- Hiking in Conkles Hollow State Reserve
- Old Man's Cave and cliffs
- Horseback Riding at the Spotted Horse Ranch
- 4x4 trails
- Wild Turkey Festival
- Soaring Cliffs Ziplining
Vacation rentals are plentiful in Hocking Hills. The area is dotted with beautiful forests and parks, cliffs, trails and nature preserves. Wilderness landscapes, views and waterfalls offer great options for a rural holiday rental. There are large and small chalets and homes to rent in Lake Logan, the various state parks and nature preserves, along Hocking River and Clear Creek.Rural Retreats and Holiday Villages
There are hundreds of rural villas located near to Port Columbus airport, in South Bloomingville and in Hickory Grove. You can stay on Hocking Hill Drive or enjoy a rural retreat at Hocking Hill State Cabins, or rent a chalet at Rose Lake. There are comfortable resort cabins, child-friendly homes and homes with gardens and terraces to choose from, as well as A-frame cabins, double-storey homes, apartments and bed and breakfast or self-catering options.
Hocking Hills forms part of the Ohio Allegheny Plateau. The area is composed of gorges, cliffs and rock shelters as well as waterfalls. The Blackhand Sandstone geology is very resistant to the action of weather and water. This makes the area prone to the formation of high cliffs.Hocking Hills State Parks
Hocking Hills State Park is part of Hocking State Forest. Here you will find spectacular rock formations. There are nine state parks and state forests in the area and within these protected areas you will find spectacular waterfalls, caves, cliffs, chalets and ideal areas for hiking and picnics. There are A-frame homes and homes with balconies that offer mountain views.
Many people choose to holiday in Hocking Hills for its beautiful natural scenery. There are several remote areas offering rural accommodation all year round, hiking as well as seasonal fishing. Visitors can take to the trails and enjoy the birdlife and flora, rent a small, romantic or family chalet or bungalow that sleeps 6, right in the middle of an untouched forest.4x4 Trails in Hocking Hills
If you want to experience the best off-roading in Ohio, choose a chalet in a rural area that offers 4x4 trails. There are great jeep tracks in Nelsonville in Snake Hollow and Coal Creek. Various grades of off-roading are catered for, from rural roads, to extreme 4x4 trails. You can ride out to a great view point, experience steep and muddy trails or take your off-road vehicle onto curving roads that challenge your driving skills.Secluded Wilderness Holiday Destination
There are few places in the world that offer untouched wilderness locations. In Hocking Hills you can find dozens of secluded areas, where there are no people or other houses for miles. In these beautiful areas you will peaceful walking trails, rivers, streams and lakes and areas to enjoy untouched mountain views and waterfalls.A Bird Lovers Paradise
The many fields, woods, rivers and cliffs are a natural habitat for prolific bird life and many species are found here. You can watch birds from your cabin, while you enjoy your evening meal at Conkle’s Hollow, Clear Creek and Natural Forests like Wayne National Forest. You can also enjoy bird watching while canoeing or horseback riding.
Old Man's Cave in Hocking Hills got its name because it was once the home of legendary hermit Richard Rowe. For many years Richard Rowe escaped a more conventional life in favor of life in the cave. It is rumored that he is buried under a ledge in the cave.
One of the prettiest and most popular preserves in the area, it is very well loved by those in search of beautiful trails and good hiking. It is a good choice during winter when the water is flowing and there are ice formations to enjoy. This is a great choice if you want to see the cliffs and sheer drops in the area and there are a variety of trails to enjoy.2. Hocking Valley Paul A Johnson Pencil Sharpener Museum
One of the most unusual museums in the world, it showcases the extensive pencil sharpener collection of Reverend Paul Johnson. He began his collection more than twenty years and has collected in excess of 3400 pencil sharpeners. It is considered the largest collection in America.3. Play Golf
The golf courses in Hocking Hills are challenging and beautiful and located in natural surroundings. The Hocking Hills Golf Club and Urban Grill is an 18-hole regulation golf course that also offers delicious pub dining or banquet facilities. It is perfect for both beginners and advanced golfers and offers breath taking views of the area.4. Zipline, Aerial Adventures and Canyoning
Thanks to the area's natural topography, Hocking Hills offers plenty of opportunities for adventurous pursuits. Hocking Hills Canopy Tours, Soaring Cliffs Zipline Course are both located in Rockbridge and offer a great opportunity to enjoy nature up close with a bit of a challenge thrown in.5.The Spotted Horse ranch
A must do for horse lovers or anybody who enjoys the beauty of nature, The Spotted Horse Ranch offers riding tours, a party venue and 25 miles of trails. This huge 500 acre ranch is ideal for both beginners and seasoned riders. The ranch offers camping areas, hiking and wedding venues.
Hocking Hills has mild weather with temperatures ranging from 30 to 60 degrees in spring and fall, along with rain. This is a perfect time to view the waterfalls in the area. During summer, temperatures are comfortable, ranging from 50° to 85° F.Festivals In Hocking Hills
Hocking hills festivals are quite popular and several are held throughout the year. Choose from the Wild Turkey festival. Moonshine festival or the Feast of the Flowering Moon. For something different, you can ample food and beer mixed with motorcycles at the Gold Wings and Ribs Fest.