This year has already seen its share of falls at Hocking Hills. Today a person is dead after a fall that occurred at Cedar Falls. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, a person fell from the top of Cedar Falls around 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Hocking Hills region.
A Dayton-area man died last Saturday afternoon when he fell about 130 feet from the top of a cliff while rappelling in Hocking Hills State Forest. A report released Monday identified him as 52-year-old Peter Livingston of Centerville. Read more here.
Late last month, two separate falls at the state park left a young man dead and a young woman seriously injured. A 19-year-old Columbus man left a marked hiking trail to climb a rock face and fell about 60 feet from a cliff on April 27. In a different part of the park that day, a 23-year-old Chillicothe-area woman left a trail, slipped on the edge of a cliff and fell about 100 feet. Read more here.
Cedar Falls is among the most magnificent waterfalls in Ohio and certainly one of the most popular in the Hocking Hills. Link to the Cedar Falls trail map.
The Hocking Hills region is a less than two-hour drive from Columbus & Marietta. The region is comprised of about 15,000 acres, including about 1,500 acres of Hocking Hills State Park, about 10,000 acres of Hocking State Forest and about 1,000 acres of natural areas. There are 31 miles of trail within the six different areas in the state park. The six different areas include Ash Cave, Cedar Falls, Conkle’s Hollow, Rock House and Cantwell Cliffs, as well as Old Man’s Cave.
Related: Ohio Boy falls to his death at Hocking Hills. Teen Falls From Hocking Hills State Park Cliff, Dies, Check out another article from the Dispatch here.