Your Ultimate Guide to Corkscrew Falls in the Hocking Hills

Just beyond the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, you’ll find plenty of incredible natural features to explore in Hocking Hills State Park. From deep caves to towering cliffs, you’ll have the chance to see it all! However, many visitors are drawn to the many stunning waterfalls in the area. During your stay with us, we highly recommend a visit to the park’s newest waterfall, Corkscrew Falls in the Hocking Hills. This once local secret is now available for public viewing and definitely worth a spot on your vacation itinerary!

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About Corkscrew Falls in the Hocking Hills

While Corkscrew Falls is not among the most visited attractions, people who have seen the falls have admitted it is one of the most beautiful areas in the entire park! Just a few years ago, the 10-foot waterfall rested on private property and was unavailable to the public. Today, visitors with a permit are able to view the falls and all of its natural splendor. Corkscrew Falls is a part of the 607-acre Boch Hollow Nature Preserve, so you know you’ll see plenty of beautiful sights and wildlife along the way.

Corkscrew Falls, Ohio Permit

Due to the area’s fragile ecosystem, The Ohio Department of Natural Resources requires a permit for all Corkscrew Falls visitors. Luckily, these permits are very easy to acquire. Simply visit the Ohio Department of Natural Resource’s website for permit guidelines and applications. Please note that these permits can take up to 30 days to process, so plan accordingly and apply in advance!

How to Find Corkscrew Falls in the Hocking Hills

You’ll find the trailhead for Corkscrew Falls at the corner of Zwinkle Road and OH-664. If you’re in need of parking, you’ll find a small paved shoulder nearby. The beginning of the half mile trail is marked by a sign that reads “This is Ohio Dept of Natural Preserves property. You must have a permit to be on this land.” From here, follow the trail down the creek. A large rock wall will keep you on the trail, so you won’t have to worry about getting lost. Once you reach the falls, you may enter the knee-deep water to capture the perfect photo.

Rest Your Feet at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

After spending a full day in Hocking Hills State Park, return to the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls for some well-deserved relaxation.  Our charming bed and breakfast is surrounded by picturesque scenery, so you won’t have to go far at all to enjoy the area. The inn’s bed & breakfast rooms, cottages, cabin rentals, and brand new yurts have luxurious amenities that will keep you in comfort throughout your stay. Our beautiful Select Registry property is green-certified and works to preserve the beauty of Hocking Hills instead of competing with it. That way, you and your significant other can enjoy peace, solitude, and luxury modern amenities together. Book your next getaway with us today! Also, don’t forget to request your free copy of our Hocking Hills Vacation Guide to help you plan the ultimate getaway.