Hocking Hills State Park Programs - Daily

Naturalist Programs & Special Events  



Saturday April 7
9:00 AM “RIDGETOPS & HOLLERS” – Ever wonder about the difference between a ridgetop and a ‘holler’?  Join the naturalist at Ash Cave parking area to find out.


Friday April 13
10:00 AM CONKLE’S CREEP – Conkle’s Hollow state nature preserve is one of the most unique locations in the Hocking Hills.  Join the naturalist for a short hike to find out why.  Meet in the parking area. No pets allowed in the nature preserve please.


Saturday April 14
1:00 PM SCALAWAGS & RENEGADES - The Ohio Frontier was full of heroes and shady characters.  Meet at the Shelter House at the Rock House to hike and explore our local history.

8:00 PM HISTORIC LANTERN TOUR of ASH CAVE- The mystery of Ash Cave is special as far back as the last Ice Age and beyond.  Join the naturalist in the parking lot area to explore Ash Cave by lantern light and learn this special history first hand.  We supply the lights…you supply the imagination. (Please no pets at the lantern tour)


Saturday April 21
10 AM  Wildflowers and Waterfall Hike Observe nature’s carpet of wildflowers and sparkling waterfalls in beautiful Hocking Hills.  Meet at the parking lot at Ash Cave.  Together we will explore the many species of wildflowers we can find in the gorge.

2:00 PM *REPTILE RAMPAGE! – What makes a reptile a reptile? What is cold blooded?  Who lives around here?  For the answer to these and other questions join the naturalist at the naturalist cabin located behind the Old man’s cave visitor center.


Friday April 27
10:00 AM THE WONDERS of OLD MAN’S CAVE - Meet the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a short hike and discover some facts about the history of the area and the rock formations that are found throughout the park.


Saturday April 28
9:00 AM CEDAR FALLS STROLL - Join the naturalist to explore Cedar Falls and discover the unique natural & cultural history of this area of the park.


Outdoor programs and activities can be inherently dangerous. Participants accept and acknowledge that any injury or property damage that occurs during a program or activity is not the responsibility of ODNR or its naturalist educators. All programs are subject to change. Notify the naturalist if special accommodations are needed for your participation.
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.