Discover the Best Winter Hikes in Hocking Hills

View of Cedar Falls during the winter; one of the best hikes in Hocking Hills

Hocking Hills is a year-round vacation destination for nature enthusiasts, and the winter season is no exception! Experience the tranquil beauty of winter and discover the best winter hikes near Chalets in Hocking Hills. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the season and hike past frozen waterfalls and snow-covered forests. After a day on the trails, our cozy chalets and relaxing Sauna Pods offer the perfect place to unwind!

Cedar Falls

Cedar Falls is the most famous waterfall to visit in the winter, creating a unique sculpture of ice and stone. Queer Creek tumbles over the Blackhand sandstone and freezes to create a beautiful winter display. The trail is approximately .5 miles long and is easily accessible from the parking area.

Old Man’s Cave

No winter visit would be complete without visiting the iconic Old Man’s Cave! Start at the Hocking Hills Visitor Center and walk past frozen waterfalls, recess caves, cliffs, and old stone bridges. This trail also connects to the iconic Grandma Gatewood Trail that combines six miles of trails from Old Man’s Cave to Ash Cave. 

Ash Cave

Ash Cave is one of the most accessible winter hikes in Hocking Hills, taking you to the largest recess cave in Ohio. Access Ash Cave along a flat .25-mile trail and witness the impressive columns of ice hanging from the cave!

Conkles Hollow

Conkles Hollow is one of the deepest gorges in Ohio and an easy winter trek! Hike the ¾ mile Lower Trail past recess caves, boardwalks, gorges, towering trees, and frozen waterfalls!

Annual Hocking Hills Hike

Every January, thousands of nature lovers head to the Hocking Hills for the Annual Winter Hike. This time-honored tradition offers a guided group hike along the 6-mile Grandma Gatewood Trail. This trail connects Old Man’s Cave to Ash Cave, where you will enjoy abundant wildlife, beautiful winter scenery, and stunning geological formations. 

This hike also includes pre and post-hike activities like food and refreshments. Join us for the annual hike this winter!

Book Your Hocking Hills Winter Cabin Rental Today

After exploring the best hikes in Hocking Hills this winter, warm up in our Hocking Hills cabin rentals. Cozy up in front of your fireplace, soak in a private hot tub, and sign up for a session in our Sauna Pods! Browse our last-minute discounts and book your winter getaway in Hocking Hills today!