Spend The Day Exploring Some Of Kentucky’s Tallest Falls On This Wonderful Waterfall Road Trip
If you’re going to go hiking in Kentucky, you might as well choose a scenic spot that also offers the payoff of a waterfall. There are many waterfall trails in the Bluegrass; some of them are easy to reach, while others are hidden deep in the woods and off-trail. Most of the cascades in our state are beautiful, but not very big. But we do have some falls that crash down from 60, 80, and even over 100 feet. If you’d like to see some of the tallest waterfalls in Kentucky, you’re in luck. One of the best waterfall road trips in Kentucky, this six-stop trek leads to some of the most scenic and beautiful places in the Bluegrass!
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This road trip to some of the tallest waterfalls in Kentucky is a great way to spend a day or even a weekend. Some of these spots require a hiking adventure, so to truly enjoy it and take your time, two or three days with some camping in between would be ideal. Or if that’s not what you’re looking for, just check these scenic spots out one at a time! What is your favorite waterfall in Kentucky? We’d love to hear about it in the comments!
If you’re ready to tackle another one of the best waterfall road trips in Kentucky, check out this ultimate getaway that takes you to eight scenic waterfalls in the Bluegrass.
Address: Wellington, KY 40387, USA
Address: Anglin Falls, Kentucky 40456, USA
Address: Cumberland Falls, Kentucky 42634, USA
Address: Eagle Falls, Kentucky 42634, USA
Address: Yahoo Falls, Kentucky 42653, USA
Address: Whitley City, KY 42653, USA
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Waterfall road trips in Kentucky
July 10, 2021
What’s the tallest waterfall in Kentucky?
Yahoo Falls is the tallest waterfall in Kentucky, standing at an impressive and commanding 113 feet. Another stunning and tall waterfall in Kentucky is 76 Falls, In terms of notoriety, Cumberland Falls is the most famous. Known as the “Niagara of the South,” Cumberland Falls is an impressive waterfall that’s actually wider than it is tall. With 3,600 cubic feet of water flowing over the sandstone edge every second, this waterfall is astonishingly loud and commanding. For a truly magical experience, visit at night during a full moon, and you’ll be treated to the rare sight of a moon bow, which is formed as the water spray hits the air.
What are some other waterfall road trips I can take in Kentucky?
For waterfall chasers, there’s no better place than Kentucky! Our state is full of absolutely amazing waterfalls, including the superlative showstoppers listed above! But that’s just one of many waterfall road trips you can take in Kentucky; another of our favorites is this this six-stop road trip, a perfect little loop that takes just under five hours to complete and is a great weekend adventure. For a totally wondrous, only-in-Kentucky kind of experience, this cave and waterfall road trip is an absolute must, and visits places like Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, the Eagle Falls Trail, Princess Falls, Horse Cave, and Hidden River Cave!
Does Kentucky have many waterfalls?
In a word: yes! The Bluegrass State is home to 859 waterfalls, with 811 waterfalls listed and named on the map. You’ll encounter many of these fabulous falls while on Kentucky’s many hiking trails and aquatic expeditions. If you want to see several Kentucky waterfalls at once (and who could blame you?), this eight-stop road trip is a perfect tour de force of some of the state’s most well-known and iconic cascades.
A Cincinnati native who has lived in Kentucky for over 10 years, Andrea's heart belongs both in the Queen City and the Bluegrass State. After earning an education degree and working in that field for a number of years, Andrea began to pursue her passion for writing over 6 years ago. Since then she has written for a number of print and online publications, as well as published a children's book.
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