The #1 tourist activity that brings hundreds of thousands of visitors to these Hocking Hills every year is the chance to hike and explore the most enchanting natural trails and parks in the Midwest. Hocking Hills State Park offers beautiful natural sandstone rock formations, glistening waterfalls, and lush green forest canopies to recharge your soul and excite the wandering spirit.


One of the best parts of the Hocking Hills area is numerous options for hiking. Whether you are looking for a short walk or something that is more vigorous, you are sure to find the natural beauty that can be modified for your safety!

Some of the more popular hiking sites include: Ash Cave, Cantwell Cliffs, Cedar Falls, Conkle’s Hollow, Lake Hope State Park, Lake Logan State Park, Old Man’s Cave, Rockbridge Nature Preserve, Rock House and the Wayne National Forest.

Hocking Hills is known to be stunning in every season. The park features towering cliffs, waterfalls, and deep, hemlock-shaded gorges for hikers and nature lovers to enjoy. Visitors can look forward to views of wildflowers sprouting from the forest floor in springtime and breathtaking foliage in the fall.

There are seven hiking trail systems in Hocking Hills State Park that can be accessed fairly easily by hikers of any experience level. The trails are well-maintained and park authorities encourage everyone to stay on the posted trails, so as not to slip off the very slippery moss-covered rocks. Download trails maps here and explore the beauty of Hocking.