AAA Editor Notes
Hocking Hills State Park is in Hocking State Forest, 10 mi. s.w. of US 33 at 19852 SR 664 S. This 2,356-acre area boasts cliffs, a river, waterfalls and hemlock-shaded gorges. About 110 kinds of birds are known to nest in the park—50 species spend the winter, and others are migratory.
Rock formations include cross-bedding and honeycomb weathering. The park's caves attracted indigenous people; evidence of the ancient Adena culture dates from more than 7,000 years ago. Native American tribes visited or lived here during the 1700s, including the Delaware, Shawnee and Wyandot. They called the river Hockhocking because of its gourd-shaped valley.
More than 25 miles of trails wind through the park's gorges and ridges. A swimming pool is open Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Pets on leash are allowed. Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.