Hiking Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller
Date: October 25, 2022
We took the trail from the newly opened Hocking Hills State Park Lodge. The trail descends and combines with the hemlock trail to make a five-mile loop trail. Along the trail was one waterfall, one swinging bridge and impressive sandstone cliffs, steep walls, and large rocks. We had to be cautious along the trail due to steep drop-offs and loose rocks. The tree leaves had turned into beautiful fall colors.
I did not have a flashlight with me, so I only went a short distance into the cave. It was dusk when we returned on the trail and the quartz crystals in the exposed cliff bedrock made it look like twinkling lights. We did see lots of cairns along the trail. We ascended the trail back to the lodge and enjoyed a delicious supper. We rented a lodge room and enjoyed the pool and whirlpool after the long day of hiking.