6 Stunning Waterfalls To Check Out Around Central Ohio

Ohio has some truly majestic waterfalls.

These beautiful displays of nature are found throughout the Buckeye State and the Central Ohio region is no exception. If you’re looking to go on a waterfall adventure, but you aren’t up for a day trip, don’t worry.

We have some gorgeous spots nearby where you enjoy a relaxing afternoon admiring a beautiful view. No matter which waterfall you plan to visit, it’s always good to remember that if you want to see these beauties at their peak, visit after a nice rain.

Hayden Run Falls


The hike down to Hayden Run Falls does include some stairs, so keep that in mind when visiting. You’ll walk down an elevated boardwalk where you’ll get a spectacular view of Hayden Falls. The waterfall is about 30 feet tall and it’s a popular attraction, so if you’re hoping to view the falls with less people around, consider visiting when the park opens in the morning.
Location: 4326 Hayden Run Rd. Dublin, Ohio 43017

Indian Run Falls

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You can go from fine dining in Downtown Dublin to Indian Run Falls in mere steps. The path to the waterfall takes you across the bridges above the stream, then you can follow the path all the way down to the bank of the small pool at the bottom of the falls.
Location: 700 Shawan Falls Dr. Dublin, Ohio 43017.

Wedgewood Hills Falls


This waterfall may not be as well-known as its companions nearby, but if you can catch it when it’s flowing, it’s just as much of a treat. Visitors are encouraged to check out Wedgewood Hills Falls in the cooler months. During the summer and autumn, the falls typically run dry, as it is fed by a sinkhole that fills with water during heavy rains.
Location: 4623 Sandwich Ct, Dublin, OH 43016

Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve Waterfalls


Throughout Blackhand Gorge Preserve, there are several smaller waterfalls you can check out while hiking. These falls are seasonal and the best time to visit is in the spring or after a heavy rain. There are waterfalls along both the Chestnut Trail and the Marie Hickey Trail. For more information, you can click here.
Location: 2200 Gratiot Rd SE, Heath, OH 43056

Rock Mill

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At Stebelton Park in Fairfield County, visitors can see a stunning waterfall, an old mill, and even a beautiful covered bridge. The Hocking River flows out of the gorge in the form of a stunning, 14-foot waterfall. It’s gorgeous in any season, including winter. You can read more about the history of the mill here.
Location: 1429 Rockmill Rd NW, Lancaster, OH 43130

Honey Run Waterfall

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Honey Run is the longest journey on this waterfall list at a little over an hour outside Columbus. The waterfall is a stunning 25-feet high and it’s open to the public 365 days a year. While walking to the falls, you can enjoy beautiful views of blackhand sandstone cliffs.
Location: 10855 Hazel Dell Rd, Howard, OH 43208

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