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Cedar Falls

Cedar Falls - Hocking Hills State Park - 21724 Ohio 374 Scenic, Logan, OH 43138 | GPS Tracking: (39.418265, -82.526295)Hocking Hills Hiking Trails - A Guide to the Hiking Trails of the Hocking Hills-The Book

Cedar Falls is one of the 7 major hiking trails of Hocking Hills State Park in southern Ohio.

The path is approximately a 1/2 mile long and relatively strenuous with steps. It is a one-way trail system with a waterfall, bridges, and unique rock formations.

Halfway, hikers can take in the beauty of a seasonal waterfall reached by hiking a rugged trail down steps and along a dirt path.

After getting to the cave/waterfall area, hikers continue along the one-way trail system through beautiful rock formations, a boardwalk, and up series of steps. The trail is clearly marked with signs. This hike may be considered strenuous for those who are not physically fit, do not hike regularly, or have health issues such as knee surgeries or heart problems. It involves a moderate incline, steps, and steeper terrain.

It takes approximately 40 minutes to hike the trail. Well-behaved, non-aggressive pets are permitted on leash.

There is NO wading or swimming allowed in the waterfalls or creeks.

Cedar Falls - Hocking Hills State Park in Southern Ohio.

Cedar Falls has a seasonal waterfall, most likely to run in spring, winter, and autumn. There are steps and bridges.

Cedar Falls - The Steps - Hocking Hills State Park in Southern Ohio.

The one-way loop trail is about a 1/2 mile long and takes about 40 minutes to hike. It is open year-round.

Cedar Falls - Hocking Hills State Park in Southern Ohio Bridge.

The trail has steps. There are flushable toilets at the restroom at the parking lot.

Cedar Falls - Hocking Hills State Park in Southern Ohio.


One Way Loop Trail at Cedar Falls.


Final Section of Loop Trail, one-way trail system at Cedar Falls.


Hocking Hills Park Trail Areas

Hocking Hills Trail System Map.

7 different hiking areas of Hocking Hills State Park- Ash Cave, Old Man's Cave, Rock House, Conkle's Hollow, Cedar Falls, Cantwell Cliffs, and Whispering Cave.

Cedar Falls Trail Map

Start at Parking Area. End at Parking Area.

Yellow: Bottom Cedar Falls Trail (Yellow Blazes on Trees)

Red: Top of Gorge Rim Trail (Red Blazes on Trees)

Blue: Grandma Gatewood Trail (Blue Blazes on Trees)

Cedar Falls Trail Map


Hocking Hills State Park Trails - Cedar Falls

Cedar Falls - Hocking Hills State Park

21401-21421 OH-374Logan, OH 43138

Regional Road Map with Trail Areas (Click map to enlarge)


Cedar Falls- Hocking Hills State Park

There was once a grist mill running along the creek that makes the waterfall. When crossing the A-Frame Bridge above, look for signs of the old mill.


Enjoying Cedar Falls near Old Man's Cave.

Part of the 7 trail systems within Ohio's Hocking Hills State Park


Home to the Beans and Cornbread Halfway Point at Hocking Hills Winter Hike.

Waterfall during rains.


There are seven major hiking areas in Hocking Hills State Park - All are one-way trail systems.  

Ash CaveOld Man's CaveRock House, Conkle's HollowCedar FallsCantwell Cliffs, and Whispering Cave Trail. These park areas offer a unique experience for those who walk its paths no matter what season (the park is open year-round from dawn to dusk)—located on the southern edge of Hocking County. But those are just a handful. There are many hiking trails in the Hocking Hills include those at Wayne National Forest, Clear Creek Metro Parks, Lake Hope State Park, Vinton County Park District's Moonville Tunnel, and Hocking College's Robbins Crossing (with park programs) and the Athens Hock-Hocking Adena Rail Trail bikeway.