Hemlock Bridge
to Whispering Cave

Hemlock Bridge
to Whispering Cave

Whispering Cave is one of the newest trails in Hocking Hills. While it is unfortunately still closed due to the construction of the new Park Lodge, Whispering Cave offers hikers a bit more of a challenge due to the inclines and narrow trail. The trailhead is located in the parking lot of the Hocking Hills Dining Lodge, which caught fire and burned down in 2016. The new lodge is expected to be a wonderful improvement and should be finished before the 2022 hiking season (we hope).

Whispering Cave is divided into two separate trails. The trek begins on the Hemlock Bridge Trail, which forks offering the choice of descending to the massive recess cave known as Whispering Cave, or up to a stunning view of the Hocking Hills State Park forest canopy. The 300 foot wide recess cave is a beautiful sight to behold, particularly thanks to its waterfall that is over 100 feet high.


Park Office

Park Location

  • Hemlock Bridge Trail
    19852 State Route 664 S
    Logan, OH 43138


  • 7am - 9pm

Park GPS Coordinates

  • Lattidude: 39.4264
  • Longitude: -82.5520

Trail Info

  • Length : 1.9 mi Hike Time : 60-90 minutes Elevation Gain : 301 ft Route Type : Out & Back Difficulty : Moderate

Hike to Whispering Cave

The Hocking Hills State Park system includes Ash Cave, Old Man's Cave, Rock House, Conkle's Hollow, Cedar Falls, Cantwell Cliffs, and Whispering Cave Trail. Each offers something truly unique and wonderful, with over 25 miles of one-way looped trail systems that are open to the public year-round from dawn to dusk. From forested trails to massive natural rock formations, the Hocking Hills region is a breathtaking gem hidden in the upper Appalachian Basin for all to visit and enjoy.

Download a Trail Map to Whispering Cave and enjoy this relaxing walk in nature.