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Hocking Hills State Park

Dog-friendly Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, OH is a perfect place to spend a day in the great outdoors. The park occupies 2,330 acres and provides a great opportunity to explore miles of trails with Fido. Natural features include towering cliffs, deep gorges, caves, and waterfalls, while man-made features include picnic areas, restrooms, campgrounds, and more. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans in most of the areas of the park. Visit Website

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Hocking Hills State Park has received a rating of 4.6 out of 5 bones by 8 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 1,275 guests on TripAdvisor.

Visitors report that Hocking Hills State Park offers beautiful, peaceful hiking trails with stunning scenery, though some caution is needed for dogs due to narrow, slippery walkways and crowded conditions. They note the park is a popular destination with many people and dogs, and recommend leash control and awareness of surroundings.

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  • Christine
    Feb 17, 2024
    Beautiful area to hike

    Lots of different trails and adventures. Trails are available for both older and younger furry friends.

  • Courtney
    Aug 4, 2023
    Fun hiking

    Trails were great and maintained with many andventures to go on! Our dogs went swimming in the lake. Went to old man’s cave and spent around 3 hours total only because there aren’t many signs where you are or where to go. We parked not high/far enough on the road to the old man’s cave so we spent like an hour trying to find it hiking.

  • Noel
    Jun 13, 2022
    Easy Gorgeous Peaceful Hike

    Absolutely loved it here. It's magical to see. My dog was in heaven with all the new smells and things to climb on. Warning if you have a dog who loves agility and climbing, there's no guardrail and it can be slick from water and sand. So sometimes you gotta keep them close. Not a big deal though. This is a must see!

  • Summer
    May 24, 2022
    New steps at Ash Cave

    We love visiting the Hocking Hills area, especially Ash Cave. However, when we were there this past weekend they have installed new steps going out of the cave. They are great for traction, but not good for dog feet. We had to carry our 70lb. dog up about 4 flights of stairs,, because it hurt his feet. Just be aware!
    Still a lovely place to visit!

  • Rachael
    Dec 22, 2021
    Loved it!

    We spent the day exploring the trails with our dogs! There were several other dogs on leashes there as well. It was a great activity with amazing views!

  • Susa
    Sep 6, 2021
    A beautiful park

    Likely as an adaption to COVID the trail is one way. Clearly marked where to go with the option of extending your walk. A lot of beautiful scenery along the trail. A lot of people and dogs on Labor day, suspect that it is busy all weekends.

  • Sonia
    Oct 7, 2020
    Wonderful Place To Visit!

    we spent the day exploring the trails with our puppy Gizmo! He loved it and we really enjoyed the scenery, truly a beautiful place! Lots of people with dogs! Some of the terrain can be slippery and there are lots of steps, but so worth it for the breathtaking scenery!

  • Crystal
    Sep 4, 2020

    One of my favorite vacation spots. Lots of people walking dogs here. Not every dog will have perfect manners so just remember to be mindful of others. The walkways can be narrow and even slippery in many areas too so if your dog is really jumpy they could seriously injure themselves and you. If your dog is a leash puller, get some sort of lead that prevents that or avoid because a pulling dog would make many areas very dangerous. Otherwise happy trails and incredible beauty!

    Oh almost forgot it’s so pretty that there are usually a lot of people there and can be a little crowded. Make sure your dog is cool with that.

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