Located in the northernmost tip of the scenic Nelson Ledges State Park, Cascade Falls is a unique waterfall that slides roughly 40 feet down the side of a rock face. Behind the waterfall is the small Gold Hunters Cave, which goes back about 50 feet. Nelson Ledges also contains the smaller Upper and Lower Minnehaha Falls, which are located in a narrow and dramatic gorge.
After parking in Nelson Ledges State Park's only parking lot, head across the street to get to the trailhead. To get to Cascade Falls, take the trail that goes to the right. The trail will pass by huge rock ledges and reach Dwarf Man's Pass, where the rock overhang is so low that you have to get on your hands and knees to continue. Just after the pass you'll reach the Cascade Falls. If you are looking for more adventure, The adjacent Nelson Ledges Quarry Park is a great and legal place to go cliff jumping and get some killer soft pretzel stick as well. (Entrance fee is $7 a person)
Minnehaha Falls is located at the southern end of Nelson Ledges State Park and is only a 10-minute walk from this waterfall. The half-dam half-waterfall Garrettsville Falls is about a 10-15 minute drive from the park.
Height: 40 feet
Crest: 10 feet
Water flow level: Low-Medium
Difficulty to reach: Easy to Moderate
Address: Nelson Ledges State Park, Garrettsville, Ohio
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