Escape Into Nature: Hocking Hills Canoeing Guide

When you stay with Chalets in Hocking Hills, endless outdoor adventures are at your fingertips. Among these exciting activities, you can embark on a canoeing journey down the scenic Hocking River. Discover Hocking Hills canoeing with a local outfitter and chart your own course down the Hocking River. Glide through our tranquil waters this summer and paddle past lush forests, rolling hills, and rock formations. Experience the natural beauty of Hocking Hills from a new perspective and set out on a canoeing adventure:

Hocking Hills Canoe Livery

Embark on your paddling adventure with Hocking Hills Canoe Livery. Reserve a canoe rental for $35 an hour and explore the river at your own pace. Your trip includes life vests, paddles, and transportation to the river. Read through information on what to bring and book your reservation for one of these river trips: 


  • If you are looking for a beginner option, we recommend the 5-mile Crockett’s Trip, taking you on a leisurely 1.5-hour paddle.
  • Extend your time on the water with the 7-mile Rockbridge Trip and paddle past islands, sandbars, and the Natural Rockbridge. 

Hocking Hills Adventures

Hocking Hills Adventures is a family-owned and operated company, serving the hills for nearly 50 years! Their canoes fit two adults and two children and have a weight capacity of 500 pounds. Choose from their five-mile Crockett’s Run Trip or the seven-mile Natural Rockbridge Trip.

Adventure Pro Outdoors

Adventure Pro Outdoors offers three river trips ranging from two to four hours. Your canoe rental comes equipped with a lifejacket, paddle, rope, and transportation to the river. Choose from three to eight-mile river trips and paddle along the Hocking River together!

Paddling Safety Rules

Before heading out on the water, make sure you are familiar with these paddling safety tips


  • Never boat alone 
  • Wear a life jacket 
  • Dress in layers 
  • Bring a waterproof bag for your valuables
  • Do not overload your boat
  • Always maintain three points of contact while moving in the canoe


Book Your Hocking Hills, Ohio, Cabin Rental Today

Explore the great outdoors on a Hocking Hills canoeing adventure this summer. After a day on the water, return to Chalets in Hocking Hills and unwind in your cozy cabin rental. Take advantage of our properties’ fantastic amenities, including outdoor hot tubs, fireplaces, grills, fire pits, and fully equipped kitchens. Book your stay with us and discover everything the Hocking Hills has to offer!