HOCKING HILLS REGION
FIND YOUR ESCAPE
Hocking Hills of Southeast Ohio offers a unique array of caves, rock formations, cliffs, gorges, and waterfalls and is considered a mecca for outdoor and nature enthusiasts year round. Initially called Hockhocking, or “bottle neck”, by the Shawnee Indian Tribe, the name referred to the narrow creek that feeds the upper falls of the famous Old Man’s Cave. The black hand sandstone, which has been carved out from erosion, freeze and thaw, and the flow of water over thousands of years gives Hocking Hills it’s extreme topography. The region also boasts one of the most diverse tree populations in North America, attributing to it’s natural beauty.
In addition to the seven state parks, the area also includes Hocking Hills State Forest, Little Rocky Hollow State Nature Preserve, Sheick Hollow State Nature Preserve, Kessler Swamp State Nature Preserve, portions of Wayne Nature Forest, and Rockbridge State Nature Preserve. With so much to see just minutes from your Chalets Hocking Hills cabin, experience a variety of activities and attractions unique to the region.
Hocking Hills State Parks are full of scenic wonder and beauty. Escape to deep, water-carved gorges, sparkling waterfalls, glacier-etched rock formations, and ever-changing displays of color and beauty. Discover any of the seven state parks found in the Hocking Hills region including Ash Cave, Cantwell Cliffs, Cedar Falls, Clear Creek Metro Park, Conkle’s Hollow, Rock House, and Old Man’s Cave, among many other attractions and points of interest along the way.