Conkle's Hollow - Hocking Hills State Park GPS Tracking: 39.452879,-82.572148
Conkle's Hollow is one of the six major areas of Hocking Hills State Park - Old Man's Cave, Ash Cave, Rock House, Conkle's Hollow, Cedar Falls and Cantwell Cliffs. Each of the park areas offers a unique experience for those who walk its paths. From hemlock-lined trails, to huge rock formation, waterfalls to rock bridges, guests to the park are sure to treasure their explorations for years to come. Rich in forested areas and natural wonders, there are over 25 miles of hiking trails in the Hocking Hills State Park system.
The Look: Rugged cliffs, steep ledges and tiny recess caves make this remote trail a wonderful hike for the adventurous. There is an upper and lower trail. The lower trail is handicap accessible. The upper trail is rugged and treacherous with cliff overhangs. As always, cliff areas are not safe for pets and children!
Interesting things to look for: Cliffs, a meandering stream, enormous hemlocks and rock formations make the lower hiking trail a wonderful adventure.
The recess cave with a seasonal waterfall at the end makes the trail worth the walk.
Be Careful! I wouldn't recommend taking the kids on the upper level of the trail. Hiking can be hazardous.
Length: The rim is 2 1/2 miles long and the lower trail is about a mile. It takes about an hour and a half to 2 hours to hike the rim or upper trail and about 1 hour to hike the lower trail