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Old Man's Cave

20160 State Route 664 South
Logan, Ohio 43138
Phone: 740-385-6841
Overview
The most popular of all the Hocking areas is Old Man's Cave, located on State Route 664. Here at the Upper Falls, the Grandma Gatewood Trail begins its six-mile course connecting three of the park's areas.

Hiking Trails: Rim Trail - 2 miles, Gorge Trail - 3/4 miles

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Pets Allowed: Yes

Waterfalls: Yes

Shelter House: 2

Picnic Tables: 40+

Restrooms: Yes

Swimming: No

Fishing: No

Location Map

Calendar of Events
The Wonders of Old Man's Cave
Sat Dec 22

10:00 am.

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 through the park.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Historical,
Fireside Chat
Sun Dec 23

1:00 pm

Bundle up and meet the naturalist at the Ash Cave Shelter house to talk about the topic of the day. Each visit will bring a different topic ranging from local folklore & history to plants and animals. We might even sneak in a special guest or two. Bring a mug along we will have the kettle on!

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film, Wildlife, Historical,
Audubon Winter Bird Count - Hocking Hills
Sat Jan 5

8:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Hocking Hills State Park will again be participating in the annual Audubon Winter Bird Count.

Group 5 will meet at the naturalist office near Old Man s Cave and divide up our area to survey. The final tally-up will be at 3:00 pm at the Camp Oty Okwa Dining Lodge.

Please bring a lunch and your binoculars and come dressed for the weather. Interested birders should contact the naturalist if they wish to help.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Skin and Skulls
Sun Jan 13

1:00 pm

Join the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin to see what critters make the Hocking Hills home.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Winter Hike at Hocking Hills
Sat Jan 19

9:00 am - 11:00 am Continuous starts.

Join the Annual Hocking Hills Winter Hike 6-mile trek to view the beauty of the hills and caves and waterfalls in winter. Start at Old Mans Cave on a hike to Ash Cave with a stop at Cedar Falls for refreshments (for a donation).

Transportation is provided back to parking area near Old Mans Cave.

Hocking Hills State Park is located about 55 miles southeast of downtown Columbus on State Route 664 in Hocking County.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-685-6841

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Fireside Chat
Sat Jan 26

2:00 pm

Bundle up and meet the naturalist at the Ash Cave Shelter house to talk about the topic of the day. Each visit will bring a different topic ranging from local folklore & history to plants and animals. We might even sneak in a special guest or two. Bring a mug along we will have the kettle on!

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film, Wildlife, Historical,
Hocking Hills Indian Run
Sat Sep 14

Beginning at the Hocking Hills State Park Naturalist Cabin, the Indian Run winds through vast wooded areas of the Hocking Hills State Park and Hocking State Forest, crossing streams, deep gorges, shimmering waterfalls and lush forests, leading uphill and down. The Indian Run is the ultimate challenge to the runner’s power of concentration.

Indian Run Race Times

The 60k run (37.28 miles) steps off at 7 a.m.

The 40k race (24.85 miles) will begin at 8 a.m.

The other races (5k, 10k and 20k) are individual starts between 9 and 11 a.m. Each runner in these races has an individual start and finish time recorded for them; therefore runners can choose to start their race any time within those two hours. 10k and 5k runners catch a bus at the located in the Naturalist Cabin area, to get to their start locations, and should plan to check in at registration 1/2 hour before beginning their races.

All runners must check in with a (human) timer before beginning their race. All runners will be equipped with chip timing devices. Start times for some races are recorded manually and not with the chip timing. Chip timing is used to record all runners' finish times. More information on chip timing below.

Same day registration and check-in for pre-registered runners for the Indian Run both begin at 6:30 a.m. All races meet and finish at the Hocking Hills State Park Naturalist Cabin, 19852 S.R. 664 S in Hocking County. Refreshments will be available for runners after their races.

Pets are welcome to run the course with you (on a leash of course!). Walkers are also welcome at the Indian Run.

Due to the loss of the Dining Lodge, Gear Check and Showers will not be available this year.

Cost: varies

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-2750

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Special Interest,
Grandma Gatewoods Fall Colors Hike
Sat Oct 12

9:00 am

Bring along a cool drink and celebrate the seasons colors.

Meet with the naturalist at the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center for a strenuous hike that spans roughly 6 miles of the Grandma Gatewood trail.

We will be traversing the section that runs from Old Man's Cave to Cedar Falls and back while enjoying the scenic beauty and cultural personality.

This hike does include several hills and steps and is not recommended for the easily winded individual. Approximately 3-4 hours.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Wildlife,
Website: www.hockinghillsstatepark.com
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