Although it can be a bit of a disappointment in low water, Silken Falls is one of the widest cascades (a waterfall that slides instead of dropping) I’ve seen in Ohio. The waterfall is located right next to State Road and a mini unmarked trail can take you to the cascade. Even though there aren’t any parks nearby, the area surrounding the waterfall is rural and heavily forested, with dense woods stretching in every direction for miles. Downstream from the waterfall the creek flows through a narrow hemlock ravine, cascading over several small waterfalls as it makes its way towards Conneaut Creek a quarter mile to the north.

Height: 20 feet
Crest: 30 feet
Difficulty to reach: Easy
Water flow level: Low to Moderate flow
Address: 5771 State Road, Kingsville, Ohio

Getting to Silken Falls:
Silken Falls is located just south of the intersection between State Road and Hatches Corner Road. Begin by reaching this intersection then continue driving south on State Road, crossing over the creek. Right after the creek locate a small dirt pull off on the right side of the road. Park here and take the unmarked trail out of the parking lot. Follow the trail for 50 yards and you’ll reach the waterfall.


Nearby Waterfalls:

The more dependable Kingsville Falls is located 4 miles west of here in Kingsville. The slender 30-foot Cederquist Falls is located an additional 8 miles away in Ashtabula.

Silken Falls