There are seven major hiking areas in Hocking Hills State Park -  Ash Cave, Old Man's Cave, Rock House, Conkle's Hollow, Cedar Falls, Cantwell Cliffs, and Hemlock Bridge Trail leading to Whispering Cave. Each of these park areas offers a unique experience for those who walk its paths no matter what season (the park is open year around from dawn to dusk). Located in the southern edge of Hocking County,

All trails are open dawn to dusk all year long. Hikers must remain on designated trails. There is no swimming or walking in the waterfalls or creeks. Dogs must remain on a leash at all times (no pets allowed in Conkle's Hollow, a nature preserve).

Hemlock Bridge Trail - Whispering Cave - Hocking Hills State Park

Hemlock Bridge Trail- 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

This newest trail takes hikers to a swinging bridge across Old Man's Creek as it connects to the Old Man's Cave Gorge Trail. Partway, hikers can take a short walk to Whispering Cave, the second largest cave in the park system. 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.

The Hemlock Trail is 1 1/2 miles with stairs and cliffs. It takes about a half hour to hike.

 

Hemlock Bridge Trail - Whispering Cave - Hocking Hills State Park

Hemlock Bridge Trail - Hocking Hills State Park (leads to Whispering Cave)


Hemlock Bridge Trail - Whispering Cave - Hocking Hills State Park

The trail is surrounded by hemlocks and seasonal wildflowers.


 

Along the trail.


Hemlock Bridge Trail - Whispering Cave - Hocking Hills State Park

Cliff faces and unique rock formations - Lead to Whispering Cave


Along the Trail.


Hemlock Bridge Trail - Hocking Hills State Park


 

 

Hocking Hills State Park Map

 

Whispering Cave Map