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Backpacking Hocking Hills

Backpacking Hocking Hills - Zaleski State Forest

The Zaleski State Forest is the second largest forest in the system. It is located in Southeastern Ohio near Lake Hope State Park. The Zaleski State Forest Backpack Trail was established on the forest to provide backpacking opportunities as well as to introduce some scenic and historic aspects of the forest. The main trail is a loop of 23.5 miles. There is also a 10-mile day loop trail.


Backpack ZaleskiZaleski State Forest
P.O. Box 330, S.R. 278
Zaleski, Ohio 45698-0330




Brochure with map (pdf)
Brochure with backpack map (pdf)




  • General Forest Rules

    • Zaleski State Forest is open to visitors between the hours of 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. daily. Legal campers, hunters and anglers may be present during other hours.

    • Operation of motor vehicles is restricted to roads provided for such travel. The 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 will be obstructed.

    • Horses may be ridden only along forest roads or on designated bridle trails.

    • Fires are not permitted except in grills or fire rings provided or in portable stoves. Fires must be attended at all times.

    • Litter must be disposed of in receptacles provided.

    • Camping is permitted only in areas provided and designated for such use.

    • Public display or consumption of any alcoholic beverage is prohibited.

    • 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 tree seed orchards or posted areas.


The Hocking Hills Region is located in the Midwest US settled into the edges of Appalachia's  Southeastern Ohio. It is known for its wilderness areas, unique rock formations, cascading waterfalls, breathtaking cliff edges and the many cabins and cottages tucked into its hillsides to escape the everyday. It encompasses such natural areas as Lake Hope State Park, Wayne National Forest, Zaleski State Forest, Hocking State Forest and a few Columbus Metroparks. One of the largest visited park systems in Ohio is Hocking Hills State Park located within this region. There are over 25 miles of hiking trails including those at Old Man's Cave, Cedar Falls and Ash Cave.