Hocking Hills State Park is sort of like Ohio's Yellowstone. When people say they don't know of any scenic places in Ohio, my first response is to point them to somewhere in the Hocking Hills region. Now, because you are an avid follower of Be Ohio Proud, you know that there are many beautiful places in Ohio. No matter how many places I discover, Cedar Falls and the rest of the park will always be the places that made me realize that Ohio really is a pretty place.
The exposed sandstone makes for a pretty amazing short hike down to the falls. Cedar Falls and the rest of the park lies within the Allegheny Plateau, the only region of Ohio that was not once covered in glaciers. This is what you point to next time somebody says "Ohio is sooo flat." These hills were not eroded away over the multiple glaciations that ended about 15,000 years ago, leaving rolling hills and steep cliffs where the bedrock is exposed.
Cedar Falls was originally named by settlers in the early 19th century who mistook the dense hemlock forests for cedar. The mistake was realized but the name had already taken root. The settlers and native people used a trading post built downstream from the falls, and they also mined for several minerals in surrounding areas. Despite the long history of human activity, it's easy to imagine what the area looked like before human development.
On average, Cedar Falls is the largest waterfall in Hocking Hills by volume. I got lucky last weekend and showed up a couple of days after heavy rain. I was very pleasantly surprised to find the falls roaring. They are not the tallest falls in the area, but can definitely be the most impressive. If you haven't been, Cedar Falls should be one of your first stops next time you're in southeastern Ohio. There are many, many extensive hiking trails, bridle trails, and campgrounds in the area. Make a weekend out of it!