We have done a lot of the trails around Cumberland Falls, this particular route is a little confusing. It switches trail numbers a lot. It is beautiful and enjoyed going up to the fire tower, hadn't been there in many years. We didn't go to Dog Slaughter because the lack of rain means Dog Slaughter Falls wouldn't have had any water falling. Cumberland Falls is always beautiful and one of my all time favorite spots.
It was an incredible view! Actually saw three waterfalls on this trail! Trail head sign rated trail as strenuous, also has trail at 2.5 miles and no pets allowed. There are some very narrow pathways which is probably the reason bringing a dog isn't such a great idea. Lots of steps but the views are exquisite!!! Can't wait to go again!
LOVED IT!!! Growing up in Colorado this reminds me of some of the hiking out there. Great views and challenging terrains. I hiked it with the baby on my back an 8, 5, & 3 year olds and they all hiked there and back only carrying the 3 year old back up the stairway. I will come back here to hike this beautiful area again!!!
Beautiful trail with amazing views, but VERY dangerous for small children or anyone who may not be in the greatest health. There is significant danger due to the trail being along the cliff-line. Our last visit was during winter when the water and Eagle Falls was frozen. The trail was covered in ice and VERY slick. Many times we nearly died, but totally worth it. The area just prior to the falls requires much climbing over rocks and tree debris. Best to go in the winter if snakes are a fear. Were there better protection from falling I'd rate as 5 stars. Also less rated due to lack of parking. Sometimes there is no spot for hours and if you park beyond the minimalistic parking area you are ticketed.
Kathleen L. on dupont lodge trail 4 and 6
4 is a nice easy trail. The steps might be a problem for some making it slightly moderate. The attached map does not include trail 4, only trail 6 so be aware.
Trail 6 is a fairly quick walk to the falls. Again, steps may be a problem for some.
We saw several deer on trail 4 at dusk. They must be very use to people. We were able to get some pretty close video.
Absolutely beautiful trail! We had a group of 4 adults, a 9mo old in a backpack carrier, and a dog. The trail definitely has some inclines and was not a "walk in the park", but was definitely worth the effort! We went early on a Sunday and were the only ones on the trail, but passed quite a few people on our way back.
Rebekah C. on Cumberland Falls Number Two Trail