We went on a hike today – one which we have not done for a long time – to see two waterfalls in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It is a very short hike to the first waterfalls, Blue Hen Falls and another mile to the second, Buttermilk Falls.
Blue Hen Falls is about 15 feet high; here is a view from the top.
The trail was not quite what I remembered. We had to cross the stream 3 times, I thought that only used to be once. At one point, there was a lot of erosion, leaving the trail right at the edge of a drop off. We decided to take an alternate path around that!
I took lots of pictures of mushrooms; I was bending over when Paul noticed some friends right next to us. This nest was right at my eye level; we were wondering how we did not bump into it! I don’t know if they were wasps or hornets… We quickly left the area.
Here is Buttermilk Falls. It is very secluded and is about 20 feet high. At my last visit, there was a small pool at the base of the falls, but erosion has filled that. It was very much worth the walk. Well, except maybe for the off trail jaunt that we had to do.
Spike loved the experience. She jumped into the water with exuberance!