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Ash Cave

State Route 56
South Bloomingville, Ohio 43152-9756
Phone: 740-385-6842
Overview
In the southernmost reaches of Hocking Hills is Ash Cave - beyond doubt the most spectacular feature of the entire park. Ash Cave is the largest, most impressive recess cave in the state.

Hiking Trails: Rim Trail - 2 miles, Gorge Trail - 1/4 miles

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Pets Allowed: Yes

Waterfalls: Yes

Shelter House: 3

Picnic Tables: 20+

Restrooms: Yes

Swimming: No

Fishing: No

Location Map

Calendar of Events
Creeking
Sun Sep 24

1:00 pm.

Take a closer look at the crawly critters that live in the creeks and streams around the Hocking Hills. Meet at the shelter house at Ash Cave. Please wear sturdy shoes and clothes you can get muddy. Flip flops are not recommended.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6561

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Ridgetops and Hollers
Sun Oct 1

9:00 am.

Ever wonder about the difference between a ridgetop and a holler.

Join the naturalist at Ash Cave parking area to discover what it is.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest,
Ash Cave Hike
Sat Oct 21

9:00 am.

Join the naturalist at the Ash Cave parking lot for a nice leisurely hike to Ash Cave. Learn about some local history and geology of this beautiful area.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6165

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Wildlife,
Haunted Hocking: Spirits of Ash Cave
Fri Oct 27

7:00 pm.

Is Ash Cave really haunted or is it something else.......

Join the naturalist at the Ash Cave parking area to explore the possibilities.

This program does contain ghost stories. Please, No scaredy cats or other pets at Haunted Hocking.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6165

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Wildlife,
Hocking Halloween Campout
Fri Oct 27Sat Oct 28Sun Oct 29

Hocking Halloween Campout 2017 Events for registered campground or cottage guests of the Hocking Hills State Park.

On Friday Join us at the Haunted Hocking Spirits of Ash Cave and find out if Ash Cave is really haunted or if it is something else. This program does contain ghost stories. Please, no pets at Haunted Hocking.

On Saturday

11:00 am - 12:00 pm. Pumpkin decorating at the Old Man's Cave Shelter house. Intended for children 12 and under. Adult Supervision required.

1:00 - 4:00 pm. Hayrides through the campground. Starts at main shower house.

6:00 pm Costume parade at the amphitheater.

7:00 - 8:00 pm Trick or Treat in the campground with the Best Decorated Campsite award given at 8:00pm.

8:30 pm. Halloween movies at the Amphitheater. Family Fun.

Cost: camping/cabin fees, free event

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6842

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Frontier Trail Hike
Sun Nov 19

1-3 pm.

Learn and explore the history of the Ash Cave region with a walk back through time dramatized by costumed interpreters along the trail. Meet in the parking area.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film, Historical,
Christmas in Ash Cave
Sat Dec 9

5-7pm.

Step away from the hectic holiday season and come bundled for the weather to enjoy a candlelit stroll back to Ash Cave.

Once you arrive at the cave, warm up with refreshments by an open fire. Listen to or join with our carolers, have the kids visit with an old fashioned Santa or help to decorate our Christmas tree for wildlife.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6561

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Arts/Music/Film, Wildlife,
Website: www.hockinghills.com/ash_cave.html
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