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Charleston Falls Tipp City

2535 Ross Rd, Tipp City, Ohio 45371-9275 USA

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“A miniature Niagara Falls”

Charleston Falls Preserve is the most visited Park District property in Miami County with over 216 acres of prairie and forests.  This beautiful park is the perfect place to hike and view wildlife.  Uncommon plants such as wild columbine, walking fern, purple cliff break and rock honeysuckle grace the limestone faces of the surrounding gorge.   The most unusual feature of this preserve is the unique waterfall.  The Falls can rightly be called a “Miniature Niagara” because its rock strata is the same as Niagara Falls.  Originating from small underground springs several miles to the east, the stream creating the falls plummets 37 feet then continues its meandering journey to the Great Miami River.   Over three miles of trails pass through various habitats such as Redbud Valley and the Thorny Badlands, offering explosions of color and varieties of scenic wonder.   Help protect this unique natural site by using the trials provided and following the rules of the Preserve. 

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Reviewed by
Janet

  • 8 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
June 22, 2016
Rated 4.0

A good hiking slot for the entire family! The teens can head off for the more challenging trails, the young ones will enjoy the storybook trail (bring your smartphone with QR reader to hear the birdcalls), and grandma will enjoy the handicapped-
accessible falls and goldenrod hexagon trails. The falls are nice and the trails to them well-shaded.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
SandiMcKinstry

  • 18 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
May 19, 2018
Rated 5.0

One of our new favorite places to stop when going through Ohio. Beautiful trails, perfect for stretching legs or walking a dog during a long drive. Views of the falls from above or below is great.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
aadehjl

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
December 24, 2019
Rated 5.0

Definitely worth it! Only 0.3 miles from the trailhead/parking lot! Great photo opportunity! steps can be a little slippery though if you choose to go to the lower viewing point!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
jessneel2008

  • 4 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
September 02, 2018

This place was beautiful. I wanted to make sure I saw certain things and was on a time schedule, so if that is what you want to do, make sure to print out a map before you go. They do have trail signs and maps throughout the park, but there are parts that aren't labeled the greatest. This is a great place to go though and I highly recommend it. There is a parking lot and bathroom also.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
_vantastic_voyage_

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
May 28, 2017
Rated 5.0

This beautiful nature preserve has everything from forest to meadows to waterfalls. You can take a stroll through the whole place in a couple of hours. It's pet friendly and our English Bulldog had no trouble traversing the trails. There is a restroom and a few picnic tables so you can pack a lunch for a really lovely day outdoors.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
michellereneewhaley

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
September 16, 2021
Rated 4.0

My mom used to take me here when I was little and I always continued to visit when I can! Perfect place to get out and enjoy the nature!

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Reviewed by
tonilynettecristy

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
September 08, 2021
Rated 4.0

Pretty popular spot and very pretty well maintained trails.

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Reviewed by
kpeter8559

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 19, 2021
Rated 4.0

Small but beautiful

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Reviewed by
naamoona

  • 6 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
April 04, 2021
Rated 5.0

A very nice place for a little hike and nature time. Perfect for a pit stop on a long road trip (not too far from the highway). The park is clean and well taken care of. The falls are beautiful and everyone enjoyed the fresh air.

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LaurenRoman

  • 6 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 27, 2020

We enjoyed walking the trails which took us about 1.5 miles total. Since it’s in the middle of the summer, there was not a lot of water and no waterfall. Seeing the rock structure and cave was still very neat. Most of it was shaded well and the paths are wide and easy to walk.

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Charleston Falls Tipp City

2535 Ross Rd
Tipp City, Ohio
45371-9275 USA

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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