Take A Kentucky Adventure To Our State's Stunning Double Waterfall
Perhaps you’ve heard or read the beautiful quote by John Muir: “Into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” If you’ve done any outdoor exploring in Kentucky, chances are you can relate to these words and if not, then this trail will surely change that. A rare double waterfall hike in Kentucky to Pine Island Double Falls is a true venture into the natural beauty of our state. Located near London, it’s a bit off the grid, but this magical place is worth seeking out for those who enjoy chasing waterfalls and experiencing the raw beauty of a lesser-known hiking trail in Kentucky. Pine Island Double Falls Trailhead is the start of a grand adventure.
If you can’t find your way to Pine Island Double Falls yourself, check out this drone footage posted on YouTube by Ben Childers!
Time this double waterfall hike in Kentucky right and you’ll be treated to two rushing falls, deep in the woods of the Bluegrass. Go ahead and get a little lost, both in mind and body, and enjoy the serenity of this magical spot in Kentucky. Have you tracked down Pine Island Double Falls, also known as Double Pine Falls? Where do you go in Kentucky when you want to get lost in nature? Let us know in the comments!
For more information on this trail, including a map and several photos of the area, visit the Pine Island Double Falls Trailhead page on AllTrails. If you want to take full advantage of the AllTrails experience for your next hike, you might want to subscribe to AllTrails +.
Special thanks to photographer @513buckeye for giving us permission to include his beautiful photos. You can see more of his work on his Instagram page.
And for more waterfall chasing, check out this scenic road trip in Kentucky that takes you to some of the best.
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- Tioga Falls is just south of Louisville, located on the grounds of Fort Knox, but this hidden gem is known about by very few people. It's a two-mile hike, largely uphill, and features a train trestle and a historic building before you reach your destination of a 130-foot waterfall This area is especially beautiful in fall. It is located on military property, so keep an eye out for alerts that it's closed to hikers temporarily.
- Bark Camp Creek Trail is a challenging hike, lasting about 4.7 miles, that takes you past the Bark Camp Cascades. This isn't just one waterfall - it's a collection of small waterfalls that make the trail a never-ending series of surprises. You'll also encounter a staircase along the way. This hike is ideal for those who don't mind some tricky, uneven crossings, but it should be suitable for moderately experienced hikers.
- Flat Lick Falls is located in a popular recreation area, and this is probably the shortest hike in the state to see a waterfall - only .4 miles! You'll pass by creeks and impressive rock formations before coming to your destination - Flat Lick Falls, a towering cascade that seems to change colors with the season. This is an ideal family adventure for beginner hikers that ends with a bang.
- Cumberland Falls is the most well-known waterfall in all of Kentucky, often known as the Niagara Falls of Kentucky. Located in Corbin, it features a 125-foot curtain of water streaming down the Cumberland River. Highly accessible, it is located in Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, and can be accessed with only a few minutes of walking. This is one of the most popular sights in Kentucky during all seasons.