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
More on Hocking County
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9 thoughts on “Conkle’s Hollow in Winter”
Really stunning shots…! It’s wonderful to see the area in the winter, covered in snow and ice. So dramatic!
Winter is on hold, its going up to 64 degrees this weekend.
How lovely post. It was interesting to see winter paths. I especially enjoyed the photo “Ice forming on the creek’s surface”. It is fantastic nature finding, Also Ice Angel and icicles.
Very nice photos especially like the diagonal lines in Icicles Above, Icy Drizzle where it looks like the second icicle is suspended and the creek surface.If I haven’t said it already, i wish you a happy new year.
Thank you, Jane. And a happy new year to you too!
These are so beautiful! You’ve given me a little winter to enjoy. We’ve missed all the snow so far, but I’m still crossing my fingers.
Thank you, Amy. Since you haven’t had much winter so far, I have to share what I saw today… someone had sculpted an angel out of snow at the park.
Beautiful! Love the icicles…
Thanks. The icicles are one of the things I really like about winter hiking. Hoping we’ll get enough freeze / thaw cycles to have a nice crop of icicles at the annual Hocking Hills Winter Hike in two weeks.