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Top 5 Spring Activities in Hocking Hills

When it comes to Hocking Hills, you may be wondering when the best time of year is to visit. Luckily, our home offers a variety of enjoyable activities no matter what time of year it is. That includes spring once the temperature starts to warm up and we start looking at going outdoors again. Hocking Hills has a variety of spring activities for everyone when you make the trip here during that time. This makes for the perfect family getaway during Spring Break or any extended weekend. Take a look at the top 5 spring activities in Hocking Hills:

Mountain Biking

Everyone here in Hocking Hills locals and visitors alike gets excited whenever the snow finally melts away showing the trails and roads again. Get out and explore the many trails with a little bit of mountain biking. You are sure to see mountain bikers on the roads and trails when you drive around the area. If you are an experienced mountain biker, you will absolutely love the windy roads around Hocking Hills. Everyone who lives in the area knows that mountain bikers frequent the roads and always take care in sharing it with them. For those who are less experienced, head over to the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway which is a spacious bikeway inviting all. Local bike shops are nearby offering bike rentals and all the gear you need for a successful trip down the bikeway. If you prefer outdoor hiking trails to ride your bike on, head over to one of the local state parks. Lake Hope State Park, Hocking Hill State Park, and even Tar Hollow State Park all have designated trails for mountain bikers to enjoy. Take a look at the trails for yourself this spring!

Spring Fishing

There is nothing more relaxing than a quiet day on the water with some fishing. Springtime is a great time of year for fishing, as the cooler weather is typically when the fish are more active. Here in Hocking Hills, we have two different lakes that host a variety of fish. Head over to Lake Hope State Park which is known to feature dream fishing for those who know where to look. This local lake is 2,983 acres in size and is exciting to explore. Fish in the lake typically include bluegill and largemouth bass. Rose Lake is another popular lake and is often called Fisherman’s Lake by the locals. While it is much smaller, at 17 acres of water, and takes a hike to get to, its remote location offers a quieter spot to fish. If you do not prefer a lake, try out Hocking River which offers catfish, quillback, smallmouth bass, and sauger. Everyone ages 16 and up needs a valid fishing license.

Zip Lining

Another great springtime activity is going on a zip-lining adventure. This is always one of the most popular things to do in Hocking Hills, Ohio, and gets pretty busy in the summer. Luckily, the spring season has a slower busy season so you can get out and enjoy the outdoors. Hocking Hills Canopy Tours offer an exhilarating experience high up in the treetops as you zip across multiple courses. This is an all-ages activity so even children can join in on the fun! If you had plenty of fun with them during the day, make sure to also try out one of their tours that take you out into the area for guided tours. Hocking Hills Canopy Tours has all of your fun taken care of!

Rock Climbing

The spring season is the perfect time to scale up the rocks with an exciting rock climbing outing. High Rock Adventures offers rappelling and rock climbing tours so you can scale up flat rock walls. These are exciting opportunities for both experienced and amateur climbers. There are designated areas at Hocking Hills State Park that High Rock Adventures will take you too to enjoy this activity.


But the most popular and our favorite activity here in Hocking Hills during the spring is hiking. Hocking Hills State Park is our most popular attraction and offers miles of trails, each more beautiful than the last. You will come across exciting areas such as Old Man’s Cave and Conkle’s Hollow. Get out and enjoy flowing waterfalls, recessed caverns, sandstone cliffs, and more. The water will be flowing at its most with freshly melted ice providing a higher flow. This is spring fun at its best.

Fun Things to Do in Hocking Hills, Ohio

It is never too early to start looking ahead at the next spring season for your vacation getaway to Hocking Hills. Browse our selection of vacation rentals and find your favorite. Most properties are found around these top 5 spring activities in Hocking Hills making them easy to get to. Book today and look forward to spring.

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