Begin by parking at the Station Road Bridge Trailhead off Chippewa Creek Drive next to the Cuyahoga River. The trek to Greenwood falls is no easy hike. In fact, I'd consider it to be the most difficult waterfall hikes in all of Northeast Ohio. Start by walking across the footbridge to access the Towpath Trail and then turn right onto the trail (away from Route 82 Bridge). Continue hiking about a mile until you reach a electrical wire clearing. Exit the trail and locate the creek that runs through the clearing. From here, all you need to do is follow this creek upstream for about 1/3-1/2 of a mile. However, this is much easier said than done, as the creek's gorge becomes very narrow incredibly difficult to traverse. If you want to see more waterfalls, The Crazy Man Hollow waterfalls and Twin Sisters waterfall can also be accessed from the Station Road Bridge Trailhead. 

Getting to Greenwood Falls

Height: 17 feet

Crest: 15 feet

Difficulty to reach: Difficult

Water flow level: Moderate flow

Trailhead: Station Road Bridge Trailhead, Brecksville, Ohio

​Although it's by no means the tallest, Greenwood Falls is easily the most consistent waterfall you can access from the Station Road Bridge Trailhead. The waterfall is located on the Eastern edge of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park a elegant cascade that seems to be a perfect mixture between Buttermilk Falls and Bridal Veil Falls, two (somewhat) nearby waterfalls. The waterfall seems to butt up to a residential property, so if this waterfall is actually in the National Park is uncertain. If you see any "no trespassing" signs, listen to them! I don't advise breaking any trespassing or off-trail hiking laws.

Greenwood Falls

Photo by Mady Etzel