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:

  1. 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!

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  2. Så spennende tur dere har hatt.
    Fantastiske naturfenomen.

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

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

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

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  5. 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.

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

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

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  8. 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!

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  9. 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...

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

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  11. A beautiful place. Thanks for sharing your photos.

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

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

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

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  14. 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.

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  15. Absolutely beautiful.

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  16. what a beautiful place and you captured it so well!

    Happy Day,
    C & Z

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

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  18. 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

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

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  20. Looks like a beautiful place to visit. Gorgeous pictures!

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

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

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  23. 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.

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  24. What a wonderful walk, they are beautiful Eileen.

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  25. 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

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  26. Beautiful rock formations and waterfalls.

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

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  28. I love exploring such places. lovely photos.

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  29. What an interesting and varied place to go trekking!

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

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  31. 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

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  32. 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!

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

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  34. 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

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  35. 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.

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

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  37. It looks a splendid place for walking. Great photos.

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  38. It's a very beautiful place.

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  39. So delightful! Have a lovely week.

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

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  41. 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.

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  42. Wow! That's a beautiful falls above the cave

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

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

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  45. 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!!)

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

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  47. Very nice, i love the waterfalls !

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  48. 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!

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

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    Let me know if you follow me and I'll follow you back asap!

    Xoxo,
    Erika

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

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

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

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

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

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  55. 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!

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

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

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

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

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