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Berea Falls is a unique waterfall in an urban setting just south of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Berea Falls is located near the southern end of Rocky River Reservation near Baldwin Wallace University. The falls cascades over two drops ranging between 5-10 feet in height each in addition to some smaller cascades. While not as impressive as other waterfalls in the area, Berea Falls captures the Rocky River’s natural beauty in addition to the surrounding urban landscape. Three stone arch bridges, located a few hundred feet upstream of Berea Falls, offer a contrasting image against the natural landscape.

The Berea Falls is made up of exposed sandstone boulders on Rocky River’s east branch. With three arching stone railroad bridges located upstream, it has become a popular destination for landscape photographers. Unlike other nearby urban falls, Berea Falls is clean and mostly free of litter. The short hike from the parking lot down to the Rocky River involves maneuvering over down trees, exposed tree roots, and rock hopping. Visitors can skip the trail and enjoy a view of the falls from the overlook, however, the best view of Berea Falls with the bridges can be viewed near the bank of the Rocky River.

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