A day in Hocking Hills State Park Ohio

Hocking Hills State Park


We visited Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio during this summer. Since summer is the best place to visit state parks, I will be waiting excitingly for summer every year. We stay in the place where it starts snowing from December to Marc hence, coming out of the house to have FUN is only during summer.


Hocking Hills State Park


State parks are fun because of the freedom we get to spend our time. Camping, hiking, walking trails, Kayaking, BBQ-ing, and many other fun activities are the greatest attractions of state parks.



Hocking Hills State Park


I have saved many state parks on my Google Maps so that I can mark them once after visiting. Though Hocking Hills was saved last year, this year we got time to visit the park.


Hocking Hills State Park


Hocking Hills State Park


Hocking Hills State Park is in Hocking County Ohio. Spread across 25 miles, Hocking Hills is known for its variety of trails, rock formations, waterfalls, and caves.



There are seven major hiking areas in Hocking Hills State Park –  Ash Cave, Old Man’s Cave, Rock House, Conkle’s Hollow, Cedar Falls, Cantwell Cliffs, and Hemlock Bridge Trail leading to Whispering Cave.


Hocking Hills State Park

Ash Cave


Hocking Hills State Park

Old Man’s Cave



You need almost a day to visit all these places by trails. There are signs and boards around the park to help people to visit the places. Since the park is open all year along, you can plan for Hocking Hills State Park during summer or fall or winter. During summer the park offers hiking, trailing whereas in fall it is amazingly beautiful with fall colors and in winter snow is the best thing to watch!



If you are in Ohio don’t miss Hocking Hills state park. It is one of the must-see things in Ohio. From Columbus, it is just a 1-hour drive!



Things to know about Hocking Hills State Park;


  • Pets are allowed in the park EXCEPT for the nature preserve, Conkle’s Hollow.
  • Wheelchair and stroller are accessible.
  • Park is open 365 days (Including special holidays, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Independence Day)
  • Swimming is NOT allowed anywhere in the Hocking Hills State Park.
  • Entry and Parking to Hocking Hills State Park are completely FREE.
  • Best time to see Fall colors in the park is generally from October 2nd week to 4th week.
  • Advance booking is available for camping.
  • Wedding is allowed in the park with the form submission and fees.


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45 thoughts on “A day in Hocking Hills State Park Ohio

  1. momelite2 says:

    This looks like a great place to visit. We actually have a state park close by that has rock formations and caves like this. Very cool!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Oh, That’s great!

  2. You, Me and Benny says:

    this looks beautiful! I have never heard of it here – it’s amazing to learn about all the gorgeous places in the world!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Yeah 🙂

  3. wow the photos are absolutely stunning ! looks like a great place to visit ! thanks for sharing this post !

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thank you!

  4. Lyka says:

    Looks like a very nice park. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hackytips says:

      You are welcome..

  5. Oh love places that I have caves. Looks like you both had a good time there. Any bats around there? lol

    1. Hackytips says:

      Hehe 😀 Thank god, NO!

  6. Joanna says:

    Hocking Hills State Park looks fantastic! I love hiking and those trails have so beautiful views. If I’ll ever be in Ohio I will like to visit this park.

    1. Hackytips says:


  7. Ruchie says:

    I just love caves and rocks and this place looks so good to visit!!

    1. Hackytips says:

      It is more beautiful when you see with your own eyes 😉

  8. My husband and I love hiking and going on trails. We have been all over Georgia and we have found amazing spots. This state park looks absolutely amazing and like a lot of fun. I have yet to see a cave though, it seems exciting!

    1. Hackytips says:

      That’s really a cool hobby. Keep it up 🙂

  9. bluebox2310 says:

    Great post! The park looks beautiful. Hope to be able to visit someday.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Sure 🙂

  10. Mike A. says:

    This looks like a bit of a hidden gem in Ohio. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Yeah, many people are not aware of this park.

  11. Francisco says:

    Looks like a beautiful park! I especially like the old man’s cave..

    1. Hackytips says:

      That’s one of the main attraction.

  12. Joan’s Footprints says:

    Wow! I love hiking and camping too! It’s nice to see hikers promoting hiking destinations! Would love to see that with my own eyes soon. 🙌🏼

    1. Hackytips says:

      Hope you will make it happen soon 🙂

  13. The best part of the US is that it has so national and state parks. Hocking Hills has been on my list for a while! Next summers, hopefully! I loved your pictures! <3

    1. Hackytips says:

      Great! Thank you.

  14. Christian Foremost says:

    I haven’t been in a state park. There aren’t much of those in the philippines that i know of. Maybe when im in the US someday, I’ll get to check it out

    1. Hackytips says:

      US has huge list of state parks & National parks.

  15. aisasami says:

    Hocking Hills State Park seems like a relaxing place to bring a family for the summer. Which part of the state is this located? I might convince my mom to take me!

  16. Those are such beautiful land formations! Would love to visit.

    1. Hackytips says:


  17. Rudy says:

    The rock formations and caves look really cool 🦇 Some spelunking is nearly always in order.

    1. Hackytips says:


  18. This place looks wonderful and I love the nature view! I would love to visit this place someday.

    1. Hackytips says:

      You should! It feels so peaceful and relaxing.

  19. Misha says:

    wow,, so scenic., loved the way u have clicked all pics..would love to go there someday

  20. vidhya29 says:

    It’s a beautiful place! loved the pictures!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thank you!

  21. We lived so close to Ohio and never got to visit this State Park..maybe some day! 🙂

    1. Hackytips says:

      ooh, you should visit then.

  22. You gave us virtual tour of the country which I haven’t visited. Love the pic.
    #millennialscribbler #myfriendalexa

    1. Hackytips says:

      Aww.. Thank you 🙂

  23. Arti says:

    this place looks amazing 🙂

  24. Adventures with Shelby says:

    Love the pictures! I would love to hike here

    1. Hackytips says:

      You can do that..

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