Hocking Hills State Park Hiking


Hocking Hills State Park -

Ash Cave


Ash Cave - Hocking Hills State Park - 27291 Ohio 56, South Bloomingville, OH 43152 

GPS Tracking: 39.395993,-82.545927

Ash Cave Hocking Hills State Park

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. Located in the southern edge of Hocking County, Ash Cave can be reached by walking a handicap accessible trail that leads hikers  through a beautiful gorge lined with stately hemlocks. Although the cave was named for the huge pile of ashes found by early settlers in the cave shelter, the source of the ashes is still a mystery. Towering hemlocks, a cascading waterfall and a wide recess cave make Ash Cave one of Hocking Hills State Park's most popular hiking trails. The trail leading to the cave is asphalt and easily accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.

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

The trail is approximately a 1/2 mile long. It is wheelchair and stroller accessible along a paved sidewalk ending in the large sandy region of the recess cave. It takes approximately a 1/2 hour to hike the trail. Pets are permitted on leash.


Ash Cave School Days

Visitors to the park can learn about the uniqueness with Naturalist-led hikes.

Ash Cave  - Hocking Hills Park

Frontier Trail Hike in Ash Cave  - Hands-on interpreted history of the park and region.



Ash Cave Hiking Trail - Hocking Hills

Dogs are allowed on the trails. They must be in control and on a leash.

Ash Cave - Hocking Hills State Park

Ash Cave in summer - It is open from dawn to dusk. Visitors must stay on the trails.


Ash Cave - Winter Hike

Winter in the Hocking Hills - Ash Cave. Waterfalls freeze in winter months.


Ash Cave Hiking Trail

The trail is asphalt - stroller and wheelchair accessible. Sandstone cliffs line walkway.

Hocking Hills State Park Map