Hocking Hills State Park Hiking

Hocking Hills State Park -

Conkle's Hollow

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

 

 

 

 

Conkle's Hollow

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.

 

 

Conkle's Hollow - Hocking Hills State Park   GPS Tracking: 39.452879,-82.572148

Visitors hiking this trail are in for a spectacular treat of wilderness and high, rugged cliffs.  There is both a rim trail which circles the gorge atop the cliffs and a lower trail leading through the hollowed out gorge itself. 

The trail was named for W.J. Conkle who left his name carved in the sandstone on one wall of the gorge.

Be Careful! I wouldn't recommend taking the kids on the upper level of the trail. Hiking can be hazardous.  

Length: The rim is 2 1/2 miles long and the lower trail is about a mile. It takes about an hour and a half to 2 hours to hike the rim or upper trail and about  1  hour to hike the lower trail

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Conkle's Hollow - Hocking Hills State Park Trail System

 This is a nature preserve and pets are not allowed.

Conkle's Hollow - Asphalt trail at lower trail section makes it accessible for those needing wheelchair mobility.

The trail goes past several recess caves including Horsehead Grotto where local legends state is haunted.

 

Conkle's Hollow - Hocking Hills State Park Trail System  

Conkle's Hollow - Hocking Hills State Park Trail System  

Conkle's Hollow - Hocking Hills State Park Trail System  

Conkle's in summer - It is open from dawn to dusk.

Autumn View along Conkle's Upper Trail.

Meandering trail along a creek.

 

Conkle's Hollow

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Conkle's Hollow - Hocking Hills State Park


 

From Logan         Take State Route 664 to Big Pine Road