Great Falls of Tinkers Creek, Bedford Ohio
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team RAGAR
N 41° 23.032 W 081° 31.940
17T E 455490 N 4581508
Quick Description: The Great Falls of Tinkers Creek located in Viaduct Park of the City of Bedford, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 2/6/2008 6:24:14 AM
Waymark Code: WM343J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 96

Long Description:
The Great Falls of Tinkers Creek


Tinkers Creek is named after Joseph Tinker, the principal boatsman for Moses Cleveland’s Survey Crew, who died in a boating accident on the return to New England. Tinkers Creek is the largest tributary to the Cuyahoga River and flows through four of Ohio’s counties. The Headwaters of this system begin near State Route 43 in Sugar Bush Knolls.

Tinkers Creek, This Gorge and the Great Falls are the result of the Wisconsinian Glacier as it retreated thousands of years ago. The Rock walls before you were formed by a catastrophic global flood. The Combination of sand and pressure worked together to form this sandstone. Prior to this, erosion caused dips and valleys in the underlying shale. Looking at the Great Falls the harder sandstone can be seen on top of the softer shale.


Looking at the Great Falls the harder sandstone can be seen on top of the softer shale. The continuous flow of water is causing the softer shale to erode at a faster pace than the harder sandstone. This is causing the sandstone to collaps under it own weight and fall to the base of the falls. This process is causing the falls to recede upstream, this is similar to Niagara Falls.
Type: Block

Watercourse: Tinkers Creek

Waterfall Height: 15

Seasonality: Perennial

Viewpoint: Top

Path Up and Down: Full

Walk Behind: Not at all

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

Seasons of Best Flow: Not listed

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