The Hike In Ohio That Takes You To Not One, But TWO Insanely Beautiful Waterfalls

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Most people have no idea just how many beautiful waterfalls are hiding in Ohio. From little-known falls to popular state park falls, there’s likely a waterfall just minutes away from where you live.

One of our state’s most beautiful metro parks in northeast Ohio features a loop trail that takes you to not one, but two, incredible waterfalls. Within Cascade Park close to downtown Elyria, impressive waterfalls flow from both the East Branch and West Branch of the Black River. The trail connecting them makes for a picture perfect day hike.

Take a look:

The 1.2-mile loop trail is a must-do when you visit this gorgeous metro park.

Please Note: The central area of Cascade Park via Hillsdale Ct. and the sledding hill is closed for construction until 2018, according to the metro park’s website.

Cascade Park covers a total of 135 acres. It’s a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

You’ll find this beautiful park at 170 Cascade Drive Elyria, OH 44035.

The West Falls feature three flows beneath a picturesque bridge. While rainfall certainly impacts their flow, they’re pretty powerful year-round.

When you reach them, you’ll want to stay for awhile and take in their beauty.

At the entrance of Cascade Park, these impressive falls flow. You’ll find them off of N. West River Street.

You can also reach the West Falls falls via the trail from East Falls.

Along the trail, you’ll take in several scenic views of the Black River.

The river cuts through Berea Sandstone, creating beautiful gorges.

Near the ford at the northern end of the park, you’ll find a path that crosses the river.

Please note: All vehicle traffic has been eliminated from the North end, according to the park’s Facebook page.

There are even some pretty falls near the ford, but these are much smaller than the East and West Falls.

(They’re popular for visitors to photograph, though.)

You’ll find the East Falls off of Lake Avenue behind the police station.

You can view the East Falls from the observation deck above or hike down the trail to the gorge for a closer look.
Cascade Park is located at 170 Cascade Drive, Elyria, OH 44035. Have you ever been here before? If so, we want to know what your experience was like. Share your stories and photos with us!

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