Special Events 2022

2021 Hocking Hills State Park Events

Christmas in Ash Cave 11 December 2021. 5:00 – 7:00PM

Step away from the hectic holiday season and come bundled for the weather while enjoying a lighted stroll back to Ash Cave. Once you arrive at the cave warm with refreshments by an open fire. Listen to or join with our carolers, have the kids visit with an old fashion Santa or help to decorate our Christmas tree for wildlife.

2022 Hocking Hills State Park Events


56th Annual Winter Hike: 15 January 2022. Continuous starts from 9:00 – 11:00AM

Enjoy winter's splendor on this 6-mile trek from Old Man’s Cave to Ash Cave. Layered clothing and good footwear recommended. Refreshments are available at Cedar Falls for a donation. A shuttle bus returns hikers to Old Man’s Cave.

Sweetheart's Hike: 12 February 2022. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Meet at the Old Man’s Cave Visitors Center. Take your sweetheart for a romantic stroll through the gorge at Old Man’s Cave, enjoying the beauty of roaring waterfalls. Afterward, enjoy a cozy fire and refreshments.           

Maple Sugaring in the Hills: 12 March – 13 March 2022. 12:00 – 4:00PM

Join us at the Naturalist Cabin located behind the Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center. Savor the taste of the season as we boil down our local maple sap. Discover the many methods used throughout history to make this tasty treat.

Wildflowers and Waterfalls Hike:  April 24, 2022. 10:00 AM

Observe nature’s carpet of wildflowers and sparkling waterfalls in beautiful Hocking Hills. Meet at the parking lot at Ash Cave for a short hike through the state park to hunt for these colorful beauties.

Grandma Gatewood’s Fall Colors Hike: 15 October 2022. 9:00 AM

Meet with the Naturalist at the Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center for a strenuous 6-mile hike which includes roughly 3 miles of the Grandma Gatewood (Buckeye) trail. We will be navigating the section which runs from Old Man’s Cave to Cedar Falls, returning on the Gorge Overlook Trail. Come enjoy the scenic beauty and cultural personality from one of the most popular gorges in the Hocking Hills.  This hike does include several hills and steps and is not recommended for the easily winded individual. Bring along a cool drink and celebrate the season’s colors with us! (Approx. 3 to 4 hours)

Hocking Halloween Campout 28 October – 30 October 2022
Christmas in Ash Cave: 10 December 2022. 5:00 – 7:00PM