Greenville Falls


May 2008

Province: Ohio

Location: Miami County

Height: 20

Crest: 50

Water Source: Greenville Creek

Waypoint: 40.10722N 84.37472W

Summary: A low wide waterfall that would be easily overlooked elsewhere, but in the farmlands of Ohio it is noteworthy.

Greenville Falls is located on Greenville Creek in the Greenville Falls State Natural Area. The creek drops about 20' in two gradual drops. The creek is about 50' wide, making this one of the larger falls by volume in Ohio. Below the falls is a distinctive gorge, another rarity in this part of the country.

The falls is located a couple of miles south west of Covington Ohio, which is located 20 miles east of Greenville Ohio. From Covington head west on Route 36. This is the road that leads to Greenville. Less than a mile west of Covington, turn left (south) onto Rangeline Road. You will reach Greenville Creek in less than a mile. Turn right on to Covington Gettysburg Road. The parking area for the falls will be on the left.

A short set of trails leads to an overlook above the falls. There are also trails on the other side of the creek where you can look at the ruins of an old electric mill. There is also a small natural arch in the gorge.

This waterfall is likely to have water any time of the year, unlike many of the falls in this part of Ohio.

Nearby Falls

Charleston Falls is about 30 miles to the south east.

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The gorge.

Ruins.

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