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Gorge Overlook Trail

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Length


3.1 Miles 5.0 Kilometers


111' 34 m

Ascent

-235' -72 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

20%

Max Grade (12°)

919' 280 m

High

755' 230 m

Low

Shared By Kristen Arendt

Conditions


All Clear 89 days ago
Wet sandstone no bugs! History

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This easy, flat trail connects Old Man's Cave and Cedar Falls and is marked by red blazes. 

Kristen Arendt

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Waterfall · Wildlife

Family Friendly A flat and wide trail.

Description

The Gorge Overlook Trail connects the iconic landmark of Old Man's Cave to Cedar Falls.  Along the 3-mile trail, hikers will cross the dam at Rose Lake. The trail is made up of a mix of soil, sandstone, clay and gravel and is a mix of easy to moderate. 

The Gorge Overlook Trail is one of the most popular trails in Hocking Hills State park. About half way through the trail, hikers will cross the dam at Rose Lake (a.k.a Hocking Hills Reservoir). The State Park campgrounds are nearby. 

One prominent feature along the way is the A-framed bridge near Old Man's Cave.  Old Man's Cave itself is a recess cave with Middle Falls just below it.  Water from Cedar Falls runs over about 50ft of sandstone and is fed from the nearby Queer Creek.  Parking lots are accessible at either end of the trail.    

Contacts

Land Manager: Ohio State Parks

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Sep 19, 2018
Robert Blank
Beautiful hike with excellent scenery
May 31, 2018
Jason Kinder
May 28, 2018
Aaron Kozikowski
2.9mi
Aug 12, 2017
Jesse Dailey
Jul 13, 2017
Michaela Nenninger
2.9mi
Jun 10, 2017
Hannah Witt
May 16, 2017
Doreen Matthes
Mar 12, 2015
Mackenzie Enloe
its amazing and totally worth it!! beautiful! 2.9mi

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  4.4 from 11 votes

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