Click on any photograph to enlarge it and to see a slideshow of all of the images in the gallery. To learn more about the natural areas featured in the photos, visit our Links Page. The blue hour at Kessler Swamp State Nature Preserve Conkle’s Hollow Winter Vista Winter at Big Spring Hollow The trail beckons you to Hocking State Forest Leaning Pines at Airplane Rock in Hocking State Forest Purple dawn at Airplane Rock in Hocking State Forest Shadow and shine at Conkle’s Hollow A winding road through Hocking State Forest (Big PIne Road) On a day like this, hikers will hear the roar of Cedar Falls even before they descend the first step into the gorge. Try to visit Conkle’s Hollow in the spring when the waterfall is more likely to be flowing full force. Hikers who are at Ash Cave at dawn may find that they have the cave all to themselves. Ash Cave frames a serene view of snow covered hemlocks. Cantwell Cliffs after an ice storm feels like a dream world. Against the back wall of Old Man’s Cave, a hiker is sheltered from the winter storm outside. Cheryl took this photo of the waterfall in Long Hollow moments before the ice from the top of waterfall cracked, fell, and destroyed the top of the ice cone. Snow bends the branches of Hemlocks over the arched bridge at Old Man’s Cave. The lively flow of Cedar Falls slows down into a stream of ice on this snowy winter day. Snow, ice, and clear flowing water crown the Upper Falls at Old Man’s Cave with winter splendor. Snow flakes streak across the sky in this shot of a winter storm at the Lower Falls of Old Man’s Cave. Winter scenes such as this frozen waterfall at Conkle’s Hollow draw many visitors to the Hocking Hills. The mist of dawn arises from the forest in this view from deep within Old Man’s Cave. The roaring of the Upper Falls was exhilarating on this chilly autumn day after some flooding rains. Here is the Lower Falls at Old Man’s Cave in all of its thundering glory. With one foot in the water of the foaming creek, Cheryl captured this shot of Cedar Falls. The rising sun speaks of the inspiration hikers will find along the path to Whispering Cave. The arched bridge at Old Man’s Cave beckons hikers to explore the gorge. Tinges of fall color frame Cedar Falls after an early morning autumn rain. Autumn leaves give a warm glow to the Lower Falls at Old Man’s Cave. The sun rises over Buckeye Lake in a glorious way. The sunrise over Buckeye Lake is also dramatic depicted in black and white. Airplane Rock, near Conkle’s Hollow, reaches out over a vista of Hocking State Forest. During a snow storm at Kessler Swamp State Nature Preserve, the dry seeds of joe-pye weed promise future regeneration. Yellow Spring at Glen Helen Nature Preserve looks more orange than yellow because of the iron in the water. Big Spring Hollow Waterfall in the Hocking State Forest is spectacular after a few days of rain. In winter, the creek at Ash Cave freezes into an icefall that builds up into a hill of ice. The creek that meanders through Ash Cave gorge and parallels the trail is inviting at any time of the year. The trail to Rockbridge State Nature Preserve meanders off into the distance, calling hikers to a winter adventure. The wild and beautiful Sheick Hollow State Nature Preserve is accessible only by a permit from the Ohio Department of Natural Areas and Preserves. The stream in Sheick Hollow lies covered in a tawny blanket of leaves in autumn. Shallenberger State Nature Preserve is rumored to haunted, perhaps by these ghostly shadows of trees. ( ; The path at Christmas Rocks State Nature Preserve is dressed in fiery colors in Autumn. A graceful branch overhangs the golden prairie at Darby Creek Metro Park. Clouds in the sky and reflections of clouds in the glassy surface of Burr Oak lake frame the tower at Tom Jenkins Dam. The blackhand sandstone cliffs at Sheick Hollow State Nature Preserve are among the most colorful in the Hocking Hills. Sheick Hollow is accessible only by a permit from the Ohio Department of Natural Areas and Preserves. Do not miss the view from the rim trail at Conkle’s Hollow State Nature Preserve in the fall. At Conkle’s Hollow State Nature Preserve, autumn is beautiful from start to finish. To the right of Cedar Falls in the Hocking Hills there is a smaller waterfall that looks beautiful after a rain. Some people call it Hidden Falls. The trail to this area has recently been closed. Cedar Falls in the Hocking Hills is bright and lively on a sunny summer day. After a hard rain, the waterfall at the end of the gorge trail in Conkle’s Hollow does not disappoint. The winter sunrise paints the sky and the surface of the water at Kessler Swamp State Nature Preserve. The sun is just coloring the sky on a foggy morning at Kessler Swamp State Nature Preserve. The rising sun sparkles over the Lower Falls at Old Man’s Cave. In this photo, Robinson Falls, located in a permit only area of Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve, is full of the vigor of early spring rains. Rock House, located in the Hocking Hills State Park, shows the rainbow of colors found in Blackhand Sandstone.