Sightseeing in Ohio: 4 Great Hocking Hills Waterfalls

Sightseeing in OhioHocking Hills is a dream for outdoor enthusiasts during the summer and throughout the rest of the year. With acres and acres of forest trails, scenic rock gorges and waterfalls, there are so many places to go sightseeing in Ohio. A few of the best things to see while in the area are four of the greatest Hocking Hills’ waterfalls. During your stay at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls this summer, check out our favorite places to go sightseeing in Ohio.


Throughout the Hocking Hills State Park and Hocking Hills State Forest, visitors will find numerous waterfalls. Both of these beautiful areas are located near our Inn, making it easy for our guests to enjoy the breath taking sites. The sandstone bedrock in the park and forest are the remains of an ancient sea. Numerous streams have carved their way through the sandstone over the years, thus forming many amazing gorges. In the spring this area of Hocking Hills is home to many waterfalls.



The most reliable and biggest, in terms of water volume, of the waterfalls is Cedar Falls. Located in the stunning Hocking Hills State Park, this waterfall is a must when sightseeing in Ohio! 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 waterfall. After enjoying this wonder, make your way to the large rocky beach like area at the base of the Falls, where you can relax and enjoy the view.



Located along the Old Man’s Cave trail in Hocking Hills State Park, Upper Falls is at the east end of the 1/2 mile long Old Man’s Cave trail! This beautiful waterfall is about 15 feet high and is an awe-inspiring site!



At over 100 feet, Big Spring Hollow Falls is one of the highest, if not the highest, waterfall in the Hocking Hills area. Providing a wispy curtain of spray, this waterfall is at least 10 feet wide, which makes it all the wispier. Reaching this waterfall is a work out, so come prepared to trek a good distance.



As the name suggests, this waterfall flows under a natural bridge, giving it a unique look. Rockbridge Falls only has water flowing down occasionally; however, the combination of natural features makes it worth a visit. The falls and bridge are located in the Rockbridge State Nature Preserve, which is located at the end of Dalton Road. Make time for this beautiful waterfall!


When planning which places to go sightseeing 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. Our Inn B&B Guest Rooms, Cottages and Cabin Rentals have luxurious amenities that will keep you in comfort throughout your stay. In addition to being close to all four of the waterfalls listed above, the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls will also prepare you for the day ahead with a complementary, full breakfast. Let the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls take care of all your accommodation needs so your time sightseeing in Ohio this summer is unforgettable!


Photo courtesy Benny Mazur.