Hocking Hills, Ohio We have one answer for anyone who says the Midwest is flat: Ohio's Hocking Hills. Here, just 55 miles southeast of Columbus, cornfields give way to Appalachia. Hocking Hills State Park encompasses some of the best scenery, including Ash Cave (left), a rock shelf that soars 90 feet above the trail. Other outdoor adventures include a zip-line canopy tour, the 17-mile bikeway between Nelsonville and Athens and tube floats on the Hocking River.
Devil's Bath Tub Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio is a fascinating piece of streambed in the Upper Gorge area of the Old Man's Cave unit of Hocking Hills State Park in southeastern Ohio. This pothole in the relatively weak middle layer of the Blackhand sandstone is constantly being enlarged and deepened by the swirling action of Old Man's Creek. A local legend has it that this pool extends down into the depths of Hades, the devil's home.