The Old Man's Cave areas was well-known as scenic attractions by 1870. In 1924, the first land purchase by the state was made to preserve the scenic features. This first parcel of 146 acres included Old Man's Cave.
Numerous trails through the gorge, today, offer spectacle sites for even the most novice of hikers.
For more information about this park and other state parks in Ohio, visit www.ohiodnr.gov