The Ultimate Kentucky Waterfall Road Trip Will Take You To 8 Scenic Spots In The State
By Jenn Shockley|Updated on April 21, 2023(Originally published April 20, 2023)
I am somewhat a cliche'. I grew up running around barefoot on a farm in Kentucky.
I love writing, art, sunshine, all animals and my incredibly patient husband, who tolerates my "crazy animal lady" side.
The natural beauty of the Bluegrass State is undeniable and one of the most memorable ways to experience it is to visit the best waterfalls in Kentucky. We are home to the Niagara of the South, Cumberland Falls, among several other scenic areas that are definitely worth exploring. Wouldn’t it be great to just take a day or three and go on a waterfall road trip of our state? Our beautiful Kentucky waterfalls are spread out a bit, so it would be impossible to visit them all in one afternoon. Thus, we have broken it down by location, including a map for your convenience, this way you can plan your ultimate Kentucky waterfalls road trip. Keep in mind there are many other waterfalls in our state, but here’s a way to check out some of the best waterfalls in Kentucky
Waterfalls are truly magical places, and a waterfall road trip in Kentucky can be a very serene or romantic adventure. Each one of these beautiful places offers a view of Mother Nature’s memorable Bluegrass beauty, which is unlike any other state. Please keep in mind all falls don’t have an exact address, but they are clearly marked on the maps provided. Take a look at the map we’ve made with waterfall locations.
Which destination looks most beautiful to you? Are you ready for a road trip in Kentucky to the best waterfalls? Let us know in the comments!
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What are the best waterfall hikes in Kentucky?
Kentucky has no shortage of beautiful scenery. A waterfall hike is a great way to experience this and 8 of the best are described above. If you need more ideas, try these little-known waterfalls in Kentucky:
If you want to witness the largest waterfall in Kentucky, then head to Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. It is by far the largest in our state. Also, be sure to check out nearby Eagle Falls while you're there. For the tallest waterfall, visit Yahoo Falls, described above.
Are there any other scenic hikes in Kentucky?
There are countless scenic hikes in Kentucky that vary in landscape, difficulty, terrain, and length. Some are paved and short, while others require a great knowledge of the outdoors. For some of the best scenic hikes in our state, check out: