Bad Branch Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews
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Bad Branch Trail is a 5.9 mile out and back trail located near Eolia, KY that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

5.9 miles 1740 feet Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

no dogs

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing!!!

hiking
6 months ago

I love this little trail. The falls are only a mile (or a 45 minute hike) from the trailhead and have bridges and easily marked paths for hiking. The High Rock trail branches off of the Bad Branch Trail and it's quite a bit longer, but I always love stopping over at Bad Branch Falls on the way up top.

hiking
6 months ago

A great hike. My girlfriend and I were there a couple of weeks ago. Bad Branch creek was beautiful to walk along. we caught a nice, rare, showy Orchid on the trail. Can't wait to go back.

hiking
7 months ago

We went back today with 2 of our 3 kids. I was a little worried about the youngest as she's only 3, but they did wonderful. They were thrilled with the hike & falls. We spent a good amount of time there. We rested, had a snack & even family prayer time. Gorgeous!! #hikingforChrist

8 months ago

One of our favorite family hikes!

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful hike. Slick, steep & very rocky at points, especially closer to the falls. The view of Bad Branch Falls is well worth it!

8 months ago

Nice and easy until the last 300 yards and then it gets a bit rough but still not to bad. It's worth it to see the falls. I didn't have time to go on up to the top but I will next time.

hiking
4 years ago

Nice and challenging. Rewarding view at the top, waterfall at the bottom.

hiking
4 years ago

This trail is a great hike during the spring and fall seasons. The trail is a bit rough and can be narrow in places but it is in a very beautiful area. Be sure to go a few days after rain do that the falls will be flowing.