Save Money

Save money on adventure and entertainment with the
Hocking Hills Visitor Discount Card

Holiday Gifts

For Someone Special
Hocking Hills Gift Certificates
Featured Property

Hill Lodging Company
January Featured Property
Buffalo Lodging Company
JAN 21, 52nd Annual Winter Hike at Hocking Hills
9-11 am continuous starts from the Old Man's Cave Visitor's Center. More than 5,000 outdoor enthusiasts will participate in the Annual Hocking Hills Winter Hike. Hikers should assemble at Hocking Hills State Park Campground at any time from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Winter Hike and all pre-hike and post-hike activities are...
DEC 10, Christmas in Ash Cave
5-7pm. Step away from the hectic holiday season and come bundled for the weather to enjoy a candlelit stroll back to Ash Cave. Once you arrive at the cave, warm up with refreshments by an open fire. Listen to or join with our carolers, have the kids visit with an old fashioned Santa or help to decorate our Christmas...
NOV 26-DEC 18, Santa Train
11am-1pm and 2-4pm every Saturday and Sunday 6pm Dec 3rd and Dec 10th Our longest-running annual event, the Santa Train has been a long-standing family tradition for over three decades. These ever-popular trains begin Saturday, November 26th and continue each Saturday and Sunday through Sunday, December 18th. Each...
DEC 31, New Years Eve Train and Fireworks
10:30pm - 12:30am. Celebrate the new year on the train. On December 31st, the train departs the Nelsonville Depot at 10:30 p.m. and travels to East Logan and return. On the return trip, the train stops near the stroke of midnight at everyone is treated to a great fireworks display to help bring in 2017. Two...
DEC 31, End the Year Right Hike - Burr Oak State Park
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. End the year with a Hike. Come out and enjoy the winter forest and landscape while hiking with the naturalist. Meet at the Ranger Office for this 3-mile hike. Wear hiking boots/shoes, please....
SEP 10-DEC 31, Totally Tiffin and Ever Erickson
Hours: Nov-Feb - Tue-Sat - 1-4pm. Hours: Mar-Oct - Tue-Sun - 1-4pm. Cost: General Admission - $6, Senior Citizen - $5, and Student ages 6-18 - $3. Children under 6 are free. In this exhibit you will see the fantastic free hand glass creations of two famous glass houses. Totally Tiffin - a devoted study of Tiffin...
SEP 10-DEC 31, An Ohio Childhood Exhibition
10am - 4pm Tuesday-Saturday 1-4pm Sun Susan Talbot-Stanaway, Curator Sponsored by: PNC Arts Alive An Ohio Childhood will be a novel presentation of Ohio history that speaks directly to children and adults, using works of art, vintage photographs, decorative arts and innovative computer/Internet technology. All...
NOV 25-DEC 24, Final Friday - Holiday Shopping Alternative
5:30-9:30pm. on 11/25/16 with continuing hours until Dec 24th. Holiday Shopping Alternative at North Pole Nelsonville. Gifts of Handmade Art not found anywhere else. Visit Santas Village to get a peek at behind the scenes toy making wonderland. ...

Enter your Travel Dates: Arrival Date Departure Date

If you enter your travel dates the website will help you plan your trip by showing you events, activities and places to stay that are available during those dates. Or you can just scroll on down the page to explore everything the Hocking Hills has to offer!

Top 10 Things to Do

Visit Old Man's Cave
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.
See Cedar Falls
Cedar Falls itself is the greatest waterfall in terms of volume in the Hocking region. In the mid 1800's, a grist mill was built above the falls to utilize this water power for grinding grain.
Walk to Ash Cave
In the southernmost reaches of Hocking Hills is Ash Cave which is perhaps the most spectacular feature of the entire park. Ash Cave is the largest recess cave in the state.
Stay in a Cabin
In addition to the state-operated cabins at Old Man's Cave and Lake Hope State Parks there are hundreds of privately owned cabins available for your vacation or getaway. Cabins range from small peaceful romantic cottages to medium family-size cabins to large lodges that will accommodate multiple families. Our availability search engine can help you find the perfect place to stay quickly and easily.
There are canoe launches, and rentals, at Lake Hope and Lake Lake State Parks. To liveries offer varying length canoe, kayak, and raft trips on the usually leasurely moving waters of the Hocking River. A great way to spend a hot summer days. Full moon river trips are also offered during the summer months!
Ride the Ziplines
Some of the largest and most exciting ziplines in the mid west can be found here in the Hocking Hills.
Hiking Here & Hiking There
With 9 State Park and Nature Preserves, 3 State Forests, a National Forest, and local and metro parks, plus a large section of the Buckeye Trail, you simply will not run out of places to hike. Trails range from extremely rugged to as easy as the preverbial 'walk in the park'. Portions of the trails at Cedar Falls and Conkle's Hollow are marked wheelchair accessible.
During the Spring, Summer, and Fall months the campgrounds are bustling with activity. Many of the area State Parks offer camping as do wide variety of privately owned campgrounds that may be less crowded.
Attend Festivals and Annual Events
No matter what time of year you visit the Hocking Hills we will have something for you to celebrate. The region is teeming with festivals from moonshine to pawpaws, lillies to coal, ribs to apples. Whether your passion is for the area's rich cultural history, the culinary scene or distinctive blend of bluegrass and country music, we have a festival for you.
Take Day Trips
If you can stay a few days in the Hocking Hills there are several places you may want to see. Most Day Trips are less than "home base" there are several nearby places to visit during your stay:
New Hocking Hills App - FREE!

Now it is easier than ever to stay up to date.

The Hocking Hills App is updated every day!

Download the App and bring it with you as a quick reference to help find your way around. With the Hocking Hills App you can receive special deals on lodging, food and activities. Stay abreast of changes to our calendar of events. The information provided in our App will make your next Hocking Hills visit even more enjoyable.

click here
to Download the
Hocking Hills App

Hocking Hills Weddings More couples tie the knot in the Hocking Hills than any other destination in Ohio. You'll find everything you need to start planning your perfect Hocking Hills wedding right here, from wedding chapels to outdoor weddings to florists, caterers, honeymoon cabins and more.

Ranging from an intimate wedding for two, a small wedding with a few guests, or a larger wedding with family and friends, you can find it here. There are a wide range of wedding venues and a great selection of wedding packages from which to choose.