Hocking Hills State Park Hiking

Hocking Hills State Park -

Whispering Cave

 


Whispering Cave- Hocking Hills State Park -
Hocking Hills State Park (Near Cabins)
Turn Point is: 20517 State Route 664
Trail Head and Parking
39.426357, -82.551958

On Lodge Road Just off 20327 OH-664 Scenic
Logan, OH 43138
Turn off from 664 to cabins: 39.433550, -82.548504
Logan, OH 43138

Whispering Cave Map

There are six major hiking areas in Hocking Hills State Park - Ash Cave, Old Man's Cave, Rock House, Conkle's Hollow, Cedar Falls and Cantwell Cliffs. Each of these park areas offers a unique experience for those who walk its paths no matter what season.

Another trail system is located near the cabins (and where the lodge stood). This newest trail leads to the second largest cave in the park system- Whispering Cave. It is a short jog off of the Hemlock Bridge Trail. The hiking area has a scenic overlook, hemlock-lined trails, and a huge recess cave. It runs 1 1/2 miles long and connects the lodge and cabin area to the midpoint of the Old Man's Cave Gorge Trail. It has the first-ever swinging bridge at the park which connects the two points over Old Man's Creek.

 

All trails are open dawn to dusk all year long. Hikers must remain on designated trails.

 


 

Whispering Cave is a short hike along the Hemlock Trail which is 1 1/2 miles with stairs, an overlook, and cliffs. It takes about a half hour to hike.

 

Whispering Cave - Hemlock Trail Hocking Hills State Park

Hemlock Bridge Trail - Leads to Whispering Cave. Hocking Hills State Park

Whispering Cave - Hemlock Trail Hocking Hills State Park

The trail is surrounded by hemlocks and seasonal wildflowers. Steps lead to an overlook.

 

Whispering Cave - Hemlock Trail Hocking Hills State Park

There is an overlook along the trail.

Whispering Cave - Hemlock Trail Hocking Hills State Park

The Hemlock Bridge Trail overlook.

 

Whispering Cave - Hemlock Trail Hocking Hills State Park

The trail has cliffs and unique rock formations.

Whispering Cave - Hemlock Trail Hocking Hills State Park

Recess caves abound along the trail - Hemlock Bridge Trail - Hocking Hills State Park

Hemlock Bridge Trail - Hocking Hills State Park

A short path leads to Whispering Cave or to a swinging bridge that hooks up with the gorge trail.

Whispering Cave - Hemlock Trail Hocking Hills State Park

Hemlock Bridge Trail - Hocking Hills State Park

Whispering Cave - Hemlock Trail Hocking Hills State Park

The trail meanders along a path with incredible rock formations and views. The entrance to the cave.

Whispering Cave - Hemlock Trail Hocking Hills State Park

Whispering Cave.

Whispering Cave - Hemlock Trail Hocking Hills State Park

Whispering Cave waterfall at Hocking Hills State Park.

Whispering Cave - Hemlock Trail Hocking Hills State Park

The end of the cave - the second largest in the park system.

 

Hocking Hills State Park Map