Vacation Island

Corkscrew Falls, Hocking Hills, Ohio


The Hocking Hills is a deeply dissected area of the Allegheny Plateau in Ohio, primarily in Hocking County, that features cliffs, gorges, rock shelters, and waterfalls.

Corkscrew Falls, Hocking Hills, Ohio
Corkscrew Falls, Hocking Hills, Ohio

The relatively extreme topography in this area is due to the Blackhand Sandstone (so named because of Native American graphics on the formation near Newark, Ohio), a particular formation that is thick, hard and weather-resistant, and so forms high cliffs and narrow, deep gorges.

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