Hike to Blue Hen Falls

Ohio Blue Hen Falls Trailhead

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Are you looking for one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Northeast Ohio? Look no further, Blue Hen Falls is known to be one of the prettiest waterfalls in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Within Cuyahoga Valley National Park lies an amazing little waterfall known as Blue Hen Falls. There are few parking spots at the given address but there is an overflow lot right across the street. After parking you will descend down a semi steep hill and arrive at a bridge. Once you cross the bridge you will see to your left a trial that leads to the Buckeye Trail and to your right the falls. Turn right and you will arrive at a wooden fence that lines the edge of the small gorge that the waterfall flows into. From the fence you can see the spectacular views of the falls. At this location there are a couple of chairs to relax among the peaceful sounds of the Blue Hen Falls and wildlife nearby. (The more adventurous can easily walk to the around the "L" shaped fence and get closer to the falls for great picture opportunities... WARNING the rocks nearing the falls are slippery!)

Pack List

This hike is not strenuous and is just around a mile overall (unless you proceed onto the Buckeye State Trail which is longer). For a hike to Blue Hen Falls I personally recommend packing light.

  • Water bottles (no trash cans on site so PLEASE DO NOT LITTER)
  • Proper attire for the weather conditions
  • Cameras to capture the falls
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How to Get There

12 months ago

Short & Easy

Nice little hike to the waterfall. In and out in under an hour.

12 months ago

over 1 year ago

Short fun hike

This is a pretty short, really fun hike. Try it out if you have time!

over 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

Great, short hike. I had the most fun watching my dog play under the waterfalls. Hike down the river and you will not be disappointed.

over 1 year ago

over 1 year ago


Bathed in the waterfalls and cloned to the top for a breathtaking view, had so much fun, I'm definitely going again!!

over 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

Go After A Heavy Rain

This is a short hike (if you're just going for the falls). You can hike down the steep hill to get down to the falls or you can stay up top and observe. This is best after heavy rains.

over 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

Beautiful easy hike!

This hike is awesome! Super easy to do and an awesome place to sit and enjoy a packed lunch!

over 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

Great, But Go The Distance

Blue hen is nice, but follow the creeks path all the way to buttermilk falls and you will not be disappointed

over 1 year ago

Added by Cameron Kennedy

Explorer. Backpacker. Photographer.


Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Skill Level:



Year Round

Trail Type:



1 Miles

Elev. Gain:

0 Feet



Dog Friendly

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