Plum Creek Falls is a fun waterfall. Even though it’s not a large waterfall at all, it is an interactive waterfall. You can walk right up to the falls, jump around, and get some very interesting shots, all while being just feet from the larger Rocky River.
Plum Creek Falls is found in the town of Olmsted Falls along the same trail from which you can view Olmsted Falls. Plum Creek Falls is the smaller of the falls, but is just as interesting because of its multiple drops and intricate complexities. The walk to the falls is in a beautiful park with a lot of interesting remnants of old, along with wildlife like the blue heron that was standing right near the falls. Overall, the short hike to Plum Creek Falls was very enjoyable.
- From I-71 in Ohio, take exit 235 to Bagley Road.
- Head on Bagley Road for a short ways to the town of Olmsted Falls.
- In Olmsted Falls, turn right onto OH-252 (aka Columbia Road) heading north.
- In a short distance, OH-252 will veer to the left. Instead of veering left, head straight.
- Park at the library or in the parking area below the library. The trail to the falls will be pretty noticeable. You will first encounter Olmsted Falls, and further downstream will be Plum Creek Falls. (You may also be able to access the falls via the David Fortier River Park, but it’s unclear whether there’s an entrance on Water Street.)
Accessibility: 9/10 (easy)
Length of Hike: 0.5 miles round-trip
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