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Ash Cave Gorge Trail

Easy

Trail

0.4 mile 0.6 kilometer point to point
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 85' 26 m
Descent: -39' -12 m
High: 851' 259 m
Low: 766' 234 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Gary Scharphorn

This simple trail is full of amazing beauty.

Gary Scharphorn

Features Cave · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Family Friendly Kids will love exploring the ash cave along this easy paved trail.

Description

The Ash Cave Gorge Trail is a short easy trail that's full of beauty and wonderfully wheelchair accessible.

Starting at the parking area, the trail follows a ravine lush with dense forest as it makes its way to Ash Cave. While the trail can be navigated quickly, it is far better to take it slow and truly absorb your spectacular surroundings.

If you'd like to extend your time on trail, this trail connects with the Buckeye Trail (and other various trails through Hocking Hills State Park) sending you on a journey of up to eleven miles if you choose.

Don't forget your camera! You'll want to remember these gorgeous views.

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Land Manager: Ohio State Parks

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Feb 4, 2020
Joel Tjader
Aug 10, 2019
Cam S
1mi
May 26, 2019
Jason Habecker
Apr 16, 2019
Zachary Seip
Sep 19, 2018
Robert Blank
Beautiful falls steps galore. Short and strenuous
Jun 3, 2018
Abra Sarah
May 30, 2018
Greg Kulik
Apr 29, 2018
Heather Dimon

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Wide Lens short from in Ash Cave
Jun 3, 2018 near McArthur, OH
Ash Cave Waterfall
Jun 3, 2018 near McArthur, OH
Ash Cave with waterfall after the rain. An easy hike in the Hocking Hills along the lovely Ash Cave Gorge Trail.
Oct 28, 2016 near McArthur, OH
In the massive Ash Cave amphitheater.
Oct 28, 2016 near McArthur, OH

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