We had a great workshop this spring. Everyone hiked, took notes, learned a lot, tasted several natural edibles in the woods, tried teas brewed from raspberry bush, sassafras and nettle, as well as Spice Bush chai tea. We also got to enjoy nettle and leek pesto and lemon nettle cupcakes. Everyone went home with a workbook, loads of information and a resource list so they can keep learning. We’re looking at dates for a second workshop as well as considering a follow-up workshop to this one. Stayed tuned for future classes and sign up early for the next one!
Explore part of High Rock few get to see, the workshop will include many of our amazing Rock Features plus on trail and off trail work with plants and trees on our property. We will also cover several common yard “weeds”.
Bring a sack lunch, notebook, something to write with, a small pack to put it in, and water for this on site field education workshop at Hocking Hills Ecotours. Dress in comfortable clothes for the weather and wear hiking shoes, boots, or some type of athletic shoes with tred, we will be on hills most of the day. We will explore the High Rock property seeing, smelling, and tasting several edible plants and trees. We will also discuss plants and trees that are used for herbal medicine and how to make some of them.
Additionally, many of the plants and trees have other uses for natural dyes, household items, etc. This is one of the rare educational tours that we will be going off-trail to see some of plants that our tour guests do not usually get to see. In this class we will also be making a healthy and immune boosting woodland tea and discussing which Ohio woodland plants and trees can be used to make natural teas.
The cost of the tour includes your guide and instructor, Steve Roley, M.Ed with 20 plus year Natural Resources Ecotourism Teacher and International Ecotourism Consultant. Also included will be handouts with notes on most of the plants and trees we will see and learn about, along with a lite snack. (bring a lunch as we will be out in the forest for 5+ hours.) This tour will include visits to several of our awesome Rock Features at High Rock/Hocking Hills Ecotours along with a chance to experience a couple of our Rock Challenges for those who wish to add some adventure to this workshop.
This has been our most requested workshop and the price is quite low for all that is included. It will likely sell out, so reserve your space early. If you have to reschedule and let us know at least 14 days prior for an exchange tour. If we have to go with the alternate date, you can move your workshop fee to any of daily offered tours and adventures if you cannot make the rain date.
Should the forecast call for extreme rain or thunderstorms, we will contact you at least 48 hours in advance, the alternate date will be the following Saturday, same time on May 13th. This workshop is designed for adults or young adults. Our normal tour age is 6, for this workshop we highly suggest that students be at least 12 years old or older due to the content and the length of the class/tour. Call or email us if you have any questions about this policy. Thank You!
This tour/class is limited to 15 students/guests. Cost for this workshop: $89.00 per student
Created due to popular demand, we combined 2 of our most popular adventures. Now you can climb AND rappel, and save! This is a day tour, lasting approx. 6.5 hours w/ lunch on your own, Min. 2 Guests.
- $160 per guest (based on availability)
- Child rate (6-15 yrs old): $140. Requires paid adult admission.
- 4 guest minimum, 7 guest maximum
- Discount will be given to groups of 6-7 adult climbers. (Cannot be combined with Child rate, lowest rate will be applied)
For groups larger than 7, please email or call us for scheduling.
This tour combines our Climbing and Rappelling Tours so you get the best of both worlds, challenge and thrills! Allow approximately 6 to 6.5 hours, we’ll climb for the first part of the tour, break for lunch (bring a lunch or we’ll recommend nearby eateries), and return for an afternoon of rappelling.
High Rock Adventures is home to beautiful natural sandstone cliffs with climbing and rappelling routes for all skill levels from 35 feet to just under 100 feet. Experience flat wall, cannon, and an overhang rappel. We are the first and only on-site guided climbing and rappelling tours on private land in the Hocking Hills Region, which means no waiting behind others using public climbing areas. On your way to the climbs and rappels you will hike through a fern-covered mature forest, your guide will share interesting tidbits about native plants, trees and the geology that make the Hocking Hills so awesome.
See the Rappelling section on our website for more details.