Hocking Hills State Park
Naturalist Special Events



Special Year End Events 2019

Christmas in Ash Cave
December 14, 2019                           5 – 7 PM
Step away from the hectic holiday season and come bundled for the weather while enjoying a lighted stroll back to Ash Cave.  Once you arrive at the cave warm with refreshments by an open fire.  Listen to or join with our carolers, have the kids visit with an old fashion Santa or help to decorate our Christmas tree for wildlife.

 


Special Events 2020

55th Annual Winter Hike
January 18, 2020
Continuous starts from 9-11 AM
Enjoy winters splendor on this 6-mile trek from Old Man’s Cave to Ash Cave.  Layered clothing and good footwear recommended.  Refreshments are available at Cedar Falls for a donation.  A shuttle bus returns hikers to Old Man’s Cave.



Sweethearts Hike
February 15, 2020                              5-7 PM
Meet at the Ash Cave parking lot.  Take your sweetheart for a romantic stroll to Ash Cave in the soft light of dusk.  Afterwards, enjoy a cozy fire and refreshments.         


   
Wildflowers and Waterfalls Hike
April 25, 2020                                     10:00 AM
Observe nature’s carpet of wildflowers and sparkling waterfalls in beautiful Hocking Hills.  Meet at the parking lot at Ash Cave.


Grandma Gatewood’s Fall Colors Hike
October 17, 2020                          9:00 AM              
Bring along a cool drink and celebrate the season’s colors.  Meet with the naturalist at the Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center for a strenuous hike that spans roughly 6 miles of the Grandma Gatewood trail.   We will be traversing the section that runs from Old Man’s Cave to Cedar Falls and back while enjoying the scenic beauty and cultural personality.  This hike does include several hills and steps and is not recommended for the easily winded individual.  (Approx. 3 to 4 hrs)


Hocking Halloween Campout
October 30-1, 2020
Join with the Haunted Hocking crew as they search for the unexplained at Ash Cave or try your hand at Pumpkin decorating.  Registered campers and cabin guest can enjoy a hayride, a family fun spooky movie, site judging, and trick or treat at Old Man’s Cave campground.  Regular camping & cabin fees apply.



Christmas in Ash Cave
December 12, 2020                           5 – 7 PM
Step away from the hectic holiday season and come bundled for the weather while enjoying a lighted stroll back to Ash Cave.  Once you arrive at the cave warm with refreshments by an open fire.  Listen to or join with our carolers, have the kids visit with an old fashion Santa or help to decorate our Christmas tree for wildlife.