Looking for a fun road trip idea? We’ve compiled a list of Ohio’s most beautiful waterfalls in the Southwest region of the state for a great road trip with your family!
Take a look at the 8 Ohio waterfalls we have found and be sure to plan your trip today:
10211 Careytown Rd., New Vienna, OH 45159
The 15-foot Fallsville Falls is located in the Fallsville Falls Wildlife Area. The falls is named for a town that no longer exists — the area is now mostly farmland. The waterfall is hidden away in a small wooded gorge.
21190 OH-374, Logan, OH, 43138
This remote gorge is piled high with hemlock and bound by steep rock walls and their accompanying grottos and waterfalls. It’s a spectacularly beautiful hidden gem. Cedar Falls itself is the greatest waterfall in terms of volume in the Hocking Hills region.
4326 Hayden Run Dr., Dublin, OH 43017
A boardwalk, steps and overlook were constructed in 2006 to make these falls accessible for all. There are a few picnic tables are on upper level and a small parking lot is also available. This park includes a unique gorge habitat that only occurs along the western shore of the Scioto River. This ecosystem is home to a beautiful 35-foot waterfall and also rare and endangered plants.
700 Shawan Falls Dr., Dublin, OH 43017
Indian Run Falls is a unique site in Dublin because of its pristine waterfalls and stream that were once home to Wyandot tribe members. The city has provided access to the Indian Run gorge and waterfalls area by adding nature trails, observation platforms, a bridge traversing the waterfalls and shelter houses west of the falls.
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9140 Covington- Gettysburg Rd., Covington, OH 45318
Greenville Falls boasts 92 acres and nearly 1 mile of trails. It’s a wonderful place to take a stroll, admire historical features and view wildlife. The 20-foot cascading waterfall is a beautiful sight in any season.
Miami County- Ludlow Falls, OH 45339
Ludlow Falls is located in the eponymous Ohio town. Accessing the falls is easy, but you could easily miss it if you’re just passing by. The waterfall is directly under the bridge that carries Route 48 over the creek, and cannot be seen at all from the road.
2535 Ross Rd., Tipp City OH 45371
Charleston Falls Preserve has over 216 acres of prairie and forests and nearly 4 miles of trails. It’s the perfect place to hike and view wildlife. The most unusual feature of this preserve is the unique waterfall.
2381 OH-343, Yellow Springs, OH 45387
The Clifton Gorge Nature Preserve is located in Southwestern Ohio near the town of Clifton. Here the Little Miami river races through a 40-foot deep rocky limestone gorge. The 269-acre preserve is adjacent to John Bryan State Park. There is a pair of trails that follow the rim of the gorge, and a trail through the gorge.