Hemlock Bridge Trail to Whispering Cave

Hemlock Bridge Trail 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: This is a 5-mile Day Trip Hike. It is one way in and one way out loop trail so hikers must be prepared to hike the entire trail. A trail also leads to a peaceful overlook, then descends downward toward Whispering Cave with a seasonal waterfall. Along the way, rock formations, recess caves and cliffs line the trail. There is a swinging bridge over Old Man's Creek.

Dogs are allowed on this trail on leash.

Interesting things to look for: Take a short walk to Whispering Cave. Look for Jack in the Pulpet and other unique wildflowers along the way in spring.

Length: Parking is located at Old Man's Cave to access trail (it is a 5-mile, one-way loop. To hike this trail, you must go the entire 5 mile loop as it is one way).

There are two starting points

1) Visitor Center at steps near kiosk

2) Upper Falls at Old Man's Cave at kiosk.



Hemlock Bridge Trail