At the midway point, Cedar Falls, they have homemade bean soup, cornbread, and hot chocolate for anyone there with no limits as to how you can get. They also have a busing system in place for people that only want to go to Cedar and they'll take you back to Old Man's where your parked at
I highly recommend going on the winter hike. It's starts at Old Man's then goes to Cedar and, if your brave enough to do it, finishes at Ash Cave. It's a long ass hike but a lot of fun given it's not usually that cold for it
Last week of July and first week of August usually. We also go on the winter hike in January and usually another 1-2 times a year. I'm originally from Euclid which is just outside of Cleveland so it wasn't that long of a trip for us. Couldn't go last year and this year because I moved down to Tennessee but I plan to go next year with my mom, brother and fiance
It's all still closed off. We didn't even go to Old Man's Cave this year, so I didn't get a good look at it. This year we did Rockbridge, Rock House, and Cantwell Cliffs. But by then the other half was DONE lol. So we spent a day just driving around exploring. Clear Creak metro park and it's rock wall is cool :D
Whispering Cave is beautiful. It's a more recent addition to the area and they only just put the hike in for it last year I believe. How is the rebuilding of the main site over there by it going? It burned down in 2016/2017 when they were doing renovations
Llama, ah I love Hocking Hills. We've been going on vacation there since 2008 as I have an Uncle down in South Bloomingville that owns close to 1200 acres. I love the hike between Old Man's cave and Cedar Falls.