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Ash Cave Gorge Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.3 (12)

This simple trail is full of amazing beauty.


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0.4

Miles

0.6

KM

Point to Point

851' 259 m

High

766' 234 m

Low

85' 26 m

Up

39' 12 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

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.

Contacts

Land Manager: Ohio State Parks

Shared By:

Gary Scharphorn

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  4.3 from 12 votes

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Photos

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
Ash Cave. Always an awe inspiring site.
Nov 2, 2020 near McArthur, OH
Under the recess cave. Looking up toward Pulpit Rock.
Nov 2, 2020 near McArthur, OH
Trail from the Ash Cave recess cave, looking in the direction of the parking lot. 1/4 mile in length.
Nov 2, 2020 near McArthur, OH

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Dec 14, 2020
Austin Johnson
Nov 1, 2020
Sean Bartholic
Always a beautiful spot to see. A short walk to an amazing, breathtaking recess cave. Take your time, take in the nature and scenery. 0.5mi — 0h 30m
Oct 17, 2020
Blake Garretson
Oct 12, 2020
Ryan McGuire
0.4mi
Jul 20, 2020
Dominick Bailey
10h 15m
Feb 4, 2020
Joel Tjader
Aug 10, 2019
Cam S
1mi
May 26, 2019
Jason Habecker