Rock House is one of the six major areas of Hocking Hills State Park -Old Man's Cave, Ash Cave, Rock House, Conkle's Hollow, Cedar Falls and Cantwell Cliffs. Each of the park areas offer a unique experience for those who walk their paths. From hemlock-lined trails, to huge rock formation, waterfalls to rock bridges, guests to the park are sure to treasure their explorations for years to come. Rich in forested areas and natural wonders, there are over 25 miles of hiking trails in the Hocking Hills State Park system.
Rock House is a wonderful place to explore with older kids. However, the area is full of cliff faces and parents
A past full of adventure! Once called Robbers Roost, it is told Rock House was a hideout for bandits.
From Logan take State Route 374
GPS Tracking: 39.496623, -82.621307
Interesting things to look for:
The Rock House-In the early 1900's, a hotel was once located near the 1/4 mile trail leading to an opening in a cliff face with gothic-like windows. Rockhouse was even once said to be a hide-out for bandits and thieves in 1800's.
-look for small recesses in the back wall of Rock House were used as baking ovens for Native Americans staying in the cave.
-troughs in the floor believed to be used to catch water.
-at the picnic shelter, there was once a 16-room hotel compete with a ballroom, livery stable and a U.S. Post Office.
Length: The Rockhouse trail is about a 1/2 mile long and takes 30 to 45 minutes to traverse.
Remember: You know your child's abilities best. Use caution on any trail and keep them close by. Everyone must stay on the trails at Hocking Hills State Park.