Conkle's Hollow

Conkle's Hollow is one of the 7 hiking areas of Hocking Hills State Park system- Old Man's Cave, Ash Cave, Rock House, Conkle's Hollow, Cedar Falls, Hemlock Bridge Trail to Whispering Cave, 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. All feature one-way looped trail systems for safety; hikers cannot turn around and go against the flow, and must follow one-way signs.

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 wheelchair accessible. The upper trail is rugged and treacherous with cliff overhangs. As always, cliff areas are not safe for pets and children!

Dogs are NOT allowed in Conkle's. It is a nature preserve.

Interesting things to look for:   Cliffs, a meandering stream, enormous hemlocks and rock formations make the lower hiking trail a wonderful adventure.  The Grotto, a cave along the trail, has a local legend attached to it-a band of Native Indians were said to bury treasure there and their ghosts still haunt the cave to protect it.

Length: There is an Upper Trail and Lower Trail:

The Lower Trail is ¾ mile long, one-way, wheelchair-accessible trail. It takes about 1 hour to hike the trail.

The Upper Trail is a one-way trail that is 2 miles long.

Conkle's Hollow Map