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Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve

Preserving 572 acres in Hocking County

Access to off-trail areas of Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve require a written permit. Please read our permitting guidelines to learn how to apply for a free access permit.

Located in northern Hocking County at the edge of the Hocking Hills Region, Boch Hollow provides an excellent opportunity to see a wide diversity of habitats ranging from riparian corridors, mature wooded hills, ridges, and old field remnants. The most notable botanical feature at Boch Hollow is the extensive population of the Federally Endangered Running Buffalo Clover – the largest such population in Ohio.

Unique among Ohio’s preserves is the mission of Boch Hollow to serve as an educational site for hands-on environmental education of Appalachian Ohio ecology. Primarily geared toward local school children, the staff also provides programs to the general public as well as various civic and environmental organizations.

Local Directions

From Columbus travel east on US 33 and take the Tarkiln Road exit. Turn left at the bottom of the ramp and proceed straight through the light at Business route 33 onto Horn’s Mill road. Travel approximately 4.8 miles on Horn’s Mill Road. As road enters Hocking County, it becomes Hide-Away-Hills Rd. Continue on Hide-Away-Hills Road approximately 4.1 miles to intersection with SR 664. Turn right on SR 664 and travel approximately 0.4 mile. Turn left onto Beach Camp Road and travel approximately 1 mile and turn right into the driveway at Boch Hollow SNP.

Special Features

Spring Wildflowers
Geologic Features

  • Wide diversity of habitats
  • Federally Endangered Running Buffalo Clover


Hiking Trails

  • 3.5 miles of trails
  • Additional trails planned
  • Small pond and gazebo near trailhead
  • Meeting room and educational programming facility
  • Parking lot

Trail Map

September 30, 2016: A new trail system is now open; several portions of the older trail system have been eliminated, please review the new map of the trail system before your next visit.

Boch Hollow Trail Map

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