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Hocking Hills State Park: Rock House

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 interior of Rock House

Looking out of a “window” of Rock House
Looking out of a different window towards another cave near the top of the logs

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.

The little people on the cliff above have moved from the interior of Rock House to some of the House’s openings.
A Slump Rock on trail at Rock House
Ferns growing on cliff wall
One of the cliffs along the trail at Rock House
Additional Information

  • Address: 16526 OH-374, Laurelville, Ohio 43135
  • GPS Coordinates: 39.4963188, -82.6163939
  • Google Maps: View on map or get directions

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2 thoughts on “Hocking Hills State Park: Rock House

    1. Thank you so much, Carol. My husband wrote this one, and I was assigned the job of going through our digital photo album to find illustrations. I have to say that’s my favorite part. 🙂

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