Directions

Ohio’s Hocking Hills region is located in the breathtaking foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, roughly an hour southeast of Columbus, Ohio.

We’ve designed our directions and have provided a Hocking Hills map to help you get to one of our two information centers: The Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center in Logan (open seven days a week), or the Hocking Hills Visitors Center in Laurelville. You may want to call us at 1-800-HOCKING (462-5464) for directions to specific locations within the Hocking Hills that are not listed on our Hocking County maps. Or, stop by when you arrive and we’ll point you in the right direction and send you off with one of our Hocking Hills maps.

Our Visitor Center in Laurelville (open Thursday through Monday in the summer, and Friday through Sunday in the slower seasons) is located in a quaint log cabin on the grounds of the famous Bowers & Daughters "Apple House", the Laurelville Fruit Farm. Laurelville is located on the western edge of Hocking County and may be the first stop for guests coming from the West. Use the Hocking Hills map below to find great destinations in the Hocking Hills.


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map from Columbus, Ohio

When coming from Columbus, travelers have the option of taking the "Lancaster Business Route" which is Memorial Drive (and formerly Route 33) or stay on Route 33 (the bypass) and continue towards Logan. The bypass will be the faster option with no stops; however, don't forget about the great restaurants, lodging, shopping and historic attractions in Lancaster, which all can be accessed by choosing the "Lancaster Business Route" as opposed to the bypass. Exploring Lancaster is a great option on your way to or coming home from the Hocking Hills.

If going to Logan (eastern Hocking County):
Take US 33 East through Lancaster. Exit at State Route 664 (Logan-Bremen exit). Turn right (south) onto SR 664. The Hocking Hills Welcome Center is located just south of the intersection of SR 664 and US 33. (Hocking Hills map shown above.)

If going to Laurelville (western Hocking County):
Take 23 South through Circleville. In Circleville, Take State Route 56 East to Laurelville. Once in the circle center of Laurelville, take the second road on your right, which continues St. Rt. 56. You will see a sign pointing to the Visitor Center on the top of the hardware store on your right. The Visitor Center is just ahead on your right, in the log cabin sharing a parking lot with the Laurelville Fruit Farm. (Hocking Hills map shown above.)

map from Cincinnati, Ohio

To Laurelville (western Hocking County):
Take I-71 North, Exit at US 35 east (Washington Court House exit). Follow 35 East. Take US 22 East to Circleville. Take State Route 56 East to Laurelville. Once in the circle center of Laurelville (the "posey pot"), take the second road on your right, which continues St. Rt. 56. You will see a sign pointing to the Visitor Center on the top of the hardware store on your right. The Visitor Center is just ahead on your right, in the log cabin sharing a parking lot with the Laurelville Fruit Farm. (Hocking Hills map shown above.)

Coming from Cincinnati, you will pass through Laurelville, so it is recommended to stop at the Hocking Hills Visitor Center at Laurelville. If you have interest in visiting the original Welcome Center and Logan, follow these directions:

To Logan (eastern Hocking County) :
Take I-71 North. Exit at US 35 east (Washington Court House exit). Follow 35 East. Take US 22 East to Circleville and continue east on 22 towards Lancaster. Take US 33 E towards Logan. Exit at State Route 664 (Logan-Bremen exit). Turn right (south) onto SR 664. The Hocking Hills Welcome Center is located just south of the intersection of SR 664 and US 33. (Hocking Hills map shown above.)

map from Pittsburgh

To Logan (eastern Hocking County):
Take I-279 south to I-79 Exit. Take I-79 south to I-70 west. Continue west on I-70 through Zanesville to the Route 13 Exit. Proceed south on Route 13. Make a short jog west onto State Route 256. Take State Route 664 south. Take State Route 664 south to US 33. The Hocking Hills Welcome Center is located just south of the intersection of SR 664 and US 33. (Hocking Hills map shown above.)

Coming from Pittsburgh, you will pass through Logan, so it is recommended to stop at the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center while in Logan. If you have interest in visiting Laurelville and the new Visitor Center, follow these directions:

To Laurelville (western Hocking County) from the Welcome Center:
Take US 33 West towards Lancaster. At the first exit, take St. Rt. 180 towards Laurelville. About 20 miles, you will be in the 5-way intersection at the center circle of Laurelville. Following around the center planter to the right, take the 3rd road, St. Rt. 56. (you will see a sign for the Visitor Center above the hardware story to the center left). On 56, the Visitor Center is just ahead on your right, in the log cabin sharing a parking lot with the Laurelville Fruit Farm.

map from Cleveland, Ohio

map from Akron

map from Canton, Ohio

Take I-77 south to Cambridge. Take I-70 west to the U.S. 37 east/Lancaster exit (#126). Follow U.S. 37 to Lancaster. Turn right onto US 22 for 4 blocks. Turn left onto U.S. 33 east. Continue on U.S. 33 to the State Route 664 (Logan/Bremen) exit. Exit at 664. Turn right (south). The Hocking Hills Welcome Center is located just south of the intersection of SR 664 and US 33. (Hocking Hills map shown above.)

Coming from Northeast Ohio, you will pass through Logan, so it is recommended to stop at the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center while in Logan. If you have interest in visiting Laurelville and the Visitor Center there, follow these directions:

To Laurelville (western Hocking County) from the Welcome Center in Logan:
Take US 33 West towards Lancaster. Exit at St. Rt. 180, turn left on to 180 towards Laurelville. About 20 miles, you will be at the 5-way intersection at the center circle of Laurelville. Following around the planter in the center to the right, take the 3rd road, St. Rt. 56. (you will see a sign for the Visitor Center above the hardware story to the center left). On 56, the Visitor Center is just ahead on your right, in the log cabin sharing a parking lot with the Laurelville Fruit Farm. (Hocking Hills map shown above.)

map from Indianapolis

map from Dayton

Take I-70 to east to Columbus.

To Logan (eastern Hocking County):
Just east of Downtown Columbus, take US 33 east through Lancaster. Exit at State Route 664 (Logan-Bremen exit). Turn right (south) onto SR 664. The Hocking Hills Welcome Center is located just south of the intersection of SR 664 and US 33. (Hocking Hills map shown above.)

Construction Note: New Route 33 Bypass around Lancaster, Ohio
In Fall 2005 construction was completed on a bypass on Route 33 around Lancaster. When coming from Columbus, travelers have the option of taking the "Lancaster Business Route" which is Memorial Drive (and formerly Route 33) or stay on Route 33 (the new bypass) and continue towards Logan. The bypass will be the faster option with no stops; however, don't forget about the great restaurants, lodging, shopping and historic attractions in Lancaster, which all can be accessed by choosing the "Lancaster Business Route" as opposed to the bypass. Exploring Lancaster is a great option on your way to or coming home from the Hocking Hills. (Hocking Hills map shown above.)

To Laurelville (western Hocking County):
Take 270 South. South of Columbus take 23 South towards Circleville. In Circleville, Take State Route 56 East to Laurelville. Once in the circle center of Laurelville, take the second road on your right, which continues St. Rt. 56. You will see a sign pointing to the Visitor Center on the top of the hardware store on your right. The Visitor Center is just ahead on your right, in the log cabin sharing a parking lot with the Laurelville Fruit Farm. (Hocking Hills map shown above.)

map from Toledo

Take I-75 South to 23 South. At 270 in Columbus:

To Logan (eastern Hocking County):
Take 270 East. exit at Route 33 East towards Lancaster. Take US 33 east through Lancaster. Exit at State Route 664 (Logan-Bremen exit). Turn right (south) onto SR 664. The Hocking Hills Welcome Center is located just south of the intersection of SR 664 and US 33. (Hocking Hills map shown above.)

Construction Note: New Route 33 Bypass around Lancaster, Ohio
In Fall 2005 construction was completed on a bypass on Route 33 around Lancaster. When coming from Columbus, travelers have the option of taking the "Lancaster Business Route" which is Memorial Drive (and formerly Route 33) or stay on Route 33 (the new bypass) and continue towards Logan. The bypass will be the faster option with no stops; however, don't forget about the great restaurants, lodging, shopping and historic attractions in Lancaster, which all can be accessed by choosing the "Lancaster Business Route" as opposed to the bypass. Exploring Lancaster is a great option on your way to or coming home from the Hocking Hills. (Hocking Hills map shown above.)

To Laurelville (western Hocking County):
Take 270 West. South of Columbus take 23 South towards Circleville. In Circleville, Take State Route 56 East to Laurelville. Once in the circle center of Laurelville, take the second road on your right, which continues St. Rt. 56. You will see a sign pointing to the Visitor Center on the top of the hardware store on your right. The Visitor Center is just ahead on your right, in the log cabin sharing a parking lot with the Laurelville Fruit Farm. (Hocking Hills map shown above.)

For directions from any other location, we invite you to call us toll free at 1-800-HOCKING. The phones at the Hocking Hills Welcome Center are answered seven days a week by friendly, knowledgeable folks who can tell you how to get here and will gladly help you plan your trip.

Or if you prefer Email, drop us a line at request@explorehockinghills.com. We’ll answer your query promptly. The Hocking Hills Visitors Guide and Hocking Hills maps are available at the Welcome Center or Visitor Center at no cost. Request one here, or by calling 1-800-HOCKING.

Once you arrive, we invite you to visit our Welcome Center, located just west of US Rt. 33, on State Route 664 S. Every one of our welcoming volunteers knows the Hills like the back of his or her hand and will cheerfully help you find your way around the area and provide you with one of our Hocking Hills maps.

For those approaching Hocking County from the west, your first stop may be our Hocking Hills Visitor Center located in St. Rt. 56 in Laurelville, right next to the Laurelville Fruit Farm.

The Welcome Center and Visitor Center are stocked with free brochures on everything to do, places to eat, local shops and lodging facilities throughout the area. You can check out pictures of the parks, pick up free trail maps, Hocking Hills maps and find out about other special points of interest.