This Hike In Ohio Will Give You An Unforgettable Experience
It’s no secret that Ohio is full of beautiful hiking trails, secret nature spots and state parks just waiting to be explored. There is one state park, however, that offers an unforgettable hiking experience, breathtaking views and photo opportunities you simply won’t find anywhere else in the state.
Hocking Hills State Park is arguably Ohio’s most beloved state park, where waterfalls, caves, unique rock formations and hiking trails abound. The park features several things to do (including zip-lining), beautiful cabins to stay in and what is quite possibly the best hiking spot in the state: Old Man’s Cave. Popular, must-see landmarks along the Old Man’s Cave area trails include Cedar Falls, Old Man’s Cave, Upper and Lower Falls, the Sphinx Head, Ash Cave and the Devil’s Bathtub.
Trails within the park are about a mile to a mile and a half long, and take an estimated hour to an hour and half to complete. To view specific trail maps with exact distances and estimated times of completion, click here.
Here are a few of the unique sights to behold along the Old Man’s Cave area trails:
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Have you explored this beautiful hiking spot for yourself? If not, will you be doing so this spring/summer? Share your thoughts, photos and experiences with us!
April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
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