Hocking Hills State Park Hiking

Hocking Hills State Park -

Cantwell Cliffs

 

Ash Cave   Cedar Falls   Old Man's Cave   Cantwell Cliffs   Rock House Conkle's Hollow

 

 

Cantwell Cliffs 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. There are hemlock-lined trails at Cedar Falls and huge rock formations in Old Man's Cave, waterfalls at Ash Cave and breathtaking overlooks at Conkle's Hollow. Visitors to the park are sure to treasure their explorations for years to come.  Rich in forested areas and natural wonders, there are over 25 miles of hiking trails in the Hocking Hills State Park system. Cantwell Cliffs is well known for its wonderful fall colors and spring wildflowers.

 

Cantwell Cliffs- Hocking Hills State Park  GPS Tracking: 39.544724,-82.588305

 

 

Remote and eye-catching, Cantwell Cliffs is known for its  deep valleys, cliffs and and rock shelter. Visitors can either hike the rim trail or follow the narrow passageway along the valley floor. One of the most fun features in the area is "fat woman's squeeze" because of the narrow passage visitors must access to reach the bottom of the gorge.

 

Length: The trail is about a 1/2 mile and takes about 40 minutes to hike.

 

 

     
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Cantwell Cliffs Hiking Trail

 Visitors to the park can stroll the trails from dawn to dusk. Parking lots are cleared at dusk.

Cliff faces and a meandering, primitive trail.

This less trodden area of the park has awesome views.

 

Cantwell Cliffs - Hocking Hills State Park Trail System

Cantwell Cliffs - Hocking Hills State Park Trail System

Cantwell Cliffs - Hocking Hills State Park Trail System

Cantwell Cliffs Hiking Trail in summer 

Recess caves at park.

The area fondly named: Fat Woman's Squeeze. The trail is rugged.


Cantwell Cliffs


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Cantwell Cliffs - Hocking Hills State Park

Directions: From Logan  

Take State Route 33 north toward Lancaster and then to State Route 374 Interesting things to look for: Cantwell Cliffs offer hikers some of the most colorful in the fall. In the spring, it's touted for a wide array of wildflowers. But compared to most of the other trails, it is more remote if you wish to pass fewer hikers on hot, summer days. A winding trail follows a narrow passageway and ends in a rock shelter. The trail is about a mile and takes 1- 1 1/12 hours to hike.