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Near Logan in Hocking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Cedar Falls

 

— Hocking Hills State Park & Forest —

 
Cedar Falls Tablet image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 25, 2019
1. Cedar Falls Tablet
Inscription.  In terms of sheer amount of water, Cedar Falls is the most abundant waterfall in the entire park. Queer Creek cascades down the face of the rock in a tremendous display of the power of water. In fact, it was the early visitors that gave the falls their unusual name. The first settlers arriving to the area mistook the stately eastern hemlock trees abounding here for cedar trees. The fact is that there are no cedar trees near the waterfall itself. However, even the earliest settlers to the area maintained a wellkept picnic area for visitors to use. In the early 1800’s a gristmill was built at the top of the falls to harness the power of the water while it flowed over the cliff face.

We love to see everyone having a great time but please use caution when hiking through these rugged areas. Remember there is no wading or swimming permitted in the streams and no climbing on the rocks or ledges. Stay on the trails at all times so that we may maintain these areas for generations to come.
 
Location. 39° 25.133′ N, 82° 31.491′ W. Marker is near Logan, Ohio, in
Cedar Falls and This Tablet image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 25, 2019
2. Cedar Falls and This Tablet
Hocking County. Marker can be reached from Ohio Route 374 1.9 miles from Ohio Route 664. The parking area for Cedar Falls is well signed. It is 2 miles north of Ohio Route 56. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Logan OH 43138, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cedar Falls Bent Bridge (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Man’s Cave (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Old Man’s Cave (approx. 1.4 miles away); Devil’s Bathtub (approx. 1.4 miles away); Sphinx Head (approx. 1.4 miles away); Whispering Cave (approx. 1˝ miles away); Ash Cave (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Cox Covered Bridge (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Logan.
 
More about this marker. From the lower parking lot, it is a half-mile walk down into the gorge (100 steps) and to this plaque.
 
Regarding Cedar Falls. There is no charge to enter, park or hike at this state park.
 
Also see . . .  Cedar Falls at Hockinghills.com. This page includes a hiking trail map. (Submitted on September 5, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Cedar Falls, Hocking Hills State Park. Near Logan, Ohio. image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 25, 2019
3. Cedar Falls, Hocking Hills State Park. Near Logan, Ohio.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 5, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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