Monday, May 21, 2018

Hocking Hill State Park

Happy Monday, wishing everyone a great day and new week!

I first learned about Hocking Hills State Park  in Logan Ohio from Betsy from Tennessee
Betsy blogged about their hikes to the waterfalls and shared her beautiful photos. You can check out her blog post about Betsy's visit to the park. After seeing Betsy's post  I knew I had to add this park to my list of places to visit so hubby and I added Hocking Hills onto our recent May road trip.

The park has many waterfalls, cliffs and recessed caves, gorges, cool rock outcrops and a pretty forest. I took close to 1300 hundred photos while on an 11 day road trip. I will try not to post too many,  :)  and only show the highlights. The highlights in Hocking Hills were the Cedar Falls, Old Man's Cave and Ash Cave. Old Man's Cave was such a big area, I will do that section on another post. I did not want to overload you with too many photos on one post. We loved Ash Cave so much we went back the next day too.

The Cedar Falls in Hocking Hills State Park in Logan Ohio.

We started off early each morning and hiked almost till dinner time.


The Cedar Falls was beautiful, just enough water to look lovely.



The cliff walls near the Cedar Falls was a beautiful sight, I found some Pine Siskins going in and out of the little holes, maybe a nesting area?


A distant zoom of 2 Pine Siskins, they were very high on the rock wall. It sounded like there were hundreds of them around.


After a short drive, we took the trail to Ash Cave. The trail was mostly flat until you reach the recessed area and little falls.


A view of the Ash Cave and waterfall.


I am guessing these are Rock Pigeons, they were going in and out of these little holes in the cave.


The trillium wildflowers seemed to be common along the trails.


Behind the falls at Ash Cave.


The Ash Cave trail was a loop if you did not want to back track. We walked the loop, this is looking back at Ash Cave from the other side of the trail.


If you are ever in the area I highly recommend a visit to Hocking Hills State Park. We never expected to see such sights in Ohio!  I hope you enjoyed my post and photos. More to come later.

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65 comments:

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

The Trillium looks very much alike some I have here. They do not grow in the wild here, but they thrive here in my garden. I love trilliums ♡

I wish you a nice new week ahead!

amo sin blogg said...

Så spennende tur dere har hatt.
Fantastiske naturfenomen.

Ønsker deg en fin ny uke.
klem fra Anne-Mari

rupam sarma said...

Amazing park, Great to read.
Thanks for all pics.
Greetings.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh my word - I adore such places... looking forward to seeing more via your lens!!! YAM xx

Tom said...

...you sure are tall.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fotografias de uma grande beleza.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

David Gascoigne said...

Looks the kind of place any naturalist would delight in - the kind of beauty The Trumper and Zinke and Pruitt would like to turn into an open pit mine or something.

✿ chica said...

Que linda cachoeira, aves ,flores! Ótima semana! beijos, chica

Sandi said...

So beautiful! The bird in photo 4 is almost completely camoflauged.

Florence said...

There is just nothing so beautiful as a waterfall! Lovely little trillium. Such a lovely place for a walk. Hope you have a wonderful week!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
Such a lovely place for a walk! Amazing park!Beautiful nature and scenery!
Wonderful pictures of the waterfalls,the cave,the Pine Siskins and the Rock Pigeons!Cute image in the hole!
Thank you for sharing! Wishing you a lovely day and a happy week!
Dimi...

Mary Hone said...

Those caves with the waterfalls are great. I love places like that.

Mildred said...

A beautiful place. Thanks for sharing your photos.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

funny...I feel like wading in a creek now

Debbie said...

what a beautiful place...the waterfalls are always so special!!

i would have missed the wineskin had you not mentioned it!!!

Sondra said...

This place is on my list of places when I make it to this area....SO Pretty! Love the Trillium photo one of my favorite Wildflowers.

Dee said...

Absolutely beautiful.

carol l mckenna said...

what a beautiful place and you captured it so well!

Happy Day,
C & Z

Missy George said...

I always love water falls/water features..good pictures...looks like a fun place to visit..

Sandra said...

what an amazing place. I would love to climb down to that small creek where the bench is or sit on the sand under that tiny water fall. love it

amanda peters said...

What a stunning place, your photos are lovely..
Amanda x

Michelle said...

Looks like a beautiful place to visit. Gorgeous pictures!

Cloudia said...

I enjoyed seeing your dear shadows; And all these wonderful captures, E!

Nancy J said...

Tall shadows, then behind the cave, what a wonderful place.

RedPat said...

How beautiful, Eileen! I hadn't heard of this place before but will look it up. I'm not sure where Logan Ohio is but it can't be too far from me.

Bob Bushell said...

What a wonderful walk, they are beautiful Eileen.

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely to see your photographs, it looks a very nice place.
I always smile at your shadow shots!

Have a good week ahead.

All the best Jan

Linda W. said...

Beautiful rock formations and waterfalls.

Penelope Puddlisms said...

What a mysterious and beautiful place and, for the rock pigeons, a safe place to nest perhaps.

Klara said...

I love exploring such places. lovely photos.

italiafinlandia said...

What an interesting and varied place to go trekking!

Out on the prairie said...

What a lovely area to visit.I would like to get there also, Betsy enjoys her waterfals so.

Kay L. Davies said...

So many things for me to comment on them all. I also love the waterfalls, and the interesting rock formations they carve over the centuries!
Kay
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

krishna said...

The path is beaconing me..

Angie said...

Eileen - we have been there! In fact, we took my dear in-laws while they were visiting us from the UK. A fabulous experience, not only for Hocking Hills itself but also the surrounding area. Thanks for the walk down memory lane, and I look forward to seeing more!

Jeanie said...

Oh my! The trillium is one of my favorites and I cannot resist a waterfall. You found such great delights here!

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, It looks like you and hubby had a great May road trip. Cedar Falls is absolutely beautiful and I enjoyed all your photos. The very first photo with the long shadows is really cool. Special compliments on the Ash Cave and waterfall photo … just great! I agree with you that the sight is more than I would have expected in Ohio. Thank you for sharing! Hope you have a happy week ahead. Take good care! John

Kalantikan said...

They are such wonderful photos Eileen. Many people are now posting lots of waterfalls, and maybe i should post mine too. I love waterfalls, maybe those will have bigger water during the rainy season.

Photo Cache said...

I read her blog too and this does look very familiar. Glad you were able to visit.

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Sussi said...

such a beautiful place!

Fun60 said...

It looks a splendid place for walking. Great photos.

Joyful said...

It's a very beautiful place.

Lady Fi said...

So delightful! Have a lovely week.

Lea said...

Great photos! They make me want to go there, too!
Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Phil Slade said...

What a lovely scenic place Eileen. If I lived nearer I would add it my list of places to visit too. Have a great week.

Thomas Lee said...

Wow! That's a beautiful falls above the cave

Carol Blackburn said...

Lovely and interesting place. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos.

happyone said...

Wow what a great place to visit and walk around taking in the beautiful area.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A beautiful walk -- and a surprising one. It is really fun to learn about places to go from other bloggers (I only wish I could take advantage of more of these places I hear about from other nature bloggers! .... I'm glad you did!!)

Powell River Books said...

Lovely falls and pool below. Nice place to stroll and enjoy nature. - Margy

William Kendall said...

Lovely waterfalls, Eileen!

Our photos said...

Very nice, i love the waterfalls !

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a beautiful state park! It sounds like it is full of so many wonderful natural elements and waterfalls and of course birds. I can see why you took so many photos!

Erika Seol said...

Very beautiful feeds, and I love the waterfalls so much ^^

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Caroline Gill said...

What a place, Eileen! Trails, waterfalls and rocks ... I love the first photo with your shadows.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

What a pretty park . I always enjoy your fun shadow shots :)

Ailime said...

Hi Eileen,
Pictures of various subjects, but very beautiful.
Hugs
Ailime

Small City Scenes said...

What fun you all had. Lovely area with nice paths and trails---not to mention the lovely waterfalls
MB

Betty Crow said...

I can see why you hiked so long. It's a beautiful place. Have a wonderful day!

Karen S. said...

Hello Eileen I got the biggest laugh at your shadows today, (I have seen them like that before too always enjoy them) you always get to the best of places, you are THE Nature couple and it works out great for us to share in your adventures!

Lynne said...

Cliffs, trails, waterfalls, Trillium . . .
Can’t get any better . . .
Almost forgot . . . Shadow pics too!

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

I haven't explored much of Ohio! We always just seem to drive through! Great waterfall! Thanks for sharing!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful waterfall. I have relatives in Ohio, so I may get to visit someday!

magiceye said...

Wonderful captures!

jandi newall said...

very interesting! sounds wonderful to hike almost the entire day.

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