When it comes to finding the ideal outdoor vacation destination you cannot go wrong with Hocking Hills. Our Ohio town is the perfect getaway for a group of guys or girls looking to make the most of the outdoor fun. There are plenty of Hocking Hills outdoor activities that can keep you busy for any length of stay. Hiking, fishing, horseback riding, and more all wait for you here. Take a look at how your sports journey to Hocking Hills can be:
Hocking Hills Outdoor Activities – Go Fishing
There are a variety of outdoor sports that can provide a rigorous time. However, for those who want to relax with their sporting activities they can always try their hand at fishing. Hocking Hills is the ideal fishing getaway spot here in Ohio. The area is surrounded by three different lakes: Lake Logan State Park, Lake Hope State Park, and Rose Lake. Each lake area offers thousands of acres of beautiful water and surrounding terrain. Each lake also offers different fish you can reel up as you search for the perfect trophy catch. Starting your fishing journey all starts by hitting up one of the local bait shops. Here you can purchase a mandatory fishing license along with renting equipment such as rods, reels, lines, and bait. You can try your hand at fishing from the shoreline, but you will have more luck fishing from on the water. Lake Logan Marina has plenty of boat rentals for you to take by the hour. Spacious boats allow other guests in your party to relax as you continue your trophy hunt. Fishing charters such as Ohio Belly Boat Fishing will personally take you around the lakes to all of the best hidden fishing spots. You have plenty of ways to try your hand at fishing!
Hiking and Mountain Biking
Hocking Hills is also a great spot to enjoy some hiking or mountain biking. The area is specifically known for the Hocking Hills State Park, a huge park that offers a multitude of trails that take you around to scenic areas. The Hocking Hills hiking trails in the park are on the easy to moderate side for trail difficulty making them easy enough for experienced hikers to navigate. The regular Hocking Hills hiking park trails are typically more crowded with families and is not a great place for trail running or mountain biking. Hocking Hills State Park has two separate mountain bike paths that will do the trick for you. Orange Trail is a two-mile trail loop that is ranked hard. You will be able to traverse down a narrow bike path as the forest surrounds you with beautiful scenery. Purple Trail is a medium level trail that is also two miles in length and is a bit easier to complete. Both trails are ideal for those who have a need for speed as they zip down on mountain bikes.
Another exciting outdoor sport that can easily be done in Hocking Hills is horseback riding. The area has many different stables where you can try out an introductory course if you do not have any experience on a horse. Each stable offers guided horseback rides that will take you around their stable land which is typically quite large in size. This activity is perfect for any young ones in your party who wish to join in on the outdoor sporting activities. Local stables that you can try out include Uncle Buck’s Riding Stable, Equestrian Ridge Farm Horseback Riding, and Blue Moon Acres.
While all of these sporting activities so far have you exploring by land or water, you have yet to try something in the air. Don’t miss out on a zip lining adventure that will take you through the tree tops of Hocking Hills. Zip lining is an activity that hooks you up to a zip line as it zooms down a rope course. You will have the best views in the area to enjoy. Zip lining is completely safe as you are hooked up in a safety harness. Zip lining is a great activity for those traveling with children or those enjoying an adults-only outing. A few different zip line companies you can trust in the area include Hocking Hills Canopy Tours, Valley Zipline Tours, and Ultimate Zipline Adventures. Make sure to book these adventures early before your stay as they can become booked up through the more popular times of year such as the summer season.
Perfect Stay in Hocking Hills
The last part of your sporting adventure in Hocking Hills is finding the perfect vacation rental for your party. Our vacation cabins are spacious homes complete with luxury features and amenities. The bedrooms provide the night of sleep with fine linens and plush mattresses. Book a stay with us here in Hocking Hills.
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