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15 days ago

Beautiful fall hike.

The falls are great once you get there. The hike there is kinda lame and the creek crossings become monotonous.

Even on a cold and rainy day it was still worth it.

very nice hike, folks at the gift shop were very knowledgeable and helpful.

on Copperas Falls

hiking
1 month ago

I would recommend this hike. This trail is not marked, so we did have a little trouble finding it. The start of the trail is right at the bridge by the canoe launch area. You cross the creek several times and you have to go over multiple fallen trees. The falls are like a hidden treasure & the hike there is pretty cool too.

Loved it. Easy hike, we had to cross the creek about 5 times so plan for possible wet shoes if it’s rained in the last day or two, which is what we lucked into. This is a hidden gem! Didn’t pass anyone on this one, totally off the radar. Been to the Gorge 4 times now and just found this trail. One of our favorites in the area. Make time for this one if there’s been any rain.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike!

Great hike, but I wouldn’t bring younger children.

Hike is beautiful with big open trails, beauty all along the path. The finale is the waterfall at the end with the luxury of a comfortable bench on a platform to enjoy the view.

Pretty short hike. Some boulders to climb at the end when approaching the falls. Looked beautiful today, after all the rain we had.

Great hike . Well maintained trails . The people at the Berea outreach center were very friendly and helpful

There are actually 2 trailheads. If you begin at the entrance that has a trail back to the lodge across the road, which means you will take the trail counter clockwise, it is a much easier incline to the top. The entrance just about a half-block up the road takes you clockwise and is steep uphill and challenging. We hiked it at the beginning of the fall and it was like walking through a jungle.

Beautiful. Relaxing.

hiking
2 months ago

near Berea Ky. Out of the way place but worth going to. The hike starts easy but gets progressively challenging especially the last little push to the waterfall. huge ice in winter, beautiful flowers in spring, safe trail, in dry weather no waterfall.

Honestly the many things that you see along the way are just as impressive as the falls itself! Sadly there was a lot of trash on the trail but otherwise it was amazing!

There's another waterfall if you continue under the falls and hike the trail about 2 miles but it's definitely not a easy hike. Be prepared for a couple squeezes through some rocks to get to the other waterfall. We didn't go past it but the trail continued on. Definitely would like this trail again. Absolutely beautiful!

This was a strenuous trail and not well marked. I gave it four starts due to the poor trail marking.

Been coming here for years. love it

hiking
3 months ago

Moderate to hard trail with amazing scenery including rock staircases, mature forest, and a really cool arch that runs along side a small stream. This trail has some pretty steep and long inclines that are slick and should not be used by inexperience hikers.

Went with family and dog. Loved it just make sure to have good shoes with traction.

Awesome sights to see fun trail to hike, definitely recommend going after a good rainy day though so the waters still up falls weren't that big when we went

Beautiful. Very soothing once you reach the falls.

This was my first hike before having this app. A bit tough for a beginner. But I can’t wait to do it again. Absolutely beautiful from start to finish

hiking
3 months ago

easy access to the falls. Evident signs of the tornado damage from years ago. The falls weren't flowing well the day we visited but no doubt it's a beautiful waterfall. Picnic area there. Easy access to get behind the falls, but somewhat slippery. There are stairs to the left of parking lot to lead you to the falls.

hiking
4 months ago

Great short hike to a awesome waterfall. Make sure its been raining a bit prior to going fall was little slower than usual but still a beautiful place. Kids loved it as wasn't long at all.

We love to go on this hike every year and it never gets old. Many camping spots along the way to Vanhook falls with a couple smaller waterfalls to see as well. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good hike.

hiking
4 months ago

If there hasn't been a lot of rainfall lately, the falls won't be much of a falls. In that case, it's more about the journey than the destination. There are a lot of fallen trees to go over/under, and since it is an unofficial trail it feels a bit more like you are just exploring in the woods. We hiked on a Saturday after camping nearby. We saw about a dozen other people on the trail as we went. I will probably come back sometime when there is more water flow.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail for a few hour hike. 3 awesome formations with many other great sights! For sure moderate with a few steep climbs about half way through.

Go to the right when you start the trail. Better views right away.

hiking
4 months ago

Pretty straight forward. Has 2 paths that run almost parallel and cross each other at times, so even while on the creek just look left or right and pick a path or hike it's entirety as a "loop". The waterfall isn't that great but I'm sure it has better days.

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