acres of forest land have been set aside for rock climbing and
rappelling in Hocking Hills State Forest (9,267 acres in Hocking
County). The area is located on Big Pine Road which is one mile east of
Hocking State Forest
19275 State Route 374 Rockbridge, OH 43149-9749
A large parking area is within walking distance of the
rock climbing area
Private Companies if you don't have your gear:
Earth Water Rock Outdoor Adventures 740-664-5220 or 740-590-8232
Earth-Water-Rock specializes in Hocking Hills rock climbing, offering
guided outings in the Hocking Forest near Logan, Ohio. Long known for
its rugged cliffs and beautiful scenery, this section of Southeastern
Ohio is filled with lush forestland, enormous rock formations and
stately hemlock trees that make up the backdrop for your climb, an
experience that you'll never forget.
Hocking Hills State Forest Rock Climbing Area Map
Climbing Brochure with map (pdf)
Parking Area and Rock Climbing Area
General Rock Climbing Safety:
Wear a helmet!
Take a course if you have never climbed before.
Leave an itinerary with
someone you know.
Know and practice self-rescue
Carry extra food, water and clothing.
Carry a headlamp, spare batteries and bulbs.
Carry a first-aid kit and know how to use it.
Use redundant anchor systems.
Hocking State Forest is open to visitors one half-hour before
sunrise until one-half hour after sunset. Please note that
riding/hiking on bridle trails is not permitted after dark.
Operation of motor vehicles is restricted to roads provided for
such travel. Speed limit on state forest roads is 30 MPH unless
otherwise posted. Vehicles may not be parked where traffic or
access to division service roads or trails are obstructed.
1501: 3-4 Motor Vehicles
Horses may be ridden along forest roads or on designated bridle
Fires are not permitted expect in grills or fire rings provided,
or in portable stoves. Fires must be attended to at all times.
Trash must be disposed of in receptacles provided.
Camping is only permitted on designated areas for such use.
Hunting and fishing is permitted in most state forests as
regulated by the Division of Wildlife. Shooting is prohibited
within 400 feet of any building, facility, or recreation area and
from or across any road or driveway. Discharge of any firearm is
not permitted except during lawful hunting season.
Public display or consumption of any alcoholic beverage is
Disturbance, defacement, or destruction of any property, material,
natural feature, or vegetation is prohibited. Berries, nuts, and
mushrooms may be gathered and removed except from posted areas.
State forest boundaries are indicated with yellow blazes on the
trees and/or posted signs.
Other general rules for visitation are found at
1501:3-2 Rules for Visitation