While the word “waterfall” might not come to mind when you think of Ohio, they’re here and they’re hiding and they’re waiting to be discovered. From full-fledged falls to serene steady flows, our state makes water beautiful. The following are what we consider to be the best waterfalls in Ohio that you should see in your lifetime.
16) Big (and Little) Lyons Falls
Mohican State Park is home to a pair of low flow falls, which can be found during a two-mile loop hike.
15) Greenville Falls
Located in Miami County, this low, wide waterfall flows all year in Greenville Creek.
14) Charleston Falls
Best seen after a good rain, this waterfall can be found in Charleston Falls Preserve in Miami County.
13) Upper and Lower Falls (Old Man's Cave)
Nestled in the Hocking Hills, these two falls are best seen in the springtime after heavy rainfall.
12) Indian Run Falls
This small urban waterfall is located in Dublin.
11) Buttermilk Falls
Cuyahoga Valley National Park, located just south of Cleveland, is home to this waterfall.
10) Clifton Gorge
Located in southwestern Ohio is the Clifton Gorge Nature Preserve, where the Little Miami River flows through a limestone gorge.
9) Cedar Falls
While it's not known for its wideness, Cedar Falls in Hocking Hills is one of the state's most popular falls and is ideal for families or anyone looking to cool off beneath this waterfall.
8) Ludlow Falls
Hidden under a highway bridge, this wide waterfall flows from Ludlow Creek in Miami County.
7) Fallsville Falls
Tucked away in the farmland of Clinton County, these falls flow from Clear Creek.
6) Lanternman's Falls
Located in Mills Creek Park in Youngstown, this waterfall sits next to the restored Lantern's Mill.
5) Chagrin Falls
Hidden in the village of Chagrin Falls in Cleveland, this waterfall flows from the Chagrin River.
4) Hayden Falls
Located in the heart of the state, Hayden Falls is hidden in a suburb of Columbus and is becoming increasingly popular among locals.
3) Paine Falls
Panesville, Ohio is home to this two-tiered waterfall, which is easy to visit.
2) West Falls
At the end of Cascade Park in Elyria, these impressive waterfalls flow from the West Fork Black River.
1) Brandywine Falls
The beauty of Brandywine Falls, located n Cuyahoga Valley National Park, is undeniable. These falls make up arguably the most impressive waterfall in the Lake Erie Watershed.