Welcome to Hocking Hills Adventure Trek We're a Trek Network company offering professionally guided rock climbing and rappelling, belly boat fishing, archery, naturalist led edible forest hikes, artist led activities and team building events in the Hocking Hills and across Ohio. Founded in 2011, our guides are far and away the most experienced in the business. Explore the Hocking State Forest with us and you'll discover hidden caves and waterfalls that you're free to return to forever! Our lead rock climbing and rappelling guides are certified American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) Single Pitch Instructors (SPIs).
As a guide service, we meet customers at varying locations depending on what we're doing that day. Unless arranged differently, all rock climbing, rappelling and naturalist led hikes meet at Hocking State Forest Rock Climbing and Rappelling area parking lot on Big Pine Rd. Confirm this as your meeting point in advance and use the maps and directions below. There are no building or restrooms available at the meeting point.
All Ohio Belly Boat Fishing treks meet at other locations based on the area we're fishing. All meeting points are confirmed in advance. For most of our meeting points, there is no designated GPS address and your cell phone is unlikely to work. We'll pick an easy to find location and provide directions in advance. Please click on the blue button above, save, print and bring the directions and map from this page.
HOCKING STATE FOREST ROCK CLIMBING AND RAPPELLING AREA PARKING LOT:
From Logan: Take US 33 to Logan and exit South on SR 664.
From US 33, travel four (4) miles South on SR 664 to Big Pine Rd. and turn right — there's a sign on SR 664 marking Big Pine Rd. Take Big Pine 5.8 miles (8 to 10 minutes) to the gravel, half acre parking lot on the right. There's a sign on the opposite side of the road that says "Hocking State Forest Rock Climbing and Rappelling area, it's pictured below. Per the map to the right, the parking lot is located between Happy Trails Horse Back Riding and Conkle's Hollow Nature Preserve on Big Pine Rd. This is the only gravel parking lot on Big Pine Rd. There are no buildings or restroom at the parking area.
The map to the right is simplified and not to scale. Both SR 664 and Big Pine Rd are windy and hilly so it can seem like you've traveled farther than actual. From Logan, be sure to follow the SR 664 signs through the bends in the road to Big Pine Rd.
From Hocking Hills State Park Lodge or Campground area: Drive South on SR 664/SR 374 past Grandma Faye's to SR 374 North. Turn right on SR 374 North and travel downhill to Big Pine Rd. Turn right on BIg Pine Rd. (Pine Grove Methodist Church on the corner). Drive one mile beyond Conkle's Hollow State Nature Preserve to the gravel parking lot on your left. If you reach Happy Trails riding stable you've gone about 1 mile too far.
GPS IS NOT RELIABLE There's no designated street address for the parking area. Pretend it's the 90's, leave early and use a map!. The Hocking Hills visitor guide magazine includes a double wide county map that shows the rock climbing and rappelling area on the left page. Otherwise, Happy Trails Riding Stable is about 1/2 mile east of the parking area. Please note, it's common for GPS systems to be misleading or unavailable due to lack of mobile phone coverage.
NOTICE OF DETOUR: If your Hocking Hills rock climbing or rappelling trek is scheduled between August 7th and August 24th, 2017 follow our regular directions from Logan. Use SR 664 South to Big Pine Rd., turn right and continue 5.8 miles to the meeting point as described below.. If you try to approach the meeting point from the west end of Big Pine Rd. there's a bridge closed for repair between Conkle's Hollow and our meeting point, the Hocking State Forest Rock Climbing and Rappelling Area parking lot.
This map is simplified and not to scale. Both SR 664 and Big Pine Rd are windy and hilly so it can seem like you've traveled farther than actual. From Logan, be sure to follow the SR 664 signs through the bends in the road 4 miles to Big Pine. Allow for extra time and know that cell phones likely won't work.
The 1/2 acre gravel parking lot where we meet
The sign is on the opposite side of the road.