First Day of Spring

On
Mar 20 (Mon)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
7403856841

Come join the naturalist on a moderate 3 mile hike from the Visitor Center to Rose Lake and back. Come enjoy the early signs of spring, from the wildlife to the plants and possibly enjoy the last snowy hike of the season. Join us at the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center at 2 pm. Please be aware that March weather can be unpredictable. Please dress in layers and wear good sturdy boots. There will be no areas for bathroom breaks or water fill ups along the way.

Hidden Gems at Old Mans Cave Hike

On
Mar 24 (Fri)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
7403856841

Join us for a moderate 1 mile round trip hike through the gorge from Upper Falls to Old Mans Cave. We will explore what Hocking Hills is made of by examining the geology of the area and maybe even find a few hidden gems along the way. Meet us at the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center at 10 am. Please dress for the weather.

Nature Etching

On
Mar 24 (Fri)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
7403856841

Would you like to take home your own artwork of the plants and other cool nature textures here at the park Meet our naturalist to venture out and make it happen. We will be using crayons for this craft. Join us at 2 pm at the Hocking Hills Lodge Lobby. Be prepared to go outside if the weather is good.

Whos Hoo

On
Mar 25 (Sat)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
7403856841

Come meet one of the parks resident raptors Join us at the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center at 11 am. If the weather is good, we will be presenting at the Naturalist Cabin just behind the Visitor Center. If the weather is bad, we will be presenting inside of the Visitor Center.

Nature Painting

On
Mar 25 (Sat)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
7403856841

Bring your artistic eye and join our naturalist to paint a watercolor still life at the Hocking Hills Lodge. Meet us at the Lodge Lobby at 2 pm and please dress for the weather.

Bear Necessities

On
Mar 31 (Fri)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
7403856841

Come learn about what a bear needs to survive in the woods. Learn about which bears call Ohio home and where you are most likely to see them. Meet us at the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center at 10 am. If the weather is good, we will meet outside at the Naturalist Cabin. If the weather is bad, we will meet inside in the Visitor Center.

Insect Investigation

On
Mar 31 (Fri)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
7403856841

Join a naturalist to venture out and investigate what kinds of pollinators and insects are buzzing around this time of year Lets see who comes out in the early spring. Please dress for the weather and join us at 2 pm at the Hocking Hills Lodge Lobby.

Weather the Weather

On
Apr 1 (Sat)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
7403856841

Will the Ohio weather be a joke today Come join a fun naturalist to learn about whatever weather Ohio will be spitting at us today, from sun to snow to everything between. Rain or shine, well have a good time. Join us at the Hocking Hills Lodge Lobby at 10 am. Please dress for the weather.

Whos Hoo

On
Apr 8 (Sat)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
7403856841

Come meet one of our resident owls. Join us at 11 am at the Naturalist Cabin behind the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. If the weather is bad, we will meet inside the Visitor Center.

Critter Cribs

On
Apr 8 (Sat)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
7403856841

Stop by, pick up some blueprints, and take a look at some different critter houses you could build to put up in your own back yard. Join us at 2 pm at the Hocking Hills Lodge Lobby.

Bobcats in Ohio - Hocking Hills

On
Apr 14 (Fri)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
7403856841

Ohios bobcats are not just found on school campuses Theyre found right here in our woods Learn about these elusive predators and some of the signs they leave behind. Join us at 10 am at the Old Mans Cave Visitor. If the weather is nice, we will meet at the Naturalist Cabin.

Nature Painting

On
Apr 14 (Fri)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
7403856841

Bring your artistic eye and join our naturalist to paint a watercolor still life. Meet at 2pm in the Hocking Hills lodge lobby. All materials will be provided.

Life Cycles

On
Apr 15 (Sat)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
7403856841

Come meet the naturalist to learn about the life cycles of different organisms. Frogs, butterflies, and earthworms, Oh my Meet in the Hocking Hills Lodge Lobby at 10AM.

Rock House Hike - Hocking Hills

On
Apr 15 (Sat)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
7403856841

Join us for a moderate, 1 mile hike to Rock House Cave while we discuss our friends that could be found there in the night. Please wear good sturdy hiking shoes. Be prepared for uneven surfaces. If you like hiking sticks, you may want them to help you stay steady. Meet at the Rock House Shelter House at 2PM.

Weather the Weather

On
Apr 21 (Fri)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
7403856841

Join us for a fun program based around the weather of the day. Rain or shine we will have a good time Please be sure to dress for the weather. Meet at 10AM. Meet at Hocking Hills Lodge Lobby.

Pine Tar Kiln

On
Apr 21 (Fri)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
7403856841

Join our naturalists to see how Pine Tar was made by early settlers. Please dress for the weather. Meet at 2PM at Old Mans Cave Visitor Center Naturalist Cabin.

Earth Day Seed Bombs

On
Apr 22 (Sat)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
7403856841

Come create seed bombs to encourage wildflower growth. Take your seed bomb home or add your seeds to our Pollinator Patch here at the park. Meet at the Pollinator Patch behind the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. Be prepared to get dirty. Meet at 10am at Old Mans Cave Visitor Center Pollinator Patch.

Vernal Pool Exploration

On
Apr 22 (Sat)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
7403856841

Join us for a 2 mile around Rose Lake and see what critters are waking up at the edge of the lake. Meet at the Fishermans Parking Lot on 374 South just past the walk-in campsites. Be prepared for mud and the possibility of getting wet.Meet at 2PM.

Rose Lake Wildflower Hike

On
Apr 24 (Mon)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
7403856841

Join us for a moderate 2 mile round trip hike to take in the wildflowers and birds that are returning for spring. Meet at the Rose Lake Fishermans Parking lot. We will start at trailhead HH. Be prepared for mud and possible slick conditions. Meet at 10AM.

Fire Tower to Ash Cave Wildflower Hike

On
Apr 25 (Tue)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
7403856841

Join us for an approximately 2 mile round trip hike from the Fire Tower to Ash Cave to find all kinds of native wildflowers. We will meet at the Fire Tower Parking Lot just off of 374 South. Be prepared mud and hills, we will be starting and returning on the same trail. Meet at 10am.

Cedar Falls Wildflower Hike

On
Apr 26 (Wed)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
7403856841

See what flowers are growing around the parks largest volume waterfall. Are there any flowers growing around the cedars Where are the cedar trees anyways Learn all this and more during this approximately 1 mile hike. Meet at Trailhead H in the Cedar Falls Parking Lot. Be prepared for mud, steps, and slick rocks.Meet at 10am.

Whispering Cave Wildflower Hike

On
Apr 27 (Thu)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
7403856841

Continue with a physical challenge as you join us for a 4.5 mile trip around the Whispering Cave and Old Mans Cave Loop. This is a moderate to difficult hike. Meet at the Hikers Pavilion at Hocking Hills Lodge. Be prepared for uneven terrain, tree roots, rugged steps, and mud. Meet at 10am.

Grandma Gatewood Day

On
Apr 27 (Thu)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
7403856841

Stop by the Visitor Center all day to learn about Grandma Gatewood, the namesake of this section of the Buckeye Trail. We will have her scrapbook out with us at the front desk for you to come take a look at. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wildflower Hike

On
Apr 28 (Fri)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
7403856841

Join us for a 3 mile meander along the Gorge Overlook Trail Red Trail to Rose Lake and back. Come see what wildflowers are growing in the Hemlock Forest. Meet inside the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. Be prepared for mud. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ash Cave Wildflower Hike

On
Apr 29 (Sat)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
7403856841

End Wildflower Week with one of the easiest hikes in the park. Join us for a 1/2 mile hike around Ash Cave, one half will be paved and the other half will go up around the rim of the cave. Meet at Trailhead O. Watch for mud and be prepared for some steps as we go up and around the cave. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Starbrick Music Festival

On
Jul 28 (Fri) thru Jul 30 (Sun)
Price
49-200
Contact
Phone

Get ready for the biggest Rock Concert of bands East of the Mississippi We have pulled together the best 70s, 80s and 90s tribute bands in the country featuring:Hairball, Mock of Ages, Floyd Live, Skinny Molly, Sabbath, Stadium 11 and Bronson ArroyoRock for two days in Nelsonville Ohio the Star of Hocking Hills listening and seeing all of your favorite legendary hits from Van Halen, KISS, Motley Crue, Queen, Journey, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd and more recreated in front of your very eyesWe also have featured Modern Alibi, Kalysta, Chris Nash , Todd Berry and Evan Dean performing.Concert is at Hocking College, July 28th 29th with camping available July 27th - 29th. Tickets go on early bird special Sale February 1st to April 1st starting at $60 for a one day Pass and $95 for a two day Pass, $200 for a two day VIP Pass. Camping packages and lodging packages available as well. Family fun for everyone This concert benefits the TBI Foundation to promote awareness and research for mental health.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/starbrick-music-festival-classic-70s-80s-rock-tickets-520677439237fbclidIwAR0XlZ2slt5Dp6eazzY5xtBOua2wxNOBztlkN_88m8kxyX8cyhI2BCxMw6w