Find Outdoor Adventure in Hocking Hills, Ohio

August 15, 2014 by

Hocking Hills Zipline

If you’ve thought about trying a zipline ride, you don’t have to go to an exotic destination like Costa Rica. Instead visit Hocking Hills, Ohio where you can choose from four different zipline canopy tours.

In fact, Hocking Hills features opportunities for adventure seekers including hiking, hunting, fishing, antiquing, as well as a variety of family friendly activities.

Zipline in Hocking Hills

Hocking Hills was the first location to offer ziplining in Ohio, and in 2008 USA Today ranked Hocking Hills Canopy Tours the hottest new attraction in Ohio. Today is one of the top 10 ziplines in the world.

Adventure seekers can explore the treetops as they zip above the caves and rock cliffs and witness stunning scenic views of native wildlife, plants and rocks. For a totally different experience, you can even try night ziplining!

The newest line, Soaring Cliffs, carries zipliners over a natural gorge that features sandstone rock formations, wildlife and a seasonal waterfall. For more information on ziplines in Hocking Hills call 740-385-6263.

Hocking Hills Canoeing

Kayaking and Canoeing

If you want adventure in more relaxed doses, you can become one with nature while canoeing or kayaking. When the weather is warm you can even choose to take a leisurely float down the Hocking River on a raft or tube. Family friendly options are available through the Hocking Valley Canoe Livery.

Hocking Hills Hiking

Hiking in Hocking

Hocking Hills offers hiking adventure, too, with sites to see like the Cantewell Cliffs, Ash Cave, Rock house, Conkle’s Hollow Nature Preserve, and number of waterfalls. Of these, Cedar Falls is the largest in terms of volume of water during late winter through early summer.

Another favorite in the Hocking Hills area is hiking to Old Man’s Cave which is located on State Route 664. The trail starts at the Upper Falls where the Grandma Gatewood Trail starts. It’s a six-mile course that connects three park areas.

Hocking Hills, Ohio, offers diverse opportunities for year round outdoor adventure and mixes it with plenty of other opportunities for family fun. If you’d like to really rough it, you can even choose to stay in a rustic Amish style cabin.

Photo credits: Kristen Sarah

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