Best Places to Take Pictures in Hocking Hills That Aren't Old Man's Cave
Visitors aren't too hard pressed to find a gorgeous spot for a quick photo-op. For a unique perspective and a special touch, get creative all over the region, including these Hocking Hills destinations:
Designated as a State Nature Preserve in 1977, Conkle’s Hollow’s sheer cliffs of Black Hand sandstone rise nearly 200 feet above the valley floor. The deep, cool gorge, which is only 100 feet wide in places and is considered by some to be the deepest in Ohio, has numerous waterfalls cascading over its sandstone cliffs. LEARN MORE.
Ash Cave is the largest recess cave east of the Mississippi and perhaps the most awe-inspiring feature of Hocking Hills State Park. With a horseshoe-shaped rim that spans 700 feet, with a runoff waterfall, Ash Cave is enormous and open on one side. It’s the southernmost of six natural areas that comprise Hocking Hills State Park, and is a must see for all visitors looking to experience Ohio caves. LEARN MORE.
The only true cave in Hocking Hills State Park, this grand tunnel-like corridor is situated midway up a 150-foot cliff of Black Hand sandstone. The cavern features natural cut-outs which look like windows. Used by Native Americans for turpentine stills, by pioneers for animal shelter, and even by criminals for a hideout, Rock House has a colorful history. LEARN MORE.
Cedar Falls has the greatest volume of water of all the falls in Hocking County, with water plunging 50 feet. It’s easily the most photographed of waterfalls in Ohio. The name Cedar Falls is a misnomer, the result of mistaken identity. Early settlers to the area misidentified the stately hemlock trees as cedar trees; but the name Cedar Falls has been used ever since. LEARN MORE.
Lake Logan was developed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in 1955 for recreational purposes. It’s now one of the finest fishing lakes in Ohio. Lake Logan sports northern pike, bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish and saugeye. This day-use park provides scenic picnic and swimming areas, as well as secluded walking paths where visitors enjoy the wooded beauty of Ohio’s hill country and this Hocking Hills Park. LEARN MORE.
A natural paradise, 2,983-acre Lake Hope State Park lies entirely within the 26,824-acre Zaleski State Forest in the valley of Big Sandy Run. It is a rugged, heavily forested region traversed by steep gorges and narrow ridges. Remnants of abandoned mining and iron producing industries amid the beautiful scenery provide interest and pleasure for hikers, photographers, nature lovers and historians alike at one of Ohio’s most historic and scenic state parks. LEARN MORE.