Rock House is one of the smaller parks of the Hocking Hills State Parks, but it contains … yes, you guessed it … a rock house. The Rock House is a real cave inside a cliff of Blackhand sandstone. It consists of one large (long) rectangular room with a couple of entrances and several “windows”. One of the windows overlooks a cliff with a seasonal waterfall.
The actual trail is a relatively short loop trail, but the Rock House and cliff it’s embedded in is well worth the trip. Amenities include several parking and picnic areas and rest rooms. You may wish to combine the short hike at Rock House with other nearby parks such as either Cantwell Cliffs or Conkles Hollow.
Below are some photos of scenes from the loop trail below the cave.
- TrekOhio: Overview of Hiking Trails in the Hocking Hills
- TrekOhio: Hocking County Parks and Preserves — This is the county where Rockhouse is located; check it out for links to official sites and for information on nearby parks.
Address: 16526 OH-374, Laurelville, Ohio 43135
GPS coordinates: 39.495305, -82.612245
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