My mom and I visited Cedar Creek Falls near Ramona in the Winter a few years ago. Now, it seems like the popularity of the falls has really exploded, especially with the new trail from the Ramona Estates. However, with the increase in popularity, there have also been an increase in injuries and fatalities. This latest fatality prompted the Forest Service to close access to the falls pending an investigation.
While waterfalls are beautiful and worth the trouble to reach, you do have to respect Nature and be prepared. Cedar Falls has demonstrated what happens when you're unprepared or take unnecessary risks diving.