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Hocking Hills and more!

September 9, 2010

We love the camper sites at Hocking Hills and our three-day visit was great. We beat the crowded camping scene that happens on Labor Day weekend and went during the week instead. We explored the camping area and even went swimming in the campground pool, which had a water slide and was great on the hot days after our hikes. We hiked Conkle’s Hollow and Cantwell Cliffs and I have to say that you should definitely not miss Cantwell Cliffs. We also took an afternoon walk around Rose Lake and got some great shots of the area. Another great spot for visitors to Hocking Hills.

We hiked Conkle’s Hollow previously and had a great time again on the trail for our second visit. The trail was a bit easier this time since the summer was pretty dry and the trails were not as slick as the previous visit. This hiking spot is great not only because of the views but also the diversity of the trail as well.

The best part of our hiking treks was Cantwell Cliffs. It is about 17 miles away from Hocking Hills but well worth the drive.

The park has 2 trails that allow you to meet up with both trails. We took the red trail which was marked as moderate and the yellow trail was a bit father and is listed as moderate to difficult. The main attraction with this hike are not only the ridge views but also the way the trail winds its way through narrow passageways. The most narrow passage has been sarcastically named Fat Woman Squeeze.

We loved the different aspects of the this trail and in parts surrounded by so many interesting rock formations that I felt like I wasn't in Ohio, but that we were in Sedona Arizona. Make sure you take time to visit Cantwell Cliffs!


Camping is much easier with all the amenities of a camper and I have to say much nicer to come back to after a long afternoon of hiking. The campground offers a number of amenities and I recommend a visit to Grandma Fays…such great food and a good place to stock up on supplies.

We are hoping to make another camping trip before winter and if not we will at least hike at Hocking Hills or maybe another site …who knows! But either way the camper life for us is here to stay!

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