5 of the Most Beautiful Hocking Hills Waterfalls

With scenic forest trails, vast gorges, and picturesque lakes, it’s no wonder Hocking Hills is an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls is surrounded on three sides by Hocking Hills State Park, meaning you’ll never be far from the best sightseeing in the area. If you are one of our explorative guests, you shouldn’t miss a Hocking Hills waterfalls excursion. There are many beautiful waterfalls to see in Hocking Hills State Park, but these are our personal favorites!

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5 Hocking Hills Waterfalls That You Must See

  1. Cedar Falls

Cedar Falls is the largest in terms of water volume. Spanning over 50 feet, Cedar Falls looks much bigger in person than in pictures. From the top, water slides down a massive chunk of sandstone, splits in the middle and then meets up again before plunging into a pool. This creates a rather unique looking cascade. After enjoying this wonder, make your way to the large rocky beach area at the base of the falls for some well-deserved relaxation.

  1. Big Spring Hollow Falls

At over 100 feet, Big Spring Hollow Falls is one of the highest, if not the highest, waterfall in the Hocking Hills area. It provides a wispy curtain of spray and is at least 10 feet wide. Reaching this waterfall is a workout, so come prepared to trek a good distance. Visitation of Big Spring Hollow Falls is available only to those with a permit only. Contact the state park in advance to apply for yours! 

  1. Rockbridge Falls

As the name suggests, this waterfall flows under a natural bridge, giving it a unique look. Rockbridge Falls only has water flowing occasionally. However, the combination of natural features makes it worth a visit. The falls and bridge are found in the Rockbridge State Nature Preserve, which is located at the end of Dalton Road. If you are arriving by canoe, you can easily pull your canoe to the shore and hike to the falls from the river. Be sure to make time for this beautiful waterfall!

  1. Cantwell Cliffs

Cantwell Cliffs in Hocking Hills is one of the most remote trails in the park. However, many visitors have stated that it is well worth the journey. Along the way, you will have the chance to see many Hocking Hills waterfalls and a number of other wonderful natural attractions.

  1. Ash Cave

Ash Cave, located in the Hocking Hills State Park, is named for large amounts of ashes that early settlers discovered in the cave. The settlers believed that Native Americans used Ash Cave for their shelter and the ashes were from the campfires. In addition to the enormous 700 -foot long cave, the Hocking Hills State Park attraction also boasts a stunning waterfall at its center. In the winter, visitors travel to Ash Cave to see the breathtaking frozen waterfall. It is a perfect day trip for any time of year, and its location near the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls makes it even more so.

Return Home to the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

Hocking Hills Waterfalls When planning your sightseeing adventure in Ohio, don’t forget to book your stay at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. 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. Unlike other romantic resorts in Ohio, we place our guests right in the center of nature. 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! We can’t wait to see you in Hocking Hills soon.

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to download your free copy of our Hocking Hills Vacation Guide! It’s a great reference to all of the best things to do during your visit.