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Sheick Hollow State Nature Preserve

Preserving 151 acres in Hocking County


Sheick Hollow is a narrow canyon composed of Black Hand sandstone cliffs that create a boreal forest-like atmosphere supporting Canada yew, hemlock and birch on the cliff faces and steep slopes. Numerous waterfalls are common in the spring as water cascades from the various small tributaries of the main stream. This cool moist environment creates a home for several rare nesting birds such as hermit thrush, magnolia, Canada and black-throated green warblers and solitary vireos. Various species of ferns can be commonly seen along the lower slopes, floodplain and on the numerous slump blocks throughout the valley.


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Access is by permit only from the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves.

Preserve Access Permit

Special Features

  • Boreal forest-like atmosphere
  • Rare nesting birds

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