Near Logan in Hocking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Geology of the Hocking Hills Region
— Hocking Hills State Park & Forest —
This massive recess formed in the side of the Blackhand sandstone cliff wall is another example of the power of water in the Hocking Hills. Caves like this are not true caves. Instead, they are massive overhangs carved in the cliff walls through the power of water erosion digging out the bedrock. Like its nearby neighbors of Old Man’s Cave or the massive Ash Cave, Whispering Cave and its 105 foot waterfall are great examples of how water can carve out the softer layers of the sandstone. As an added bonus feature, under the right moonlight, the quartz crystals in the exposed bedrock make the cliff walls appear to have twinkling lights.
This cave’s depth and size also contributes to a cooling effect that has allowed several ice age era
Erected by Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 39° 25.421′ N, 82° 33.131′ W. Marker is near Logan, Ohio, in Hocking County. Marker can be reached from Lodge Road, one mile south of Ohio Route 665. Park at the lot for the former Hocking Hills State Park Lodge (it burned in 2016) and follow signs to the trail head. Then hike 1½ miles downhill to the cave. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20517 State Route 664, Logan OH 43138, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. Our Inspirations (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sphinx Head (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Man’s Cave (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Old Man’s Cave (approx. 0.8 miles away); Devil’s Bathtub (approx. one mile away); Cedar Falls Bent Bridge (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cedar Falls (approx. 1˝ miles away); Ash Cave (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Logan.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 117 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.