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took the OG up and to the lodge on the way back down. wasn't as natural on the way up or down but the views are still worth it.

This trail was beautiful! Hiked with a group of friends and really enjoyed the scenery. As soon as it gets tiring you are rewarded with awesome views!

This is a great little hike for families and groups with kids. The kids in our group ranged from 4-9 and there was lots to climb on and over with the prize of the falls to play in after the initial hike in. This location can be difficult to find and gps/cell service is spotty, so know where you’re going before you head out there.

Great hike. Beautiful rock formations and an awesome waterfall at the end!! We were able to walk down to the falls and actually walk behind the waterfall. A pretty cool perspective! Will definitely come back to this trail.

Loveee this trail! We rated this in our 3 favorite places we've hiked in Kentucky. The drive back to the trail was a little "are we ever gonna make it there?" But once we got there it was no issue! We took off at the bridge trail (shorter than the other trail head) very awesome hike. The river/ creek is beside you on the right the whole way through which was phenomenal. Once you get closer to the falls you may want to keep pets and children away from the ledge. I took my dog and she enjoyed this hike as much as we did. Once you're at the falls there is so much to see! Make sure you look around every where near the actual falls! the view is amazing all around there. Would recommend this hike 10/10. The hike back is a little more strenuous but still not bad at all! Will be going back again!! Enjoy!! And once you're finished with this hike head down to the falls resort and enjoy the views there as well!

9 days ago

Not really a trail, but the views are awesome and there are a few lookouts on the side of the trail.

11 days ago

One of my favorite trails in red river. Has all you want, climbing, waterfalls, and you see some arches

Really perfect hike — we did it backwards, starting towards double arch, and it couldn’t have been better.

Took the OG trail to the top of the bridge and came back down Needle’s Eye. Beautiful views!

I have hiked this trail shown on the map and THIS trail on the map is not the Pinnacle overlook trail from the Iron Furnace. This trail on the map is from an area off Hwy 988, near Sugar Run. Great hike just not accurate.

Hiked from the first trail head and it was rough. Looks like this part of the trail has not had maintenance in a while. Lots of blow downs and over growth. If you hike this section be prepared to get your feet wet. Starts off nice, but just gets rough. The second part of the trail from the bridge was great! LOVED the waterfall, made it worth it. Decided to hike back to the second trail head and then walked the road to the first trail head where our car was to avoid the mess we had to hike through.

Scenic trail with relaxing water sounds along the way up to the falls. I walked the loop clockwise and enjoyed the falls early in the hike. A fair amount of elevation increase going this way.
Definitely one not to miss!

Wow! What a great day! Beautiful lush scenery, and a gorgeous waterfall. Very little elevation change, and mostly easy terrain. Most of the state is under flood warnings right now, so there were some muddy scrambles, and the water level was high at creek crossings, but the trade off was the falls roaring and impressive. As others have said the trail is not marked. But don't let that deter you - you basically follow the creek out and back. There is no way to get lost. You will cross the creek many times (for us 11-12 each way), and pick up the trail on the other side. With all this rain, we were knee deep (that's probably not typical), but definitely keep that in mind when choosing footwear. Our crew included dogs, kids, babies, a couple babies still in bellies, and a guy fresh off of knee surgery -- and it was very manageable. About 3 hours with lots of stops for photo oops.

25 days ago

Great hike and stunning views.

I really loved this hike. I loved that it’s near the creek and the waterfalls were running. My tracker said it was farther than the all trails app does, I think that is true. The cascades were beautiful and every bit of three miles out. The Cumberland river was up and visible from just past the cascades, .03 on the sheltowee trace trail. This trail was well maintained and had some difficult areas. The first two waterfalls would be easy. After that it’s long. Coming back is difficult because of some fatigue. Trail head was just before you cross the bridge. Clearly marked after 20 or so feet. Enjoy. Well worth it.

Very nice, uncrowded, but can be difficult to find because of unmarked roads.

Awesome hike! Beautiful scenery!!!!!

nice little walk

Beautiful out and back hike. Total of 2.2 miles from second trailhead. Cross bridge over creek then follow trail to the right. Several small up and down paths on trail. Wonderful view of the falls at end of trail.
Can continue trail to tha Cumberland river and then on to the Sheltowee trace trail.

Great view of surrounding cities, Wow! Left me speechless after sunset.

1 month ago

This is an easy hike great for kids. It isn’t a marked trail but fairly easy to follow. No marked trailhead either. If you seem to loose the trail, it’s probably on the other side of the creek. As always, parking in the Gorge is a nightmare.

1 month ago

This is a nice Arch with a great view. Half of this hike is a gravel road. Not great. Other half is a nice trail. Keep kids from the 140 foot cliff at the Arch. Would have a better rating except the boring gravel road.. I’d do this hike again but after I finish all the other trails at the Gorge first.

This is a beautiful trail and a great waterfall. Super easy and great for kids. Watch the edges along the trail. If your careful, you can walk behind this waterfall.

Great easy hike for kids my 3 yr old grandson hike in and back out no joke he loved it

1 month ago

Another great hike for Hoss and me,Van Hook falls was frozen over,it was amazing,one of our favorite hikes, icicles were every where,the streams and creeks were frozen,it was a winter wonderland!!!!

1 month ago

A great hike today with Adam and pebbles,beautiful waterfalls!!

1 month ago

Could hike this trail many times,the falls was beautiful!!!

Took the OG trail up and Devil's Gluch back down. Enjoyed every bit of it.

1 month ago

Creek crossing was a bit rough due to the rain, but the trail is in good shape and well marked. View from the top is great

Great hike, and views. Never made it to the falls, going try it another day when I have more time!

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