Hiking on Christmas morning? Would I be the only one who would be up for it? Turns out I wasn’t. 21 people showed up and we had a marvelous time, and where else would we hike on that day, other than at Christmas Rocks. Starting at 9 am sharp we went for a two-hour hike and all of us were back home at 12:30 pm to eat lunch and unwrap more presents.
Christmas Rock is a State Nature Preserve that is off the beaten path and until recently, required a permit to enter. Consequently, it is still not very well known. It has some really beautiful scenery typical of the Hocking Hills area but without the crowds.
The perfect place for a get together and just because it was Christmas, we decided to “allow” our partners to join our Ladies group and many showed up.
We met at a small gravel parking and from there, we walked up Oil Mill Hollow Road to get to the trailhead, hike the blue loop, then the orange loop with a stop at the Jacobs Ladder overlook, for a snack, hot cocoa, selfies, and laughter.
We all agreed while it was a different Christmas morning than usual, we all enjoyed it. Nature’s silent beauty gave us a good start into a really great Christmas Day.
Wait and see what we did for New Years!