Alcorn Branch Falls is a 1.6 mile out and back trail located near Beattyville, KY that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
This was a tough one to find. When we made the trip there had been dry weather, so the falls was not running that day. To be able to see Alcorn Falls one would need to go right after a good rain has fallen.
We parked off Highway 1209 at Avril Post Office Road. We walked across the Highway and started on the Sheltowee Trace Trail (100) at that point. After a short walk uphill the trail intesectes with a gravel roadway. To stay on the trail you need to make a left on the roadway, and then the trail turns off right again, maybe a 100 feet or less down the roadway. From that point it's a half mile walk to the area were Alcorn Falls would be if you went after a good rain. The trail on the way out to the falls is nice, there were plenty of wild flowers along the trail. It's nice enough that if the falls aren't visible, you could still make a nice out and back of the trail and make it as long as you want.
doesn't exist. totally bummed