Southwest Ohio Waterfall Road Trip

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 waterfalls we have found and be sure to plan your trip today!!


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.


Ludlow Falls


Miami County- Ludlow Falls, OH 45339

Ludlow Falls is located in the town of the same name. In most towns named ‘Falls’ you usually find a dam where there once was a waterfall, but Ludlow Falls still flows free. Accessing the falls is easy, but you could easily miss it if you are 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.


Greenville Falls


9140 Covington- Gettysburg Rd., Covington, OH 45318

Greenville Falls has 92 acres and nearly 1 mile of trail. It’s a wonderful place to take a stroll, admire historical features and view wildlife. Situated along Greenville Creek, Greenville Falls State Scenic River Area is full of unique natural features. The 20 foot cascading waterfall is a beautiful sight in any season. Also along the river is a natural limestone arch formed by flowing water.


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.


Hayden Falls


4326 Hayden Run Dr., Dublin, OH 43017

A boardwalk, steps and an overlook were constructed in 2006 to aid in accessibility of the community viewers, but as to protect the natural ecosystem as well. 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.


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 is a wild and lonely but spectacularly beautiful place. Cedar Falls itself is the greatest waterfall in terms of volume in the Hocking region. Queer Creek tumbles over the face of the Blackhand sandstone displaying the awesome force of water power.

Fallsville Falls

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 farm land. The waterfall is hidden away in a small wooded gorge.

Clifton Gorge

Clifton Gorge


2381 OH-343, Yellow Springs, OH 45387

The Clifton Gorge Nature Preserve is located in south western 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.

Here is a detailed road trip map for you start your adventure today!