America's Scenic Byways

Hocking Hills Scenic Byway

26.4 miles - 45 minutes

The Hocking Hills Scenic Byway, officially known as "the Gateway to Ohio's Scenic Wonderland," follows State Route 374, and provides attractive resting spots before it enters the Lancaster Historic District. Hocking Hills is the perfect place to commune with nature. With several trails to hike, cottages to rent for a weekend getaway, and hundreds of campgrounds to choose from, this place is a vacation paradise.

Hocking Hills combines the beauty of nature with the fascination of the past. Since the mid-1700s, Native American tribes such as the Wyandot, Delaware and Shawnee have passed through this area, and some stopped to make it their permanent home. Archaeologists have even found evidence that the ancient Adena culture flourished in this area thousands of years ago.