5 Hocking Hills Attractions to Put on Your Vacation Itinerary

Encompassing seven state parks, the Hocking Hills is one of Ohio’s most sought-after vacation destinations for nature lovers. Among these state parks are several notable Hocking Hills attractions that can’t be missed! From the iconic Old Man’s Cave to the cascading waters of Cedar Falls, endless outdoor attractions are unique to the region. Book with Chalets in Hocking Hills and stay in one of our cabins situated in private wooded areas and easily access these top five attractions nearby: 

  1. Old Man’s Cave

Old Man’s Cave is one of the most visited Hocking Hills attractions. The cave is named after local hermit Richard Rowe, who resided there in the 18th century. The cave can be found along a one-way trail accessible from the parking lot at Upper Falls. Traverse past five distinct areas, including Upper Falls, Upper Gorge, Middle Falls, Lower Falls, and Lower Gorge. You can also pick up the Grandma Gatewood Trail here and hike six miles from Old Man’s Cave to Cedar Falls and Ash Cave. Stay at our chalets at Old Man’s Cave!

  1. Ash Cave

Visit the largest recess cave in Ohio, Ash Cave, during your Hocking Hills getaway! This cave is nearly 700 feet from end to end, 100 feet deep, and 90 feet high. A tributary of Queer Creek cascades over the cave into a pool and provides a beautiful seasonal waterfall. Access the cave from the .5-mile trail leading you through a scenic tree-lined gorge. 

  1. Cedar Falls

We suggest that you chase waterfalls during your outdoor exploration. Make your way to Cedar Falls along a scenic .5-mile trail, surrounded by hemlock trees, rock walls, grottos, and waterfalls. Please keep in mind that this is a strenuous hike with inclines and steps leading down to the falls. Visit the greatest waterfall in terms of volume in Hocking Hills!

  1. Rock House

Rock House is the only true cave in Hocking Hills State Park, named after it resembles a house. This cave is 25 feet high, 200 feet long, and 20-30 feet deep. Step into the cave, peer out the windows carved by nature, and find the carvings left by old inhabitants. To get to Rock House, just hop on the ¼ mile trail from the parking lot. Stay in our Chalets at Rock House!

  1. Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve

Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve is home to one of the deepest gorges in Ohio, surrounded by towering cliffs of Black Hand Sandstone. Hike through the lush valley floor on the Lower Trail or take the Upper Trail for a more challenging route, offering panoramic views of the park. Stay at our Chalets at Conkles Hollow!

Discover Hocking Hills Attractions During Your Ohio Getaway

These are just five of the most popular Hocking Hills attractions; discover even more things to do during your getaway on our Hocking Hills Visitor Guide! Book your Hocking Hills cabin rental and elevate your stay with our add-on packages. Whether you want to experience the ultimate healing in our SaunaPods or book a personal chef for your date night, we have you covered. Plan your Hocking Hills escape today!