Hocking Hills State Park is offering visitors a chance to experience a walk back through time to Ohio’s historical past (as far back as 500 years) when they participate in a special Frontier Trail Hike on Saturday, November 8 starting at Ash Cave (the largest recess cave in Ohio).
Frontier Trail Hike This one mile, one hour guided hike will bring history to life for its participants as they trek down a fully handicapped-accessible trail and meet various characters from Ohio’s past who will give them an interactive history lesson about the region.
Among some of the encounters will be Native Americans from the Shawnee and Wyandot tribes who will tell visitors why they considered the Hocking Hills to be a magical place. Visitors will also learn what it took for the CCC to carve trails through Hocking Hills and they will get to meet “Richard Roe” known as the Old Man of Old Man’s Cave and discover why he stayed in the area and lived in the cave.
Hours for the Hocking Hills Frontier Trail Hike are noon – 4 p.m. Admission is free for all ages. Pets on leashes are welcome. The hike will start at the Ash Cave parking lot and end an hour later at the Ash Cave waterfall where hikers can return to their cars in the parking lot via the side rim trail.
For more information about the Frontier Trail Hike call 740-385-6841 or 740-385-8003 or get online at www.heartofhocking.com.
Hocking Hills State Park is located at 19852 State Route 664 South in Logan, Ohio. Hocking Hills State Park is 190 miles from Cleveland and it is approximately a 3 hour drive.