Ash Falls


Ash Cave, Hocking Hills, Ohio

A must visit in the park, this 90 foot tall waterfall flows down into the largest recess cave in the state; with the cave rim spanning 700 feet!

The cave got its name after early Ohio settlers discovered a large pile of ashes inside the cave; thought to be remnants of Indian campfires built up over hundreds of years.

An 1877 experiment concluded that the original ashes found were made up of sticks, animal bones, arrows and pottery pieces.

The cave was used as shelter for early settlers and more recently, town meetings were held there.
It remains the most impressive place to visit in Hocking Hills and a short quarter mile hike and you can see it yourself!