Take an Easy Hike in the Hocking Hills

Take an Easy Hike in the Hocking Hills

It's a new year and with that comes new goals!

Is your goal to get in shape? Or maybe to take up hiking? Or possibly just to see more of the outdoor beauty in the Hocking Hills? Then you are in luck. We can help you do just that. 

To get you started, check out these easy hikes to take in the Hocking Hills:

Conkle's Hollow Nature Preserve

Conkle's Hollow is known for its sheer cliffs of Black Hand sandstone. You can also find numerous waterfalls during your journeys here. 

For your easy hike, take the Gorge Trail. It's an easy two mile paved hike that is out and back. It's great for a first time hiker. You don't have to worry about tough terrain while still being able to see the beauty of the area. 

Ash Cave

This horse-shaped rim features a run-off waterfall that has been known to magical things, especially in the winter months.  Ash Cave is enormous and a favorite of people visiting the Hocking Hills. 

One of the many reasons why it's a favorite is that it is so easy to get there! The trail is paved and you don't have to go very far to get to the natural beauty of this cave. Also, it's handicapped-accessible. So it is truly for hikers of all abilities.

Cedar Falls

Want to try something just a bit harder? Cedar Falls is known as our highest volume waterfall and is truly spectacular to visit. 

This trail is short, as the Cedar Falls are nearby the parking lot. But it provides a manageable challenge. You start off with downhill descent on stairs of varying heights. You will soon find yourself staring in awe of the falls though. Just make sure you save your energy for the hike back up those stairs. 

The Hocking Hills has hikes for all abilities, so be sure to check out the hiking trails and plan your trip now.