October 14, 2017 all-day

Visit one of AOA’s beautiful conservation easements which protects a large portion of Camp Oty Okwa in the Hocking Hills. Enjoy the fall colors as we hike the Old-Growth Forest trail and explore the gorgeous Hocking Hills terrain and mature forest ecosystem. We will walk along a high flat plateau which overlooks the deep gorge valley along Pine Creek. Split Rock, a relatively unique geologic feature with large sandstone slough blocks created by an earthquake, lies at the far end of the trail.

The Camp Oty Okwa conservation easement is one of over 40 properties in the area protected by AOA as part of our Greater Hocking Hills conservation initiative.

Former AOA board member Paul Knoop will lead the hike. He is very familiar with the property and one of our foremost naturalists. We will plan to hike rain or shine – so please come prepared and dress appropriately for the weather and hiking the hills. This event is free and open to the public.

Time: Meet at 9:30 a.m. The hike will last approximately two to three hours with time to lunch in the deep forest or at the hike conclusion

What to Bring: Pack drinks of your choice, lunch and/or snacks. Walking poles if desired.


We will park in the main parking lot at Camp Oty Okwa along Purcell Road. Camp Oty Okwa is located at 24799 Purcell Road near South Bloomingville in the Hocking Hills – see Google map link below. AOA staff and volunteers will be there to help direct parking and trail access.