10 Best waterfalls in Ohio – Rivers, lakes, and even some not-so-far beaches – Cincinnati is PACKED with beautiful waterways. When I’m in the mood to spend a day at the water, my go-to is usually a hike, venturing out on a kayak or canoe, or visiting a brewery with some water views. But lately I’ve been seeing some out-of-town friends posting pictures of waterfalls they’ve visited in their area, and it got me wondering if there are some hidden gems here in the Cincinnati area.
I was thrilled to see that there ARE in fact some waterfalls close by in Ohio. They might not be right here in Cincinnati, but these seven waterfalls are definitely worth the day trip!
Height: 15 feet
Water Flow: Moderate, thinner during Summer months
Park: Hocking Hills
Trail: Old Man’s Cave Trail
Old Man’s Cave is one of the most popular spots at Hocking Hills – and for good reason. The Upper Falls are the type of falls you’d see on a postcard: steady and scenic falls flowing right underneath an archway bridge.
If you’re waterfalling in Ohio, Cedar Falls needs to be at the top of your list. Clocking in at around 50 feet tall and with the most water out of all the Hocking Hills waterfalls, it’s no surprise this is an Ohio favorite and a major draw for outdoor adventurers.
This spot may be known for its cave (for obvious reasons), but the real cherry on top is the waterfall almost right in its center.
Ash Cave is a recessed cave with a 700 foot rim rising almost 90 feet high, making it the largest of its kind in this part of the country. Throwing a waterfall into the mix makes it truly one of a kind.
And even better? According to the trail and restrooms are wheelchair accessible.