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3 days ago

Awesome trail. Easy hiking. Steps are a bit difficult for some maybe.

3 days ago

Great place to go sledding w/ the family. Lots of hills. Put skiing for activity cuz np choice for sledding.

3 days ago

Awesome trail. This is an all season trail for hiking and running

couple on small waterfalls rock formations along the way to the suspension bridge .well marked trail

great trail very well marked

6 days ago

Just done the loop portion of the trail. Falls was amazing as always! Didn’t go to arch as I have other destinations in store for the day.

Very enjoyable trail that goes through many different environments.

trail running
13 days ago

the trails weren't the most exciting or the best marked, but it was a fun place to explore and get about 3 miles in.

15 days ago

Took my dog, Lacy, hiking here. We both liked it but she wouldn’t do the stairs

great trail, better take a snack it's an all day trail.

Brp still closed, but the walk there wasn't so bad from the barricaded gate. Nothing crazy hard, if I can do it, anyone can do it! My first ever view of a waterfall, very pretty for a first timer

two great falls... one clearly marked, the other is a more rustic trail. you can simply walk the stream to get to the other. wear waterproof boots!

Real nice trail, even in January. Great views and a good mix of inclines and creek cutbacks to make for a nice little hike. Road noise is definitely there, but it doesn't make or break it for me.

on Ledges Trail

16 days ago

Love this trail! Visited after Christmas, during the government shutdown. Very popular trail, the parking lot was crowded on a cold day and I encountered probably 15 other hikers on the trail itself. The ledges are stunning and the trail runs both above and below them. The scenic overlook is beautiful. The trail is hilly and rocky in a few places. Even with recent rain and melted snow, the trail was not muddy. I did see people exploring off trail and climbing on and in the ledges, even though signs advise against it. Connects to other area trails as well.

Great trail with alot of history Im sure. Trail starts at an old farm that the park service probably made the people leave. Some old run down huts along the trail also. It got busier than expected but not bad. Has some options of getting on other trails also. You could also park at Crows Foot Gully and cross the street to access the trail.

I attempted this route but the markings are terrible. The blazes are white with (I would assume) the letter of the trail. But regardless the trail your on, it seems E is the only blaze you get. Why not use colored blazes.
Markings and blazes aside, I loved this location and now that I've somewhat figured it out, I will return again and again.

I started out at the lodge (there's a connector trail from there). This trail will show you most of what Carter Caves SP has to offer. Rock bridges, waterfalls, rock formations, lakeside paths, suspension bridges, streams etc. It's all beautiful and will not disappoint. It rained the night before so things were pretty muddy. This trail is on the hard side of moderate; many stream crossings and a decent amount of rock hopping. I wouldn't take small kiddos out on it. Elevation-wise however, it's not bad. There's a tough crossing at the dam when the water's high so be careful. I have a photo of it on my recording. Total length was about 9 miles and you'll want to give yourself at least 6 hours to complete it. A fantastic all day hike if you take in the sights.

Great winter hike, a little slippery but still great! Hiked all the way to the Buttermilk Falls.

18 days ago

beautiful hike, a little muddy from the rain but not difficult. hiked with my 9 year old.

19 days ago

well marked, travelled it my a 9 year old

20 days ago

Tallest waterfall in KY. Arch on the way you can stop and explore. Nice little hike, pretty easy.

20 days ago

Great short 3 mi. round trip with and awesome view. With great shots of the bridge, trains down below. Photographers bring you cameras. And hiker just bring your love for awesome views

great trail close to town. definitely moderate with some steep inclines, you'll need boots, we hiked on New Year's Day after heavy rain and the trail was muddy and slippery. great views of the Ohio River. too bad there is so much road noise from Gender Road. Lots are not well marked but the trail is!

Very nice fall. Came here on the first of January.

It was a good clean trail was able to hike it with a five year old some fallen trees but overall good hike

Very fun short trail

We loved the trail. Very easy. Seen waterfalls, and the sensory was beautiful. Yes we will be going back.

23 days ago

A great trail, fun for the whole family, including dogs! We took the time to explore off of the trail and do some scrambling in between cracks in the ledges.

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