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Hocking Hills State Forest

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Chestnut Ridge
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Thunderbunny Trail
Built by local mountain bikers, this twisty, fun trail hugs the contours of the ridge. Near Athens, Ohio
Hollow Point Trail
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Sundown Trail
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Hickory Trail
A relatively easy trail offering lakeside views and connectivity to other trails in the park. Near Athens, Ohio
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Hocking Hills State Forest  


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Elevation: 9,001,000'
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Description 

Rock here is Blackhand Sandstone .. quality varies from crap to dead solid.

Climbing is only permitted in the designated "Climbing and Rappeling Area". Climbing at such areas as Old Man's Cave or Conkle's Hollow is prohibited and subject to a hefty fine. There are no bolted routes or anchors, setting a TR is mandatory.

Getting There 

Depending on where your intentions are, the drives are different. Consult the Wild Mercantile in Athens at 7405945198. They'll get you going in the right direction!

More information is available on the Hocking Hills State Forest website.
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The nearest town is Logan. There is a parking lot for the designated area past the Conkle's Hollow lot on Pine Road. Cross the road, find the green bridge and hike up the hill. Register to show area is used. The tallest climbs can be found at the far right end of the climbing area. For the least strenuous access take the flat trail to the right that follows the stream.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.3 miles from here

37 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',4],['V2-3',22],['V4-5',7],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Hocking Hills State Forest:
Spider Monkey   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Dolomedes Wall
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Featured Route For Hocking Hills State Forest
Sunshine Arete

Sunshine Arete V3 6A  OH : Hocking Hills State Forest : Sunshine Valley
Starts on large side pulls on the left arete of the boulder. Make big move up to good sloper and keep it together for the top out. Video Link...[more]   Browse More Classics in OH

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By jmansfield
Sep 22, 2009
A working link to the Hocking Hills website is: ohiodnr.com/DNN/forests/hockin...

Click on the climbing area brochure to see a map of the site.
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