Cedar Falls is one of the six major areas of Hocking Hills State Park. Old Man's Cave, Ash Cave, Rock House, Conkle's Hollow, Cedar Falls and Cantwell Cliffs. Each of the park areas offer a unique experience for those who walk their paths. From hemlock-lined trails, to huge rock formation, waterfalls to rock bridges, guests to the park are sure to treasure their explorations for years to come. Rich in forested areas and natural wonders, there are over 25 miles of hiking trails in the Hocking Hills State Park system.
Cedar Falls has many dirt steps (not difficult) leading down to the waterfalls. You want to make sure and keep your child close across the bridges and there is no swimming in the waterfall.
At Cedar Falls, huge hemlocks, a waterfall that is picture-perfect and craggy, beautiful cliffs bring folks back from year to year.
From Logan - Take State Route 664 to State Route 374
GPS Tracking: 39.417215,-82.525359
Interesting things to look for:
One of the more popular trails is Cedar Falls. Visitors to the trail have said it is like stepping into an enchanted forest. Huge hemlocks, well-worn paths and rugged cliffs line much of the trail.
At one time, a grist mill was located at the top of the falls where a newly constructed bridge now stands. If you look closely at the stream from the bridge, you can see the remnants of the old mill.
Huge snapping turtles live deep in the pool beneath the waterfall. Watch just below the cliff edge, you may see them basking in the early morning sun.
Length: The trail is about a 1/2 mile and takes about 40 minutes to hike.
Remember: You know your child's abilities best. Use caution on any trail and keep them close by. Everyone must stay on the trails at Hocking Hills State Park.