Local Activities: Hocking Hills Hiking

Grab your camera, comfortable shoes and get ready for some spectacular Hocking Hills hiking! 

Why leave Glenlaurel? We have some amazingly beautiful walking trails with our own Camusfearna Gorge & Thistle Bluff trail. These trails offer beautiful rock formations with 50 to 100 foot rock cliffs, caverns, two creeks and restful waterfalls. These specific areas are reserved for Glenlaurel guests. 

The Hocking Hills feature numerous hiking trails and have something different to claim. From waterfalls, deep gorges, the blackhand sandstone cliffs, each changes with the seasons. Ash Cave, Cantwell Cliffs, Cedar Falls, Conkle’s Hollow State Nature Preserve, Old Man’s Cave, Rock House, and Rockbridge State Nature Preserve combine to form “The Hocking Hills State Park.” One day is simply not enough to see them all during your Hocking Hills hiking expedition.

One trail not to be missed is Grandma Gatewood’s Trail. The trail connects Old Man’s Cave to Cedar Falls to Ash Cave. Begin walking the five miles from Old Man’s Cave to Ash Cave and it won’t take long to see why this is one of the state’s most popular trails. 

The Buckeye Trail is a trail located entirely within the State of Ohio. It covers over 40 of Ohio’s 88 counties with scenic and historic spots throughout the state. The trail may follow old canal towpaths, abandoned railroads, rivers, lakeshores, rural byways and footpaths on forested public and private lands, passing through state forests, state and local parks, small towns and urban areas. Look for the blue blazes (2″ x 6″ vertical blue markings painted) on trees and utility poles along the trail. 

Also located in Hocking County is the Rockbridge State Nature Preserve which is Ohio’s Largest Natural Bridge that is located 1.5 miles from Rockbridge. Travel southeast on U.S. Route 33, proceed south on Crawford-Starner Road (Township Road 504), then turn immediately east on Dalton Road (Township Road 503) and proceed .5 mile to dead end. Parking and Hocking Hills hiking trail system are available. View other Hocking Hills activities.

Call us at 1-800-809-REST (7378) for more information about our Hocking Hills cabins, cottages and crofts.