Early settlers in the Hocking Hills Region mistook the towering hemlock trees that surrounded one of their favorite waterfalls as cedar trees and hence forever more we will call these falls “Cedar Falls”. The falls plunge 50 feet into a pool below and at one time in the 1800’s a grist mill was located just above the falls. Picnic areas are located just a short walk from the falls.
Be sure to see this beautiful falls in the springtime after the last of winter snow has melted. That is when it is the most spectacular. During the month of August it is still a nice cool walk down through the ravine, but the flow of the falls slows down quite a bit. The steps going out of Cedar falls where renovated in 1997 by a Japanese artist.
Cedar Falls is located one mile west of State Route 664 South on State Route 374.
This article is from “The Best Kept Secrets of the Hocking Hills“
Copyright Terri Baker 2015