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).
We provide on-demand nature programming, guided fishing treks, live bluegrass shows, Shawnee Storytelling and living history presentations by Abe Lincoln, Johnny Appleseed and Mark Twain anywhere in or near Ohio. Our Naturalist-On-The-Go services can be set up for single events or recurring events at public or private locations. Topics can vary based on the season, subject matter, needs of the organizing group and budget. Guided treks and authentic Shawnee Storytelling adventures present fantastic opportunities for special occasions. There are myriad ways of developing nature programming for private or public summer camps, public campgrounds, third party lodging operators, private groups, family reunions, corporate gatherings, special events, weekly events, campfires, short, medium or long treks, etc. Locations include public parks, preserves, state and private forest, nature conservancies, businesses, schools or churches. Interpretive guide services can occur anywhere nature is found. You name the time and place we'll meet at your chosen area, provide programming there or move to a nearby nature area. Call us at 740.777.2579 to customize your nature experience today!
What others have said...
"Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum used Hocking Hills Adventure Trek's "Circle of Life" Shawnee storytelling program for all of our 2013 summer sessions. I was amazed at how Wehyehpihehrsehnhwah was able to connect with our students. He commands a respect from the audience that he earns with sincerity and compassion. He's able to bring ancient stories to life and weave in life lessons relevant to todays youth. I highly recommend working with Hocking Hills Adventure Trek if you are looking for a great experience. We will be working with them again in the future." - Todd Davis, Camp Director, Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum
"...The naturalist was an excellent instructor who combined teaching with fun in ways that made a great day for all of our campers. On his second trip, I had so many staff volunteering to assist in his nature hikes that we had to draw names out of a hat to see who got to go. Impressive professional organization, very reasonable cost and easy to work with, we look forward to working with Hocking Hills Adventure Trek again next summer.” - Dave Devey, Camp Owner, Falcon Camp
"Campers, staff and guests at Camp Aldersgate talked about our storyteller and his stories for weeks. He didn't simply entertain, he inspired creative thinking and encouraged everyone listening. As a Camp Director, I have no trouble finding people with entertainment and services to sell... the challenge is often finding someone I want to work with more than once. Hocking Hills Adventure Trek is a partner we look forward to working with again. The professionalism and personalization of service is refreshing, and to be honest, what I want and expect as a customer." - Eric Dingler, Camp Director, Camp Aldersgate
What it is: We provide on-demand naturalist programming and storytelling services anywhere in Ohio and beyond. Our on-the-go naturalist services are ideal for stand-alone or recurring events at public or private locations, including state, metro and regional park systems, summer camps, campgrounds, corporate gatherings, scouting, birthdays or family reunions. Thinking about offering an edible forest event but you're not sure what's edible? We can bring nature to your table. Our naturalists and story tellers (see the short video on the right) present fantastic opportunities for special occasions. How'd you like to have Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison, Johnny Appleseed, George Washington or Mark Twain at your event? Topics can vary based on the season as well as the interests and budget needs of the group. Give us a call at 740-777-2579 to discuss programming options and pricing.
Trekking with a professional naturalist is transcendent...
Provides a unique experience and creates a completely different kind of bond between participants
Learning about nature's circle of life carries over for individuals, teams and groups of all sizes.
Participants often regard their experience s life changing and associate the event with the group leader who booked the trek
Schedules are flexible, we can provide programming wherever and whenever it's needed...
Available to the public
Scheduled as private or recurring events
Unique programming specific to your group needs
Ideal for groups...
Corporate gatherings, team building, group learning, group exercises
Great for private events like scouting, Indian guides, church groups and family reunions
Great for private businesses like campgrounds, lodges, summer youth camps, church camps, etc.
Frequently used by public and private schools for history, nature, holidays and seasonal learning
Our living history presenters and naturalists will travel to any location in Ohio...
Public parks, preserves, forests, conservancies or private properties, businesses, schools and churches
Interpretive guide services can occur anywhere nature is found, whether on private or public property
Can stay at your chosen meeting area or move around during the presentation