If you enjoy spending time in Ohio nature, it’s worth it to dedicate a weekend road trip to exploring some of the Buckeye State’s most impressive natural wonders. Conveniently, when searching “waterfalls near me,” some of Ohio’s best caves and waterfalls will often show up together. The following road trip leads to some of the tallest waterfalls and deepest caves in Ohio that will take your breath away!

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For more waterfall adventures in Ohio, check out our previous article: The Ultimate Bucket List For Anyone In Ohio Who Loves Waterfall Hikes.

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Where can I find caves in Ohio?

Believe it or not, fantastic otherworldly caves are dotted all over the state. In fact, there are over 400 of them! In addition to The Ohio Caves, one of the most popular caves to visit is Seneca Caverns. Because it is underground it is cool, literally, at about 54 degrees Fahrenheit year-round, and it is an Ohio Registered Natural Landmark. Perry’s Cave in Put-In-Bay, is also an Ohio Registered Natural Landmark. At 208 feet long by 165 feet wide, it is a stunner for those interested in these below the surface places.

I’m looking for hiking trails with waterfalls in Cincinnati.

You’re in luck because there are many. However, the rub is which one to visit first! Although you might not think to look here, there is a beautiful waterfall located inside of the Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park. Only minutes from downtown Cincinnati, it offers a wonderful respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Another is the Charleston Falls Preserve in Tipp City featuring a 1.8-mile loop trail that is just gorgeous.

Are there any hiking trails in Ohio that are family friendly?

Actually there are quite a few and many of them are less than a mile long so their little legs won’t get tired out too soon (same goes for the big kids legs!). You might check out The Cattail Trail in the Garfield Park Reservation, the Jane Coates Wildflower Trail in Put-In-Bay, the Orange Trail in Sugarcreek MetroPark, and the Hemlock Loop Trail in the Bedford Reservation, just to name a few. Each offers their own unique scenic beauty as well.

What activities can I find at Alum Creek State Park?

Located near the town of Delaware, Alum Creek State Park is great fun for the entire family. Activities here encompass swimming, hiking, boating, camping, and fishing, among others. It is also home to The Buckeye State’s largest inland beach, which makes it a popular park for both Ohio residents and visitors.

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