Hike to Cedar Falls

Ohio Cedar Falls Trailhead

Added by The Outbound Collective

Hike through forest and rock formations to a 50ft waterfall.

Located on Queer Creek in Hocking Hills State Park, the popular 50 ft-Cedar Falls still tends to be less crowded than Old Man's Cave. There are scenic views to be had year-round off of the stream-lined path, starting from the lower parking lot off of SR 374.

For quicker access to the falls, start at the upper parking lot, nearby. A section of stairs, called the Democracy Steps, lead down to the falls. The steps were designed by artist and architect Akio Hizume, based on the Fibonacci Sequence.

Trail maps are availablehere.

Photo Credit: Matt Chan

Pack List

  • Hiking boots
  • Water
  • Sun protection
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More




Skill Level:



Year Round

Trail Type:



1 Miles



Easy Parking
Picnic Area

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

7 months ago

Beautiful Waterfall

Cedar Falls is a must stop when visiting Hocking Hills. With only a short hike down you can lounge and swim either by the falls, or a little down the creek.

7 months ago

Added by The Outbound Collective

Your Home For Adventure.

More Adventures Nearby

Hike to Cedar Cliff Falls

Ohio / Indian Mound Reserve Parking Lot

Starting from the Indian Mound Reserve parking lot, follow the private drive back until the signs indicate to follow the trail through the woods to the right, about 1/4 mile.

Daniel Barr
8 Saves

Hike Clifton Gorge

Ohio / Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve Parking Lot

The entirety of this hike is within the Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, a protected park with strict restrictions on off-trail travel with pets prohibited.

Daniel Barr
7 Saves

Hike the North Rim of the Little Miami River

Ohio / John Bryan Lower Parking Lot

Starting at the lower parking lot, follow the signs that direct you to the trails near the shelterhouse. Within 0.

Daniel Barr
6 Saves