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“Disappointing”

Hocking Hills State Park
Ranked #18 of 2,227 things to do in Ohio
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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Did a hike to Old Mans Cave and was grossed out by all off the trash on the trails. So many people smoking too and openly drinking beer. Never saw anyone like a Park Ranger to report anything to.

Thank mlhmorris
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

We were blown away by our visit to Hocking Hills State Park. The scenery is unbelievable wherever you go. There are options for lots of different activities, depending on what you enjoy.

One of our favorite features of the park was that for every sight there are short and long hiking options. The short hikes make it easy to see all of the waterfalls, even if you bring your whole family with you. There is a lot to see in a small amount of space, so you don't spend as much time driving as you would imagine.

You should plan to see all the waterfalls when you visit, as they are all amazing. If you can't make it to all of them, however, I would recommend skipping Old Man's Cave. There is a lot of hype surrounding it, but the hike is long and the scenery just isn't as stunning as other areas of the park.

We went on the mountain biking trails while we were there, and they seem to go from beginner level to highly advanced, without a lot in-between. Also, there are a lot of low areas on the trails so if it rained recently I would skip the mountain biking as the mud is too deep to navigate.

2  Thank Krysten C
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Swimming and Wading are prohibited in Hocking Hills State Park. Videos and photos like these are causing visitors to think these acts are okay and causing irreparable damage to the park and its ecosystem despite the many signs posted that it is prohibited. Please be mindful.

3  Thank Britany F
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We are so lucky to have this state park so accessibly close so it’s hard to believe I’ve not gone to enjoy it in over 25 years! Very crowded on a sunny Sunday and was amazed at the visitors from several states and countries. Lovely drive to and through the park and so many hiking options on very well maintained and marked trails spread around the park.

Thank 594gwenw
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

We spent 3 days hiking in the Hocking Hills area while camping at the Old Man's Cave area of Hocking Hills State Park. We had a campsite with some shade and plenty of space. We hope to return to this location again in the near future.

1  Thank Bessie N
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