Ohio Waterfalls: Cedar Falls

There is something about the power and majesty of waterfalls that both fascinates and awes the observe. The sheer power of the water, the inevitability of the descent and the knowledge that the water eats rock, steel and whatever is in its way to get to its destination. Cedar Falls in Ohio is just one example of the hundreds of great waterfalls in our country.

Cedar Falls is one of dozens of seasonal waterfalls in and around Hocking hills. Set inside Hocking Hills State Park, it is one of many falls in the area, but by far the largest and most impressive.

Hocking Hills is an area resplendent with natural geological wonders that include Old Man’s Cave, Ash Cave, Cedar Falls, Conkle’s Hollow, and Rock House. Each has been carved out of the Blackhand sandstone by water erosion over millions of years, making these very impressive natural features. Sandstone is very susceptible to erosion, which is why this area, so rich in the rock is now so amazing.

Surrounded by hemlock trees, inside a State Park, the scene is set for an impressive natural wonder. The first settlers to the area mistook those hemlock trees for cedar, hence the name. Despite being corrected at a later date, the name had already taken and the rest as they say, is history.

Cedar Falls isn’t the tallest, or widest falls in Hocking Hills, but it is the most powerful. The falls are so famous, it has appeared in magazines and countless landscape pictures and calendars. When you see it for yourself, it’s easy to see why!

If you take the trail to the top of the falls, you will see the remains of a 19th century gristmill which was used by early settlers. There are a number of trails in the Cedar Falls area, including part of the Buckeye Trail, called Grandma Gatewood Trail which also comprises The North Country Scenic Trail and the American Discovery Trail. There are hundreds of miles of trails in Hocking Hills, which is a major draw for the area.

As Cedar Falls is inside Hocking Hills State Park, it’s free to enter and is open every day from dawn until dusk.

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Our wood cabins and A-frame houses represent excellent value for money and would make a perfect base from which to explore the area. Check out our cabins and contact us for bookings.