Berea Falls, Ohio

Berea Falls is found in the city of Berea. When we visited Berea Falls, the sky was overcast and the air was humid. The waterfall is a pretty waterfall, but it’s one negative is that you are pretty far from the falls when you’re viewing them from the overlook. I think the falls would be more interesting if I could have gotten closer to them.

With that being said, there is likely a way to get closer. I’m just not sure how, and since they didn’t excite me that much, I didn’t try and figure out a path. The one interesting thing in the background is the bridges crossing the river. The bridges look rather old.

Directions:

  1. From I-71, take exit 235.
  2. Head west on Begley Road for 2.2 miles.
  3. Turn right onto Barrett Road.
  4. Go a little more than 0.5 miles to the entrance of the metropark, which will be on your right. Turn here and park.
  5. The overlook will be obvious from the parking lot.

Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Height: 15′
Length of Hike: negligible

Berea Falls in August 2009

Where in the World is Berea Falls?

Olmsted Falls, Ohio

In the city of Olmsted Falls, Ohio, you can find Olmsted Falls, a beautiful waterfall found on Plum Creek. Plum Creek flows through the city, and two different drops occur, one being Olmsted Falls and the other known as Plum Creek Falls. Both falls are not large, but they are very scenic and the hike around the falls is just as beautiful. Plum Creek meets with the Rocky River in this park.

Directions:

  1. From I-71 in Ohio, take exit 235 to Bagley Road.
  2. Head on Bagley Road for a short ways to the town of Olmsted Falls.
  3. In Olmsted Falls, turn right onto OH-252 (aka Columbia Road) heading north.
  4. In a short distance, OH-252 will veer to the left. Instead of veering left, head straight.
  5. 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)
Height: 17′
Length of Hike: 0.5 miles round-trip

Olmsted Falls in August 2009

Where in the World is Olmsted Falls?