Wednesday, January 11, 2012

47th Hocking Hills Winter Hike


The annual Hocking Hills Winter Hike will take place Saturday January 21st. The hike covers about six miles from the parks campground to Ash Cave.

OMC_UpperTrail_Dec Upper Trail at Old Man’s Cave

The hike is a wonderful time to see southeastern Ohio’s caves, waterfalls and streams.

Upper Falls at Old Man’s Cave

This is the one time that the hikers may wish for cold or inclement weather because the cold and snow create a beautiful backdrop for the hike.


The hike passes the spring filled Rose Lake and the falls and caves.

Old Man’s Cave 

At Cedar Falls the midway point of the hike hikers can lunch on bean soup and cornbread with a hot beverage.

Cedar Falls

At Cedar Falls they can watch the icy waters fall from the fifty foot falls.

CF_Creek_Hollow Along the lower Trail at Cedar Falls

From Cedar Falls the walk will continue on to Ash Cave.

Ash Cave Falls

At the end of the hike participants will be driven back to Old Man’s Cave.

Ash Cave Falls Basin

Hikers can assemble anytime between 9 and 11 a.m. There is no charge but donations are always welcome because of budget cuts.

If we do not get some cold and snow for the hike do not fear because it is still a beautiful hike. Five thousand hikers enjoyed the Winter Hike last year. Come and visit.

Ash Cave Falls

Cedar Falls

Old Man’s Cave Falls


Rose Lake


  1. What a gorgeous series of photos, Lona! Sounds like a wonderful hike...wish we lived closer! Hope you get a good turn out and have a wonderful time;-)

    1. I am sure with the economy it will be a perfect outing for families to get outdoors for the winter. Thanks Jan for dropping by.

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    1. It is God's country here in the hills. Thanks for dropping by!

  3. Hi Lona, This post is awesome. We just visited Hocking Hills State Park in Sept. ---so seeing the icy waterfalls with snow all around is fabulous! I was just working on a post for next Monday from Old Man's Cave when we were there. What a fabulous place... We enjoyed it all.. Hope to go back sometime.

    Thanks for coming to my blog. I am enjoying yours very much...

  4. Hello, I came across your blog just by hopping around. I love your waterfall photos. The ice around the waterfall looks beautiful. My hubby would love to see this frozen waterfall. What a great place for hiking. Fantastic photos.

  5. So glad you found my blog. Thanks for the wonderful comments. Have a wonderful week!

  6. Amazing photos, the winter and summer version of them - wow stunners.


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