Home to a rich-biodiversity, towering cliffs, waterfalls, and deep gorges, Hocking Hills State Park has five separate sections: Old Man's Cave, Cedar Falls, Ash Cave, Cantwell Cliffs and Rock House. The park's newest edition --Whispering Caves -- is located on the Hemlock Bridge Trail.
These wonders were created more than 330 million years ago, beginning as level ground covered by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The ocean slowly receded after millions of years, further forming with the Appalachian region. What we see today was the result of a melting glacier creating rivers, waterfalls, caves and gorges. The name "Hocking" came much later thanks to Native Americans that once resided in the area, deeming it "Hockhocking River" (bottle river).
With more than 10,000 acres and 200 campsites, millions of visitors come enjoy the forest and its many activities from rock climbing, rappelling, canoeing, horseback riding, hiking and more year round.
Towering cliffs, waterfalls, and deep gorges are all found in Hocking Hills State Park. Actually encompassing six distinctly different natural areas, Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio offers such great diversity...