Conkles Hollow (photo courtesy of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources)

Things to Do in the Hocking Hills

Plan your trip to southeast Ohio’s Hocking Hills region with these recommendations on where to stay, great hikes, scenic spots, paddling trips and more. 

Hocking Hills State Park is dotted with some our state's most popular natural landmarks, making for an impressive destination for hiking, rock-climbing, Instagramming and more. This inclusive guide offers suggestions for family hikes, bachelor and bachelorette party kayaking ventures and romantic getaway stays for two, as well as photo-worthy sites and breathtaking stargazing. Take a solo trek in honor of Grandma Gatewood, soar through the air at Hocking Hills Canopy Tours or experience yurt-style living at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. The all-season region is sure to bring the thrills, hikes and sights your family and friends are craving.

Cantwell Cliffs (photo courtesy of Ohio Department of Natural Resources)
Best Hikes in the Hocking HillsA trip to the Hocking Hills means hiking opportunities that range from family-friendly excursions to longer treks that cover more miles.

Rappelling in the Hocking Hills (photo by Matt Shiffler)
Outdoor Adventures in the Hocking Hillsif you want to see the Hocking Hills region from a new perspective, check out these zip lining, canoeing and horseback-riding experiences.

Yurt at Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls (photo courtesy of the Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls)
Where to Stay in the Hocking HillsFrom cottages and cabins to lodges and inns to even yurts and geodomes. Here are four places we’ve stayed that give a flavor for what the Hocking Hills region has to offer.

Cedar Falls
Most Scenic Spots in the Hocking HillsBeauty abounds in the Hocking Hills, promising lots of great spots to get that perfect photo. Check out these locations that offer overlooks, waterfalls, caves and more.

Man at JGAP looking at through a telescope at the night sky (photo by Brad Hoehne)
Stargazing in the Hocking HillsGet ready to say “wow” more than a few times at John Glenn Astronomy Park, named after the first American to orbit the earth in 1962. The 540-square-foot observatory features two large telescopes as well as a Dobsonian telescope with a 28-inch mirror.

Woman getting a massage at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls (photo by Jumping Rocks Inc.)
Spa Offerings in the Hocking HillsIf you’re looking for a place to recharge and relax in the Hocking Hills, these options pair perfectly with a weekend exploring the scenery of southeast Ohio.