5 Hocking Hills Waterfalls to See in Ohio

Ohio’s Hocking Hills offers some of the most diverse and stunning landscapes in the Midwest. Jagged sandstone cliffs and water-carved gorges connected by cascading waterfalls. Hike through natural geological wonders such as a microclimate of Jurasic-looking hemlocks, to be rewarded with spectacular views of Hocking Hills waterfalls. Of course, some of the region’s named waterfalls are seasonal – subject to time of year, rainfall and snow melt. Stay with us at Chalets in Hocking Hills and access these waterfall hikes near your Hocking Hills cabin.

  1. Cedar Falls

Cedar Falls is the largest waterfall in terms of volume in the Hocking Hills. This waterfall cascades 50 feet over sandstone cliffs and is framed by beautiful hemlock trees. At the top of the falls, you will see the remains of the 19th-century gristmill used by early settlers. There is a half-mile loop trail that will take you to Cedar Falls. Once you have arrived, descend the steps for a closer look at this Hocking Hills waterfall. 

  1. Old Man’s Cave

Old Man’s Cave is a popular hiking area that offers views of two fantastic waterfalls. The Upper Falls at Old Man’s Cave cascade just over 20 feet under a scenic stone bridge. Continue down the trail to access the Lower Falls that drop 25 feet into the water below. Once you reach the Lower Falls, you can also cross the creek to see the hidden gem of Broken Rock Falls. This waterfall is recessed between cracks in the cliff and is only partially visible but still worth the extra hike. 

  1. Ash Cave

Ash Cave is the largest recess cave in Ohio and a popular hiking area in the park. Take the asphalt trail through deep gorges, hemlock trees, and sandstone cliffs. The falls plummet from the rim of Ash Cave to a pool of water below. These falls can typically only be seen during the spring.

  1. Big Spring Hollow Falls

Big Spring Hollow Falls offers one of the highest waterfalls in the Hocking Hills region, found in the rock climbing area of the park. The best way to access the falls is by taking the trailhead off Big Pine Road. You will then be rewarded with the 100-foot cascade of Big Spring Hollow Falls.

  1. Conkle’s Hollow

Conkle’s Hollow is the deepest gorge in Ohio, surrounded by 200-foot sandstone cliffs. The Conkles Hollow Falls is found by hiking the paved Gorge Trail until you reach the rugged path to the 25-foot waterfall. 

Hocking Hills Cabins at Old Man’s Cave

Witness the natural beauty of five Hocking Hills waterfalls while exploring Ohio’s best outdoor recreation destination. Stay at our Chalets at Old Man’s Cave or Chalets at Conkles Hollow for the closest lodging to the falls. When you stay at Old Man’s Cave, you will also have easy access to our unique sauna pods. Unwind after a busy day of chasing waterfalls in the pods while taking in the scenery of Hocking Hills from the domed windows. Your perfect getaway in Ohio awaits with Chalets in Hocking Hills!