Adventure Travel Photo of the Day - - Cedar Falls, Hocking Hills State Park - Photograph by Ralph J. Miller

Cedar Falls, Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio, United States

Photograph by Ralph J. Miller


Named Cedar Falls by early white settlers who mistook the surrounding hemlock trees for cedar, water from Queer Creek rushes over the Black Hand sandstone falls. 

Black Hand sandstone dates to the Mississippian subperiod, over 300 million years ago. Thick and resistant to erosion, the sandstone forms striking cliffs and gorges. Middle layers of the sandstone are less well cemented than top and bottom layers and weather more quickly, forming recessed caves which are easily visible at Cedar Falls.

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