Buttermilk Falls


May 2004

State: Ohio

Location: Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Height: 20

Crest: 15

Water Source: Spring Creek

Waypoint: 41.26278N 81.5675W

Summary: This is a scenic waterfall hidden away in a secluded little glen. If you are visiting the park and have the time stop by and visit. It is about a 20 minute walk to the falls and you will pass the small Blue Hen Falls on the way. Make sure you visit Brandywine Falls before spending time on this one.

Buttermilk Falls is in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. This is one of the newest national parks, located just south of Cleveland. The area is well inhabited, but the park still contains many interesting natural sites.

This is a small but scenic waterfall. It is downstream of Blue Hen Falls. There is a rough trail that crosses the stream three times. There are no bridges so you have to do some rock hopping. Spring Creek never seems to have much water, so you should have no problem. It had been raining heavily during the week prior to my visit and every other waterfall and river in the area was swollen, but Blue Hen and Buttermilk Falls still had only modest flows.

This waterfall is much more scenic than Blue Hen Falls and worth the walk in. There are no signs at the parking area that mention this waterfall, and the trail does not look entirely official, so it is easy to miss this waterfall.

The falls can be reached from Boston Mills Road. A map of the park is available at the parks website. You can also pick them up any place that has tourist brochures. Buttermilk Falls is not on the map, but Blue Hen falls is.

[Cleveland Area] Nearby Falls

You will pass Blue Hen Falls on your way to this waterfall. The much more impressive Brandywine Falls can also be found in the park.


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