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Old Man's Cave

20160 State Route 664 South
Logan, Ohio 43138
Phone: 740-385-6841
Overview
The most popular of all the Hocking areas is Old Man's Cave, located on State Route 664. Here at the Upper Falls, the Grandma Gatewood Trail begins its six-mile course connecting three of the park's areas.

Hiking Trails: Rim Trail - 2 miles, Gorge Trail - 3/4 miles

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Pets Allowed: Yes

Waterfalls: Yes

Shelter House: 2

Picnic Tables: 40+

Restrooms: Yes

Swimming: No

Fishing: No

Location Map

Calendar of Events
Rose Lake Canoe Course and Excursion Cancelled
Fri Jun 23

Cancelled

Beginner or long time canoeist alike can join the naturalist instructor who will teach participants the proper handling and control of a canoe, rescue techniques and proper gear. Equipment will be provided. Great for the beginner or long time canoeist that might like a few new tips. Pre-registration is required for this all day course by calling 740-385-8003 ext 213. Class size is limited so register early. Please wear clothing to get wet, no open toe shoes and bring along a lunch and plenty to drink.

Cost: Cancelled

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-8003

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest,
The Wonders of Old Man's Cave
Sat Jun 24

9 am.

Meet the Naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a short hike and discover some facts about the history of the area and the rock formations that are found through the park.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest,
Waterfall Photography Class Series
Sat Jun 24

11:00 am.

Taking photography class on the road. How to capture the breath taking smeary water, conquer darker lighting, and get lots of detail as we hike and shoot. You may even shoot a print for your wall. Comfortable clothes, hiking ability carrying your equipment, a tripod, and a basic working knowledge of your camera are encouraged. Class size is limited.

Cost: $25/reservations

Contact: Kim Sparks Photography, Phone: 513-240-1033

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Special Interest,
Naturalist Cabin Open
Sat Jul 1

4:00 pm

Stop by the naturalist cabin located behind the Old Man's Cave visitor center for a closer look at some of the local area history. Learn a new game from days gone by or see how the pioneers lived.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Reptiles
Sat Jul 1

11:00 am

Come down to the Naturalist Cabin to learn about the reptiles that make Hocking Hills State Park their home.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6842

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Wildlife,
Archery
Sun Jul 2

3:00 pm

Meet the naturalist at the archery range to learn some basic archery skills. Bows will be available to shoot during this program.

The Hocking Hills Archery Range is open 7 days a week free of charge and can be found at this address: 20307-20321 OH-664 Scenic, Logan, OH 43138.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Hocking's Birds of Prey
Sun Jul 2

12:00 pm

Join the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a closer look at Ohio s hawks, owls, eagles and vultures.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Making Tracks
Mon Jul 3

2:00 pm

Meet the Naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin to learn about animals that make the Hocking Hills home and the tracks they make.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Wildlife,
Spiders, Dispelling The Myths
Tue Jul 4

2:00 pm

Have you heard that daddy long legs are the most poisonous spider alive but their mouths are too small to bite? Let us learn more about spiders and gain a greater understanding of their importance. Come to the Naturalists Cabin to find out more.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Hockings Wildlife at the Cabin
Fri Jul 7

2 pm.

Naturalist Cabin located behind the Old Mans Cave Visitors Center.

As you pass by on your hike today stop by the Naturalist Cabin, located behind the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center, to explore and take a closer look at some of our native residents.

Naturalist will be available for discussion and to answer questions.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Wildlife,
Games of the Past
Sun Jul 9

2:00 pm.

Meet at the Naturalist Cabin located behind the Old Mans Cave Visitors Center to learn about some of the fun things that pioneer children did when they had free time. Try your hand at some of the games and activities.

As you pass by on your hike today stop by the Naturalist Cabin, located behind the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center, to explore and take a closer look at some of our native residents.

Naturalist will be available for discussion and to answer questions.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Butterflies
Wed Jul 12

2:00 pm

Come to the Naturalist Cabin to find out more about these winged beauties.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Hocking's Birds of Prey
Fri Jul 14

2:00 pm

Join the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a closer look at Ohio s hawks, owls, eagles and vultures.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
ABC Hike
Sat Jul 15

10:00 am

Meet the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a short hike and alphabetically discover some species and facts in the Hocking Hills.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Herbavore VS Carnivore
Sat Jul 15

2:00 pm

Come to the naturalist cabin to learn what makes these two different kinds of creatures so very important.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Furs, Feathers, Feet and Fangs
Sun Jul 16

2:00 pm

Meet the Naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin to discover the many special wildlife adaptations and discuss how to search for signs of the many species here in the Hocking Hills.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Wildlife,
Naturalist Cabin Open
Wed Jul 19

4:00 pm

Stop by the naturalist cabin located behind the Old Man's Cave visitor center for a closer look at some of the local area history. Learn a new game from days gone by or see how the pioneers lived.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Skulls and Claws
Thu Jul 20

5:00 pm

Join the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin to see what critters make the Hocking Hills home.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Terrific Turtles
Fri Jul 21

2:00 pm

Stop by the Naturalist Cabin to learn about the turtles that make Hocking Hills their home. Learn about the decline of the Eastern Box Turtle and ways we can help.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Knot Tying 101
Sat Jul 22

2:00 pm

Meet the naturalist at the naturalist cabin to learn how to tie some basic knots. Tie boards and ropes will be available so that you can practice.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Bats of Ohio
Sun Jul 23

2:00 pm

Meet the naturalist at the naturalist cabin to learn about some of the bats that make Ohio their home. Learn about why these winged mammals are so beneficial to humans.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Reptiles
Thu Jul 27

11:00 am

Come down to the Naturalist Cabin to learn about the reptiles that make Hocking Hills State Park their home.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6842

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Wildlife,
Trees Please
Sat Jul 29

6:00 pm

Meet the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin to learn about some of the trees in the Hocking Hills and their uses. We will take a short walk to learn ways to identify trees in the area.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6842

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Wildlife,
The Awesome Possum
Sun Jul 30

2:00 pm

Meet the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin to find out what is so awesome about this furry creature.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6842

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Wildlife,
Grandma Gatewood's Fall Colors Hike
Sat Oct 14

1-5pm

Bring along a cool drink and celebrate the season's colors.

Meet with the naturalist at the Old Man's Cave Visitor Center for a strenuous hike that spans roughly 6 miles of the Grandma Gatewood trail.

We will be traversing the section that runs from Old Man's Cave to Cedar Falls and back while enjoying the scenic beauty and cultural personality.

This hike does include several hills and steps and is not recommended for the easily winded individual. Approximately 3-4 hours.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Wildlife,
Website: www.hockinghillsstatepark.com
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