Hocking Hills Pet Friendly Hikes


Pets are welcome at Hocking Hills State Park areas including: Old Man's Cave, Ash Cave, Cedar Falls, Cantwell Cliffs and Rock House. Some areas have cliff edges and are dangerous for pets. Other areas, like Conkle's Hollow, are nature preserves and dogs are not allowed. All pets must be on a leash and under control.

Ash Cave

Ash Cave

There is an upper and lower trail at Ash Cave, each one approximately a 1/2 mile long. The lower trail is handicap 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.

The upper section is a little more rugged and takes 40 minutes to an hour to complete.

Directions:

27291 Ohio 56, South Bloomingville, OH 43152 

GPS Tracking: 39.395993,-82.545927

Cedar Falls

Cedar Falls

Visitors to the trail have said it is like stepping into an enchanted forest. Huge hemlocks, well-worn paths and rugged cliffs line much of the trail. The trail is about a 1/2 mile and takes about 40 minutes to hike.

Directions:

21724 Ohio 374 Scenic, Logan, OH 43138

GPS Tracking: 39.417215,-82.525359

Old Man's Cave

Old Man's cave

Cliffs and waterfalls and towering hemlocks line the trail. Within a stones throw is the Naturalist Log Cabin and the newly renovated Hocking Hills State Park Visitor Center. Old Man's Cave is approximately 1 mile long and takes about an hour to hike.

Directions:

19852 Ohio 664, Logan, OH 43138

GPS Tracking: 39.434686, -82.541574

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cantwell Cliffs

Cantwell

Winding narrow passages, steep inclines and a mysterious rock shelter makes Cantwell Cliffs an exciting place to visit. As the name implies, much of the area is part of a cliff system and pet owners should keep this danger in mind when hiking here. The trail is about a mile and takes 1- 1 1/12 hours to hike.

Directions:

Ohio 374, Rockbridge, OH 43149

GPS Tracking: 39.539749, -82.575945

Rock House

Rock House

A past full of adventure! Once called Robbers Roost, it is told Rock House was a hideout for bandits. The trail leading to the cave is a nice hike for a dog. However, the cave itself has a huge cliff wall and it is not recommended for pets.The Rock House trail is about a 1/2 mile long and takes 30 to 45 minutes to traverse.

Directions:

16526 Ohio 374, Laurelville, OH 43135

GPS Tracking: 39.495240, -82.615252