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).

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 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. It 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.

 

Whispering Cave- Hocking Hills State Park

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


Whispering Cave- Hocking Hills State Park

The trail is surrounded by hemlocks and seasonal wildflowers.


 

Whispering Cave- Hocking Hills State Park

The trail is rugged and has steps.


Whispering Cave- Hocking Hills State Park

The cave.


 

The trail has cliffs and unique rock formations.


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


 

 

Hocking Hills State Park Map

 

Whispering Cave Map