Southeast Ohio’s Hocking Hills State Park is known for spectacular hiking trails and endless stunning natural features. They include deep gorges, waterfalls, caves. Hocking Hills is now offering a FREE shuttle service to take visitors around the park that’s rapidly becoming one of the nation’s most popular.

That popularity has strained limited parking near the trails, which spurred the launch of the Hocking Hills Shuttle. It now runs Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October 27. The free service is wheelchair accessible and dog friendly, as long as pets are leashed. It offers visitors convenient transportation, allowing easy travel between downtown Logan, Hocking Hills State Park Lodge, Old Man’s Cave, Cedar Falls and Ash Cave without the hassle of parking. This complimentary service is a partnership between the Hocking Hills Tourism Association and Logan Transit.

Visitors can park in downtown Logan and catch the shuttle, which continuously loops between the State Park Lodge and the park’s most popular trails. Users are encouraged to photograph the shuttle schedule before heading on their hike. Should they miss the last shuttle (schedule below), they’re responsible for their own travel back to their destination.

The free shuttle helps support the region’s Love Hocking Hills stewardship program, as it aims to support all-important Leave No Trace efforts by reducing one of the significant impacts on the Hocking Hills’ natural resources – vehicular traffic. Hocking Hills visitors are also encouraged to visit to sign the pledge and learn how they can help sustain this stunning natural treasure and visit responsibly.

Located one hour southeast of Columbus, the incredibly diverse and affordable array of lodging lets Hocking Hills visitors stay in deluxe woodland cabins and lodges, tiny houses, country inns, treehouses and more. Thousands of acres of hiking trails, parks and forests, the dark skies of John Glenn Astronomy Park, Hocking Hills Canopy Tours, rappelling, guided hikes, canoeing, horseback riding, golf and more help visitors experience the region’s extraordinary natural beauty and its warm, friendly people. Unique gift and antique shops, outdoor saunas, spas and more add to the allure of the Hocking Hills as the perfect place to unplug. Complete traveler information, including lodging, is available at or 1-800-Hocking (800-462-5464).