Top 200 Places: Ohio’s Hocking Hills State Park

Hocking Hills State Park
19852 State Route 664 South
Ohio 43138

This state park offers a great natural setting with towering cliffs, caves, waterfalls and deep hemlock-shaded gorges. Dogs are allowed at this park including on the 26 miles of hiking trails, at the picnic areas, in the caves like Old Man’s Cave, and in the campgrounds. This park does not allow hunting. Pets must be leashed and cleaned up after. Pets are not allowed inside any buildings or at the nearby nature preserve. To get there from Columbus, take U.S. 33 East through Lancaster to Logan and exit onto State Route 664 South.

Top 200 Places, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.

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