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Beach City Wildlife Area: Dundee Falls

A few weeks ago on a warm winter weekend, we visited Dundee Falls. The waterfall is located in the Beach City Wildlife Area near the town of Dundee, OH. We parked in a dirt and gravel parking area off of Dundee Wilmot Road. An unmarked path at one end of the parking lot led to a stream valley. We turned right and continued down the path a short ways till we heard the sound of falling water.

The path leads to the top of the falls. On the right side of the falls (same side as the parking area) a somewhat muddy and precarious path leads downhill providing a nice view of the falls. The falls is roughly 12-15 ft in height. We thought the falls were best viewed from the same side of the creek as the parking lot.

Dundee Falls





Entrance to Parking Area

From the parking lot there were two trailheads visible. You want the one on the right. In the photo below that trailhead is between Bob and the cars to the far right.

Parking lot and trail heads
Trail to creek

Deb is at a spot in the creek where you could cross to view the falls from the other side, but in our opinion it wasn’t worth the trouble. The view that could be seen without crossing the creek was better.

Deb on trail along creek

You can make out the falls below to the right hand side of the photo. However you can see there was quite a lot of brush, so once leaves have re-emerged, you probably couldn’t see much. I’ll note in passing that it is probably a bad idea to try to approach the cliff edge for a better view from this side because the ground sloped downward toward the ravine, and there was a lot of leaf litter which could slip under foot.

View from opposite bank after crossing stream
Close-up of Falls from the parking lot side

We photographed the falls and returned to the parking area. A GPS trace of our short hike to the falls is shown below.

GPS Trace of Path to Dundee Falls
Additional information




Location
  • Address: 8525 Dundee Wilmot Rd NW, Dundee, Ohio 44624
  • GPS Coordinates: 40.610349, -81.624872
  • Google Maps: View on map or get directions

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2 thoughts on “Beach City Wildlife Area: Dundee Falls

  1. Hi Deb,

    As Julie Billings notes, there is another “Dundee Falls”, larger and more impressive than the one profiled in your article. The GPS for this falls is
    40.617579, -81.6211179. From the Beach city Wildlife Area parking area in your article, drive 0.2 miles north on CH 96 to Camp Road (CH 446) then 0.5 mile north on Camp Rd to another, unmarked parking area on the right. Walk down the short trail into the woods,and in about 100 feet or so you will see the falls on your left. Like the other Dundee Falls, this larger falls is best viewed after a period of rain. When I last visited, several years ago, the rocks behind this waterfall were, sadly, covered with painted graffiti.

  2. Hello,

    I wanted to let you know that there are actually two waterfalls there. My uncle used to go over there every day to walk his dog and pick up trash that litterbugs left.

    I will send you a Flickr e-mail with details!

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