During a recent rainy stay at our Rocky Ridge Cabin, my wife and I were able to find a few dry hours to get out for a short hike. We chose to visit the natural bridge at Rockbridge State Nature Preserve located near the village of—you guessed it—Rockbridge. The natural bridge found here is considered the largest in Ohio, measuring 100 feet long, 10 – 20 feet wide and 50 feet high. 2 3/4 miles of trails traverse the preserve’s 202-acre property but if you just hike the trail to the bridge and back the distance is only 1 1/2 miles or so.
The north side of the preserve has frontage on the Hocking River. Canoers will often stop and hike the short trail leading from the river to the bridge. While standing on the banks of the river you can hear zipliners swooshing down the cables at the adjacent Hocking Hills Canopy Tours.
For more info about the preserve follow this link: ODNR Rockbridge Nature Preserve Page