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Hayden Falls Park
Coordinates: 40.06752, -83.109084
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About Hayden Falls Park
Located on the west side of the Scioto River along Hayden Run Road, just west of the bridge over Griggs Reservoir. A boardwalk, steps, and overlooks were constructed in 2006 to aid in accessibility as well as protect the ecosystem. There are a few picnic tables are on upper level and a small parking lot is also available.

This park includes a unique gorge habitat that only occurs along the western shore of the Scioto River. This ecosystem is home to a beautiful 35-foot waterfall and also rare and endangered plants.
From Hayden Falls Park

Hayden Falls is a historically and geologically significant site for Central Ohio. The limestone gorge includes a 35-foot waterfall and unique cliff-loving plants. The state-endangered spreading rock cress, one of Ohio’s rarest plants, grows here. Two statewide rare species, purple cliffbrake and maidenhair fern, can also be found at Hayden Falls.
From Columbus Nature Preserves webpage

About Hayden Falls
The falls are located in Griggs Reservoir Park on the west side of the Scioto River. There is a small parking area on the south side of Hayden Run Road. There is a large sign, and the stairs into the gorge are clearly visible. To reach the falls from I-270 take Exit 15 and head east on Tuttle Crossing Boulevard. Take a right onto Franz Road, and then a left onto Hayden Run Road. The parking area will be on your right.

The amount of water here varies a lot throughout the year. When the water is high the gorge trail is impassable.
From Hayden Falls webpage

No restroom facilities.