Hocking Hills is a beautiful region of southeastern Ohio known for its stunning scenery, hiking trails, waterfalls, and rock formations. Forbes added it to their Best Places to Travel in the World List and Travel Lens ranked Hocking Hills the fourth most beautiful state park in the USA. It is a prime location to connect with nature and build lifelong memories. Here are some of the most popular things to do in Hocking Hills:


Rock House
  • Challenge Yourself at Cantwell Cliffs - This area offers a unique experience, with its challenging trails, breathtaking views, and a sense of solitude rarely found elsewhere in the park.Read more about Cantwell Cliffs. Bonus: It's less than a mile away from Rustic Ridge Lodge.
  • Visit Ash Cave - Ash Cave is one of the most popular attractions in Hocking Hills. It is a large cave with a waterfall cascading down its entrance. The cave is open year-round.
  • Explore Old Man's Cave - Old Man's Cave is another popular spot in Hocking Hills. It is a large gorge with several waterfalls and rock formations. The cave is also home to a network of hiking trails. 
  • Hike the Cedar Falls Trail - The Cedar Falls Trail is a moderate 2.6-mile hike that takes you past several waterfalls, including Cedar Falls, which is the tallest waterfall in Hocking Hills. 
  • Visit Rock House - Rock House is a natural rock formation that resembles a house. It is located within Hocking Hills State Park and is on a 1 mile hike loop. Rock House is 4.9 miles/9 minutes from Rustic Ridge Lodge.
  • Hike Rockbridge at Rockbridge State Nature Preserve - Rockbridge's natural bridge is over 100 feet long and 10-20 feet wide, and gracefully arches 50 feet across a ravine. It is considered the largest natural bridge in Ohio. It's only 7.9 miles/14 minutes away from Rustic Ridge Lodge

Water Sports

  • Lake Logan State Park - Lake Logan is host to a 400 acre lake and has boating, fishing, hunting, picnicking and swimming opportunities. Plus it's only five miles from Rustic Ridge Lodge. The Lake Logan Marina offers canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, pedal boats, and pontoon boats for rent in Spring, Summer, and Fall. 


Ziplining Hocking Hills Canopy tours "Whether you're a nature-lover or thrill-seeker, Hocking Hills Canopy Tours has the adventure of a lifetime for you! Featuring 2 professionally-guided, award-winning, exhilarating zipline tours; a world-famous SuperZip®; and a one-of-a-kind zipline just for kids (DragonFly)" Ziplining is a great way to see the scenery and get some adrenaline pumping. 

Wining, Dining, & General Fun

Hocking Hills Winery Hocking Hills, OH
Hocking Hills Winery

Visit the Hocking Hills Winery - The Hocking Hills Winery is a family-owned winery that produces award-winning wines. The winery offers tours and tastings.


There are some excellent local pizza places in Logan, just about 15 minutes away. Unfortunately, no one delivers out at the cabin. Not sure why since it's so close, but you can order for take out and go grab it or make it a fun outing. You won't regret it. Another option would be to order in advance and pick it up after hiking or whatever you are doing out and about.

Pizza Crossing
is the local favorite. There at 58 N Mulberry Street in Logan. Their phone number is 740-385-8558 if you want to order for pickup. They're a little pricey and busy on weekends. They won't deliver to the cabin but they'll meet you almost half way if you want to go that route at Chieftain Elementary or the park and go on 33.

The Feed
is a really great place for pizza and so much more but no delivery. Their phone number is 740-385-7639. They're located at 428 East Front Street, Logan.

Another local favorite is Steve's Pizza in Adelphi, about 20 minutes away at 11850 Walnut St, Adelphi. There phone number is 740-332-4308.

Last but not least is Captain Ron's Pirate Pizza located at 16757 OH-664 in Logan, about 20 minute drive. There phone number is 740-385-2221.

Coffee Shops

Oasis Coffee Shop Rockbridge, OH
Oasis Coffee Shop Rockbridge, OH

Oasis Coffee Shop Near the Market 

26850 US-33, Rockbridge, OH 43149

Have some coffee, breakfast or lunch while you shop the antique and flea markets! Oasis serves great coffee and even have coffee flights. There's also baked goods and sandwiches, this coffee shop also has a miniature golf course!


Hocking Hills Market

Hocking Hills Market - Located just off US 33 in Rockbridge, this open area marketplace with hundreds of vendors is only 5 miles from Rustic Ridge Lodge. It's a smorgasbord of shops consisting of flea market style stores to outlets to places to dine like Chelle's Diner. Start your shopping journey or take a pit stop for a cup of joe at Oasis Cafe. There's also a mini golf course! Open Friday-Sunday. Permanent shops like Holiday's Country Oak Amish Furniture, Hocking Hills Disc Golf, and The Boot Shop Outlet set their own hours and are most definitely open throughout the week. Address: at 26758-26790 US-33, Rockbridge.

These are just a few of the many things to do in Hocking Hills. With its stunning scenery and endless outdoor activities, Hocking Hills is a great place to visit any time of year.

Here are some additional tips for planning your trip to Hocking Hills:

  • Hocking Hills is truly a four seasons area to visit with breathtaking views year round.
  • Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for hiking and other outdoor activities.
  • Bring plenty of water and snacks, as there are limited food options in the park.
  • Allow plenty of time to explore the different attractions.
  • Book your accommodations early, especially if you are visiting during peak season. Book your 4  bedroom plus 4 twin loft cabin that can accommodate up to 12 (8 adults and 4 children) at www.rusticridgelodgeoh.com