Hocking Hills is still awesome Posted on August 15, 2013 by Den Hoopingarner We revisited Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio. The trail was just as great as when we visited in April, and this time, we got to go kayaking down the river. Early in the morning, the sunbeams shoot through the foliage around Old Man’s Cave Stacy and I both like to hike. We covered about 12 miles that day on the Grandma Gatewood trail. The trail seems primeval to me. Maybe because of the big rocks and water. They’re actually only a few feet off the ground, not at the edge of a sheer cliff. All four of us made the trip this time. The second day we took a 17-mile trip down the river. The weather was perfect, and the river was calm and easy to navigate.