At first the path to rock house was a gentle walk through the
cedar hemlock trees. (According to the signage at Cedar Falls, there are no cedar trees at Hocking Hills State Park.) Then we encountered the steps and more steps and hilly terrain. It was one of those deals where you get halfway down and wonder if you will be able to make it back out. But it was worth the trip.
Although Arthur was a competent and enthusiastic hiker, the jury is still out on whether he is going to be a frequent traveling companion. Perhaps a trip once a year or so is all he requires.