Southwest Ohio Waterfall Road Trip

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:

Fallsville Falls

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.

Cedar Falls

Cedar Falls

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. 

Hayden Falls

Hayden Falls

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.

Indian Run Falls

Indian Run Falls

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.

Greenville Falls

Greenville Falls

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. 

Ludlow Falls

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.

Charleston Falls

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.

Clifton Gorge Falls

Clifton Gorge

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.

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