We returned to Conkle’s Hollow in early January. Snow blanketed the hollow while icicles edged the cliff rim. When the slightest breeze stirred the fir boughs, snow wafted down catching the light as it fell.
We stuck to the lower “Gorge Trail” which was covered with snow and ice; it might have been slippery, but we were wearing YakTrax over our shoes, so we didn’t slip at all (if you are unfamiliar with this winter gear, we discuss it here). A trickle of water was flowing at the waterfall at the end of the hollow. Afterwards we stopped for a trail lunch at the picnic area and then drove over to Rising Park in Lancaster to snap a few more winter photos.
- TrekOhio: Hocking County Parks & Nature Preserves — This is the county where Conkle’s Hollow is located; check out this page for links to the official site, and for information on nearby parks and preserves.
- TrekOhio: Conkle’s Hollow: The Rim Trail — Information about the hiking trail that follows the rim above the gorge; this post includes information on the location of Conkle’s Hollow.
- TrekOhio: Conkle’s Hollow: The Gorge Trail
- TrekOhio: An Overview of Hiking Trails in the Hocking Hills
- TrekOhio: Gearing Up for Ohio Winter Hiking Season
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