Conkle’s Hollow State Nature Preserve

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Location: 24858 Big Pine Rd Rockbridge, OH 43149

Phone: 740-385-6842

Conkle’s Hollow is one of the most spectacular features within the Hocking Hills region. Its sheer cliffs of Black Hand sandstone rise nearly 200 feet above the valley floor. The deep, cool gorge, which is only 100 feet wide in places and is considered by some to be the deepest in Ohio, has numerous waterfalls cascading over its sandstone cliffs. The Lower Gorge Trail was recently redesigned to accommodate visitors of all abilities.

The cliff tops with their magnificent overlooks and the quiet gorge beneath offer visitors an opportunity to explore different habitats, each with its own unique plant and animal communities.

Hikers can enjoy the 3.5 mile trail system, with three trails: East Rim Trail (2 mile loop), West Rim Trail (2 mile loop) and the Lower Gorge Trail (1-mile handicapped-accessible loop).