Conkles Hollow Gorge Trail
Location: Northwest of Hocking Hills State Park on Big Pine Road, just off 374.
Trail Length: 3/4 mile. The Rim trail is 2.5 miles.
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- A gorge trail with steep walls on both sides leads to a point where the gorge walls meet and the trail ends at a tiny waterfall.
- The Rim trail has lots of dangerous cliffs, use caution!
- Feels like a trip through Jurassic Park, minus the dinos of course.
I’ll get right to the point with this trail, it’s absolutely amazing. One of the best trails I think I’ve ever been on, it’s sure to please with dramatic gorge walls, lust vegetation, and even a cool stream running next to the path.
The trail path winds around and between large boulders inside a tight gorge. It felt so otherworldly that I kept thinking I should be looking for velociraptors jumping out of the trees.
The end of the trail has only one option, turn around. The two gorge walls meet with a tiny waterfall.
The waterfall runs through a thin slice of light, where you can see the gorge walls quickly rise up in the background.
Some guests before us left their mark with muddy hand-prints, a juvenile practice at best. The act isn’t destructive like graffiti and has little chance of remaining. I looked around for a good while before I found the source of mud used, and realized I’m too old to jump very high, but I did my best. I must confess, one of those prints is mine, I just can’t remember which.