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Ohio’s Newest Hiking Trail Just Opened And It Belongs At The Top Of Your Bucket List

Ohio explorers will be overjoyed to know that Hocking Hills State Park just opened a brand new trail—and when it comes to scenery, it has it all.

With massive sandstone cliffs, a new cave, a towering waterfall and a swinging bridge, the Hemlock Bridge Trail to Whispering Cave is an Ohio adventure you simply have to take this summer. This week, the state park and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources officially opened the trail to Ohio explorers. The Hemlock Bridge Trail is a 1.5-mile trail that leads to Whispering Cave, a 300 ft.-wide cavern past visitors have yet to explore. The trail also features a 105-ft. waterfall, towering sandstone cliffs Hocking Hills explorers know and love and a swinging bridge that will bring out your sense of adventure.

The trailhead is located at the entrance of the former dining lodge parking lot, which you can park at during daylight hours. You’ll find it at 20160 State Route 664, Logan, OH 43138. Upon your arrival, be sure to look for a large wooden kiosk, which includes a map of the new trail, according to the Ohio State Park’s Facebook page. (Note: The trail will also connect with the Gorge Trail to Old Man’s Cave and Cedar Falls.)

For a sneak peek of this gorgeous trail, watch the short video below:

So what do you think? Are you ready for a new Ohio adventure? Take lots of photos and let us know how it goes!

April Dray
Ohio staff writer and editor for Only in Your State. Written word is my zeal. I love my cat and she tolerates me.