The most popular trail in the park, this route takes you to the cave for which it is named, carved out by the flow of the Hocking River. So named for a hermit who lived in the cave in the 19th century, now you'll be treated to waterfalls and impressive views.
The huge Ash Cave dwarfs all the other caverns in Hocking Hills State Park, and is only made more impressive by the waterfall which tumbles over its edge. This cave was named for the piles of ashes found buried in the soil, believed to signify the presence of prehistoric settlers.
If you enjoy exploring caves, take the trail to the Rock House, an unusual tunnel carved out of the cliff.
This trail follows the rim of the gorge, letting you enjoy impressive, panoramic views.