Hocking County Parks & Nature Preserves

The following list of parks and preserves includes those managed by federal, state, county, and non-governmental agencies (such as the National Audubon Society, the Nature Conservancy, various historical societies, etc.).

We have tried to collect information on the activities and facilities available at various parks, but things may change without us knowing about it. So please double-check the information at the official site.


Boch Hollow (State Nature Preserve)
  • Official Site
  • Trail Map
  • Posts at TrekOhio
  • Location:
    • 7000 Beech Camp Road, Logan, Ohio 43138
    • GPS coordinates: 39.6335527, -82.4239054
    • View on Google Maps
  • 607 acres in all
  • 7 miles of total trail
  • Prohibited activities:
    • Dogs not permitted
  • Facilities:
    • No restroom facilities
  • Miscellaneous info: There is also an additional trailhead off of Rt. 664 and another trailhead off of Bremen Road, but I don’t have their exact locations.
Clear Creek (Metro Park)
  • Official Site
  • Trail Map
  • Trail descriptions
  • Posts at TrekOhio
  • Location:
    • 185 Clear Creek Road, Rockbridge, Ohio 43149
    • GPS coordinates: 39.5939241, -82.6237622
    • View on Google Maps
  • 5,260 acres in all
  • 14 miles of total trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Fishing
    • Good site for bird watching
    • Bringing your dog
  • Facilities:
    • Restroom facilities
  • Miscellaneous info: Includes 4,769 acre Clear Creek (Allen F. Beck) State Nature Preserve
Conkle’s Hollow (State Nature Preserve)
  • Official Site
  • Brochure
  • Posts at TrekOhio
  • Location:
    • 24858 Big Pine Rd., Rockbridge, Ohio 43149
    • GPS coordinates: 39.452556, -82.571431
    • View on Google Maps
  • 87 acres in all
  • 3.5 miles of total trail
  • Prohibited activities:
    • Dogs not permitted
  • Facilities:
    • Restroom facilities
Crane Hollow (State Nature Preserve)
  • Official Site
  • Permit Form
  • 1,112 acre in all
  • Prohibited activities:
    • Dogs not permitted
  • Facilities:
    • Permit only
  • Miscellaneous info: Contact Crane Hollow, Inc (NGO) via the official website for more information; this organization periodically schedules public events at the preserve.
Hocking Hills (State Park)
Hocking SF (State Forest)
Kessler Swamp (State Nature Preserve)
  • Official Site
  • Posts at TrekOhio
  • Location:
    • 28749 Hideaway Hills Rd., Sugar Grove, Ohio 43155
    • GPS coordinates: 39.641083, -82.475967
    • View on Google Maps
  • 20 acres in all
  • Prohibited activities:
    • Dogs not permitted
  • Facilities:
    • No restroom facilities
    • Observation deck
  • Miscellaneous info: There are no hiking trails, but there is a short path to an observation deck.
Lake Logan (State Park)
  • Official Site
  • Hunting Map
  • Park Map
  • Location:
    • 30443 Lake Logan Road, Logan, Ohio 43138
    • GPS coordinates: 39.5385501, -82.4543347
    • View on Google Maps
  • Area:
    • 318 acres park
    • 400 acres lake
  • Trail information:
    • 1.5 miles of hiking trail
    • 1.25 miles of the Buckeye Trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Fishing
    • Hunting
    • Sledding
    • Good site for bird watching
    • Bringing your dog
    • Low-horsepower boating (depending on the park, this may mean boats with electric motors, boats whose motors do not exceed a specific horsepower, or boats with any horsepower motor as long as no wake is generated; check the official site for details)
    • Ice skating
  • Facilities:
    • Restroom facilities
    • Swimming beach
    • Part of the Buckeye Trail passes through the area
Little Rocky Hollow (State Nature Preserve)
  • Official Site
  • Permit Form
  • 259 acres in all
  • Facilities:
    • Permit only
  • Miscellaneous info: There is a parking lot and a short trail.
Rock Stalls (Private Preserve)
  • Posts at TrekOhio
  • Camp Akita
  • Location:
    • 29886 Rock Stull Rd., Logan, Ohio 43138
    • GPS coordinates: 39.6265859, -82.4588647
    • View on Google Maps
  • 1.5 miles of total trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Bringing your dog
  • Prohibited activities:
    • Camping not permitted
    • Rappelling not permitted
  • Facilities:
    • No restroom facilities
  • Miscellaneous info: Owned and operated by Camp Akita. Hiking trail leads to box canyon with waterfalls.
Rockbridge (State Nature Preserve)
  • Official Site
  • Posts at TrekOhio
  • Location:
    • 11475 Dalton Rd, Rockbridge, Ohio 43149
    • GPS coordinates: 39.566367, -82.499333
    • View on Google Maps
  • 202 acres in all
  • 2.75 miles of hiking trails
  • Miscellaneous info: The natural arch within the preserve is the largest in Ohio. It extends across a ravine, and it is over 100 feet long, and 10 to 20 feet wide.
Saltpetre Cave (State Nature Preserve)
  • Official Site
  • Permit Form
  • Exact location provided when you get your permit:
    • Located near or in Laurel Twp., Hocking County, Ohio
  • 14 acres in all
  • Facilities:
    • Permit only
  • Miscellaneous info: Features several, impressive recess caves. Contact Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources for a PERMIT and preserve information
Sheick Hollow (State Nature Preserve)
  • Official Site
  • Permit Form
  • 151 acres in all
  • Facilities:
    • Permit only
  • Miscellaneous info: The preserve contains a narrow canyon with many waterfalls.
Tar Hollow (State Forest)
  • Official Site
  • Trail Map
  • Bridle Trail Map
  • Brochure
  • Posts at TrekOhio
  • Location:
    • 51054 Clark Hollow Rd,, Londonderry, Ohio 45647
    • GPS coordinates: 39.3466923, -82.7320261
    • View on Google Maps
  • 16,354 acres in all
  • Trail information:
    • 22 miles of hiking trails
    • 33 miles of bridle trails
  • Supported activities:
    • Hunting
    • Camping
    • Horseback riding
    • Bringing your dog
  • Facilities:
    • Part of the Buckeye Trail passes through the area
  • Miscellaneous info: There is a 46-site primitive horse camp within the forest. The area is a popular site for morel mushroom hunting.
Wallace H O’Dowd Wildlife Area (State Wildlife Area)
Wayne NF – Athens Unit (National Forest)

Last Update: Jun 22, 2018






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