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Ok Buckey bunch. I'll be heading to Hocking hills in 2 weeks and have been researching it. Just wondering of the good rides around it and stops along the way. We are staying in Nelsonville.
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Old Man's Cave ... take yer walkin' shoes! Ash Cave too. Many places around Hocking Hills, hard to see it all in one day, so plan on seeing it all. Pick up a tour map when you get to the area. Most of the roads should be in good shape, they take care of the tourist areas.

Haven't been there since 1995, but it looks like they added an observation tower at Ash Cave.

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The news tonight said a woman fell 50-60ft and died at Conkle's Hollow, so there's a big push on to "Stay On The Trails".

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Hocking Hills? never heard of it.

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OH man, Hocking Hills.......uuuuhhhhh, where do I start?! lol

yeah, this could take a minute.

Spockster is right. Old Man's Cave is the big draw down there (and for good reason too!). yes, take your walking shoes. but, for anyone that is not into hiking, there is a very short walk to Old Man's Cave. but there is also miles of trails around Old Man's Cave too. Old Man's Cave is a must see while in the Hills. as for Ash Cave? there is no easier hike in the hills. you park across the road on RT56, and walk on a concrete path through the woods for about 5 minutes and BAM!, you're there. it's way worth the very short walk to see it.

for roads to ride on? there is no shortage for roads. all are hilly, curvy, and filled with beautiful scenery. RT664, you will take this route to get to Old Man's Cave. it's a very nice ride. it's always in great condition. it's one of the main roads down there. RT664 is off of RT33.
RT33 is the main highway through the Hills.
off of RT33, check out RT374, RT374, will take you past some of the parks and dump you off onto RT56.
RT56, is a nice ride too. also, that's where legendary "Jimbo's" is at. Jimbo's is a cool bar.

RT93, this rout crosses RT33,RT56, RT50 and so many other great routes in the state of Ohio. RT93, runs North and South through almost the whole state of Ohio. from just south of Akron to all the way south to Ironton, Ohio, on the Ohio River. RT93, is one of the all time greatest motorcycle roads in the state of Ohio.

in the Nelsonville, area ride North up RT78, this route is called "Rim of the World", and for very good reasons. ride it, and you will understand.
take RT78, north up to Ringgold, Ohio, not only is this drop you off at an other great route (RT555, "The Triple Nickel", Ohio's version of the "Dragon"), but there is also a free shooting range in that area! RT555, runs North to South form Zanesville, Ohio, to Little Hocking, Ohio, on the Ohio River.

places to check out? RT33 Brewery. it's right off of RT33. Millstone BBQ is a must! also, if you stop at either of these places, they are right down the road from each other, take a ride down Lake Logan Rd., past Lake Logan. it's a short ride, but way worth the time.

check out Lake Hope, right off RT278, out of Nelsonville. there is also a free shooting range on RT278, just south of Lake Hope. it was just made over last summer and is a really nice range. did I mention it was FREE?! lol
while in that area, if you are feeling adventurous, check out the "Moonville Tunnel". it's (so they say) Haunted.

well, that's just a few things that I can think of off the top of my head. feel free to ask about anything else down there. I'm sure I can help you out. lol

how long will you be staying down there? Spockster is right, too much to see/do, it can't be done all in a day.

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Thanks Ruger, was hoping to hear from you. You've out done yourself on suggested roads. Damn! Only have 2 days in the area so thanks for all the choices. Weather looks sketchy at best but that's the way it goes. Thanks again. Looking forward to some Yuengling.

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If you get to the south end of 555, you're in my territory. I feel like the section of 555 south of Rt550 is the best, 550 is off Rt33 just outside Athens, at The Plains, 550 is a nice road itself.

We probably visited Old Man's Cave four times before getting around to the other spots, last trip we tried to see it all but some of the hikes are longer than we wanted after about five other stops. When you get to Old Man's there are signs pointing in all directions, the roads in the Hocking Hills region all loop back to each other in some way. ..

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