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3 days ago

Beautiful hike! Well marked. Enjoy if you go!

15 days ago


two great falls... one clearly marked, the other is a more rustic trail. you can simply walk the stream to get to the other. wear waterproof boots!

We always skipped Cantwell Cliffs because I thought it was a climbing area. We went today for the first time and loved it! We did both trails and will definitely recommend them to fellow hikers. A good place to bring trekking poles and waterproof shoes. Lots of weathered/steep stairs to navigate and several stream crossings.

Great winter hike, a little slippery but still great! Hiked all the way to the Buttermilk Falls.

Great Family hike. Dog friendly. Endless photo opportunities!

Great trail, I little wet this time of year. There are also a few downed trees between Cedar Falls and Ash Cave.

30 days ago

Great set of trails! Stunning views of sandstone cliffs, multiple waterfalls, a gorge view and gorge trails, a tunnel into the sandstone, and of course, the cave. Be aware construction is going on at the Visitor Center (Dec '18) and a couple exit trails are closed as a result, plus construction noise sucks.

we've been going here for years! never knew it was considered hard

1 month ago

Great place!

Pretty easy trail. Cool scenery. The waterfall is better than a lot of others I’ve seen in this area. Pretty muddy in November but still cool.

Fun for the kids. They really liked the trail and climbing around the water. Not too difficult for our 2 and 5 year old but fun for us all.

This was a great trail ... 5 hours and done

Great trail. Short and an easy loop, but the inclines are nice and the few rock ledges are great for taking a rest and looking over the gorge. I take pups there AFTER we’ve gone for relatively long hike to cool off.

Clean, beautiful trail. Perfect in the fall.

I wouldn’t say this was the easiest trail as we took our toddlers and there were a lot of steep stairs but we managed. It is fairly busy but the views are amazing.

Recommend going after some rain! Falls were impressive after 3 days of rain. Large parking area and bathrooms at trail head.

Well marked trail to two great waterfalls. We went after a heavy rain and they were flowing! Expect to get your shoes a bit wet if its been raining crossing the stream. Dog friendly and they loved it! Partially paved to Blue Hen falls which is only about .25 miles from parking.

Of all of Cuyahoga Valley, this is one of my favorites ... the blue hen falls is a 5 minute walk from the parking lot and is not difficult ; to get to buttermilk is a more strenuous hike as its more of a natural path.

Quick and easy hike with great scenery.

Beautiful hike to explore. Great to hike in the fall! Watch your footing though lots of roots.

Great hike! Easily one of our top favorites in CVNP. A must see!!

Steps and steps and more steps! Loved it

Nice day hike with views

3 months ago

Great trail. Only takes about 25 minutes. Trails are marked. ONE SQUARE = STRAIGHT. TWO SQUARES= what ever side the top square is, that’s the way the trail goes. (Left top square, go left, right top square go right) 3 SQUARES= either way

We hiked on Tues., Oct. 9th, 10:30a.m. Great trail, but not easy. Hiked Cedar Falls to Rose Lake, to Old Man’s Cave, then Whispering Falls and finished at the entrance to Cedar. 7 mile loop total, and the signs stating the distances between aren’t accurate. Took longer than expected, but there are a lot of roots to navigate your footing on so you don’t twist an ankle. Some muddy and washed out narrow trail spots, and some rock scrambling, but if you take your time and be careful, you’re good. We took our pup and she was able to handle it, but it may be too much for an older/arthritic dog. Beautiful and peaceful for almost the whole hike. Old Man’s Cave and Cedar Falls can be quite busy at times since they are short hikes in from the parking lots.

Great moderate hike. You have cell service, but won’t see a soul. Up the ridge and back through the creeks, it’s got something for everyone and there are lots of add on trails.

As other have mentioned, the distance is more like 12 than 10. The south loop from Old Man’s Cave to Cedar Falls was the most scenic and only one small section would I classify as “hard” — otherwise the trail is easy to moderate throughout. Most of the trail is a wide gravel trail with easy ups and downs.

3 months ago

Nice trail with great views! Marked wonderfully.

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