Tioga Falls Hiking Trail

MODERATE 44 reviews
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Tioga Falls Hiking Trail is a 2.1 mile loop trail located near West Point, KY and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

2.2 miles 318 feet Loop

hiking

Wooded trail, high train trestles, 130 ft waterfall. Very nice hike through a hardwood forest. About 1/3 of a mile from the trailhead, the trail splits to form the loop. I recommend taking the left trail first, which will get the climb over with so that it is all downhill from there. This loop trail passes by 2 large train trestles that are still operational, but please stay off of the tracks. You will soon pass by an old set of stone steps, these steps lead downhill to remnents of an old spring house near the creek below. This was used as a stopping place for carriages in the 19th century. After about a mile you will come to the Tioga Falls, which is actually a series of falls, or even a cascade if the water flow is light. From top to bottom, the Falls are about 130 feet high. At this point the trail turns and loops back to the trailhead. The lower portion of the loop follows Tioga Creek, for approximately 1/2 mile. The trail soon reconnects, leading back to the parking area.


5 days ago

hiking

It is in and back, no loop that I could find. Wear good shoes as the rocky footing is tricky at times. The water was low, but still beautiful. Would definitely do this hike again..and maybe next time pick up those damn cig butts some left on the trail. Will bring trash bag next time. Felt safe to do this hike alone with my dog, only saw one other person on the path.


14 days ago

hiking

The scenery was beautiful n would love to hike it again but w/o my Yorkie-poo..the trail was too much for her little body.


1 month ago

hiking

The view didn't change much. The waterfall was beautiful. Was able to set up a hammock and relax. Quick & easy (:


1 month ago

hiking

It's was a good experience that's close to home. I always hiked farther out about 2 hours this is a cool place.


1 month ago

hiking

Very rocky and lots of uphill action but the waterfall at the end is worth the journey! I wouldn't bring my dog but she is spoiled and kinda old ;-) oh! And the view from the railroad track is absolutely spectacular!!


1 month ago

A pleasure! Keeps you on your toes with rocky terrain. Hiked it after a hard rain and the falls where sweet.


1 month ago

uphill n mostly rocky n fall wasn't hardly going. but i enjoyed the nature walk. seen deer, frogs, etc..


1 month ago

walking

Falls were great


2 months ago

hiking

the trail was kept free from debris The Falls were absolutely beautiful


2 months ago


2 months ago

trail running

Not bad, a lot of rocks and ruts. No more looping track. Just over two miles total and the falls are not very interesting.


2 months ago

nice little hike, wish it still went into loop around.


2 months ago

loved it


2 months ago


3 months ago

hiking

i absolutely love this little hike.


3 months ago

nm ice hike. a little wet and muddy


3 months ago

noce hoke. a little muddy definatly wear shoes n you can get wet


3 months ago

hiking

Nice hike. All uphill until you get to the falls, then turn around and come back down the same trail to return to parking area. You'll have to cross a railroad track to continue trail on the other side, but worth it. The falls is really lovely if it has been raining a couple days before because it will be at full blast!
I would rate this as moderate because of the uphill trail, but you can take breaks and do this! Wear shoes with good soles because there is a lot of rocks and gravel.


4 months ago

Enjoyable hike and well marked.


4 months ago

hiking

Nice walk in the woods for a hour or so with a rewarding water falls at the end. Apparently you formerly looped back around to the beginning but now signs tell you to STOP and go back the way you arrived! (although we saw at least one fellow venture the old route)
Good hike with generous uphills/downhills enough to get this duo (combined age 130+) breathing but overall not too difficult. Encountered fellow hikers with children and dogs and all seemed to enjoy. While we might have been a week or two early for foliage, the falls was in good form and the weather perfect.