Ozone Falls State Natural Area

Time was moving quickly today, and the sun was getting noticeably lower on the horizon.  Next stop was Ozone Falls State Natural Area, a smaller park with a tall waterfall.

I visited the lower section via the Plunge Pool Trail.  Along the way, there is a cave eroded in the cliffs called Gambler’s Den with some cool features & coloration from the dripping water.

Less than a 1/4 mile down the trail you reach Ozone Falls which cascades 110 feet off the rock ledge.  Temps are definitely cooler at the bottom pools and would be an ideal picnic spot in summer.  I had this area all to myself and sat for quite some time enjoying the solitude. (Don’t forget to click photos for larger versions!)

One last shot for the road.

Hiking Data

Distance to the lower pool is super short but does require scrambling over rocks which could be difficult for children/elderly.  Definitely worth a visit!

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