Posted in Park visit

The Hocking Hills at Winter’s End

Like a lot of other people, I'm totally ready to leave winter behind at this point. However Bob convinced me to open myself to winter's beauty once more by hiking in the Hocking Hills this past Friday. It was sunny, but cold (around 20° F, -6.7° C), so we had to bundle up. We visited two attractions in the Hocking Hills State Park: Ash Cave and Cedar Falls. Then we hiked the Gorge Trail in the Conkle's Hollow State Nature Preserve. To make things easier for ourselves, we reduced our hiking by parking Read more ➜
Posted in Hiking, Park review, Southeastern Ohio

Hocking Hills State Park: Cedar Falls

Cedar Falls is a scenic waterfall situated on the trail halfway between Old Man's Cave and Ash Cave.  The falls was named by early settlers after the nearby cedar trees, of which there are none. The settlers misidentified the native hemlock trees as cedars. Cedar Falls can be reached by car on SR 374, just a short drives from either Old Man's Cave or Ash Cave.  Amenities include several parking lots, picnic shelters, rest rooms, and drinking water. Although there are several hiking Read more ➜