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Fayette County, Indiana
September 23, 2012
by Weekend Wanderer
August 8, 2009
October 26, 2005
If you are a hiker or a naturalist, this is the place for you. The park offers numerous miles of trails featuring waterfalls, beautiful gorges, cliffs, caves, wildflowers, and more. The history of the region is fascinating, and the rocks tell the story. Some of the features of the park include Old Man’s Cave, Conkle’s Hollow – a state nature preserve -- and The Rock House. The visitor’s center is at Old Man’s Cave and features interesting relevant displays and a gift shop. The state park campground is also located just a quarter-mile from the visitor’s center. My favorite area of the park was Conkle’s Hollow; it was a half-mile walk to the waterfall (a one mile round-trip).
Once in the gorge, you almost felt swaddled in the earth like a baby, and the only sounds were that of little birds and scurrying wildlife. I felt the closest to nature I’ve ever felt. I took my time getting to the waterfall, stopping along the way to sit on the rock a gaze up at the sky filtered by trees and cliffs. They recently put in a paved walkway to prevent the path from becoming too wide and destroying the landscape. I plan to return to this state park again soon, not only because I’d like to visit Conkle’s Hollow again, but also because there was so much I didn’t see.
From journal Trip to Hocking Hills State Park