Hocking Hills & Surroundings

Hocking Hills has many outdoor, recreational adventures for you to enjoy. After a great day of hiking, biking or boating, head to Uptown Athens for the evening. Just an easy 35 minute drive.

Hiking in the Hocking Hills

From Old Man's Cave to Conkles Hollow, take in the gorgeous waterfalls, awesome caves and rock formations that give the Hocking Hills its world-renowned reputation as the hidden gem of Ohio.

Biking in Hocking Hills

On two wheels instead of two feet? Don't miss Hocking Hills' bike trails at Tar Hallow or Lake Hope, with 33 miles of trails to explore within the state forest. Multiple trails available for different skill levels.

Zipping through the Hocking Hills

Thrill-seekers can get a bird's eye view of the Hills on a Hocking Hills Canopy Tour with an exhilarating zipline through the forest. Catch every natural feature from rock to river.

Climbing in the Hocking Hills

Up for some serious heights? Explore rock climbing and rappelling in the Hocking Hills and find out why climbers come from all over to test their skills on the Hills' nearly half-mile of cliff.

Family Activities in the Hocking Hills

Looking for some fun family-friendly activities in the Hocking Hills? There's plenty of entertainment to go around to keep your kids and your spouse entertained. Biking, hiking, zipping, horse-back riding and much more.

Beyond the Hocking Hills Guide

Millions of visitors flock to the Hocking Hills each year to see the glorious natural beauty of the parks. Perhaps the best part of a trip to the region is to extend your trip to the eclectic surrounding areas of Athens, Nelsonville and beyond. Enjoy a truly original experience with live local music, amazing art, View

Murray’s Landing Canoe and Kayak Livery

Murray’s Landing Is a family owned and operated business in Nelsonville, the star of the Hocking Hills, and will re-open for the season in April! Enjoy the scenic Hocking River, a Class I river  in a canoe or kayak which is safe and fun for all ages! 

Moonville Tunnel Trail

Located deep in Zaleski Forest in Ohio near Lake Hope State Park, the Moonville Tunnel is all that remains from a small mining town that existed in the late 1850s. The Moonville Tunnel lies just across Raccoon Creek.