Cantwell Cliffs located in the northern Hocking Hills region on S.R. 374. Its remote location offers those who travel the extra distance to be pleasantly surprised. Many visitors proclaim the Cantwell area as the most picturesque in Hocking County. Access to the Cliff area requires passing through an extremely narrow passage with steep steps.
When visiting Cantwell Cliffs you'll see a reddish-brown sandstone cliff shaped a lot like a big horseshoe with overhanging cliffs that reach 150' above the floor. A one-mile trail leads hikers to Lookout Point on the east rim, where they're rewarded with a striking view of the cliff and a rock shelter. Along the way, visitors to Cantwell Cliffs will come across inclines and steep descents, slump rocks (large boulders) on the valley floor, a recess cave and an especially narrow passage nicknamed "Fat Woman's Squeeze." Although it's relatively short, the Cantwell Cliffs hiking trail can be a challenging way to spend an hour and a half. In the spring wildflowers dot the area.