Hocking Hills State Park Rock House Entrance Poster
As the only true cave found within Hocking Hills State Park, the 0.50 mile trail to see Rock House is one of the most popular destinations in the entire state park. With a main corridor spanning 200 feet long by 30 feet wide, it’s been home to various groups of people over the several thousand years that this corner of Ohio has been inhabited. Archeological evidence at the site shows that prehistoric Native Americans ingeniously utilized shallow openings in the rock walls as ovens to cook their meals. In more recent times, the cave was used by outlaws as a secret hideaway, giving rise to its unofficial nickname, Robbers Roost. Tucked between Cantwell Cliffs and Conkles Hollow Nature Preserve, a visit to this idyllic woodland sanctuary can be fit into any itinerary exploring Ohios’ best hiking destination.
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