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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.

Fun trail! Need decent hiking/water shoes! Do not go when it has rained heavily...when we got there it was the devil's hot tub and you could barely see it :( Opportunities to swim and lots of cool rocks to stop and picnic lunch on :)

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!

watch for the last set of stairs, they can be sketchy.

Strenuous but totally worth it. The falls are beautiful

Uphill battle to reach the falls but they are amazing and well worth the trip! plus it's all downhill from there.

Easy trail and with a sweet little falls that empties into a pool of water before it rushes out into a rather loud fast flowing river.

11 days ago

Absolutely breath taking! Very easy and short hike to get to the falls. You can sit on the rocks at the second level and enjoy the view. Would highly recommend!

I gave this 3 stars because of the careless dog owners! And the lack of posted leash laws! We have pets and always keep them on a leash! Some people seem to think they are above the rules because it’s a national forest! The rules are posted but in only one place! Not every dog likes every human or other dogs! Two large dogs run up on my little girls with no owner in sight! Not a pretty site! This is really crazy! They could have hurt my dogs or one of us! People need to get with the program or stay home! Forestry people in N.C., you need to enforce your leash laws! Graveyard Feilds has always been one of my favorite places! As of now we will not be returning due to the lack of the lash laws! Some human or their pet is going to end up getting hurt! Remember your dogs aren’t the only pets out there!!! I’m done!

Second trip to this trail in a week. First time I didn’t make it to the falls because I had had just work d 8 hours (3rd shift) so I was too fatigued. Second time made it to the falls and it was awesome! Got some long exposures with my big camera - really beautiful 50’ falls
Trail is NOT moderate! Even the teens on the trail said it was strenuous. Trekking poles are essential if you’re older or have knee, hips or balance issues

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.

Trail has a lot of divots holes boulders roots rocks little pinecones big pinecones loose debris, tracking poll is helpful. Uphill from the get go plateaus and then downhill little ways to a beautiful creek

This is not an easy hike. The creek crossing can be quite sketchy for those with bad balance or not athletic. But that said I took a group of 10 or so people with 3 or 4 children around 8 years old and everyone loved the hike. When we went the water levels were so high that there was not a bathtub. But the scenery was amazing and its a different type of hike because of all the creek crossings. Its challenging and fun all at the same time. Be prepared for numb cold feet.

Fun and an easy place to run!

We got so lost and took the wrong trail at the marked trailhead, the one that warns about steep drops and death (seriously). The correct trail, which we found when leaving and decided to stay, is across the street on an unmarked trail. There are two paths - one below that runs along the creek and the one above to the left. Go left. There are a couple stream crossing, a boulder field and the chimney ruins. The falls are awesome and the trail is eventually marked with red. Totally worth all the getting lost!

21 days ago

Would have given it a 5 if Eagle Falls had been accessible it wasn’t accessible due to high water levels. Nicely maintained trail and gives you great views of the Cumberland Falls.

Lovely hike! The view of the falls is very worth the incline trail! The trail is great for getting your cardio up and strengthening leg muscles. One of my favorite hikes! If weather permits we'll be taking our 11 year old next weekend.

22 days ago

Awesome trail! Directions a little confusing, but we took Buckhorn Gap to the falls and Avery Creek Trail on the way back to the forestry road.

The trail was very short and easy.

Very easy and great for kids and families and fun to swim in! Bring some shoes with traction and clothes you don’t mind getting wet in! Young’s e to take a dip!

Awesome hike! Beautiful scenery!!!!!

Pretty easy if you just do an in and out instead of the loop. Tons of river crossings so be prepared to get wet! There is a small sign pointing to the parking area. I’d would suggest parking at the bottom (before the skull and crossbones sign). Just hike up the path instead of driving. Not worth getting stuck.

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 trail! Definitely gets your heart pumping with some of the steeper parts. I was carrying my 3yro most of the way in a hiking carrier, which made it much harder and something I wouldn’t really recommend just because it threw off balance trying to get up some of the boulders. Hoped for a less steep area at the falls for a picnic but can’t complain much because the waterfall was stunning! The map says the trail is “very strenuous” which I don’t think is accurate. Moderate to strenuous at some points would be better. My 7yro was able to do the whole thing.

Beautiful waterfall! We initially started on the trail to Big Bradley Falls but realized we were on the wrong trail (since we were using the app). We crossed the road and found the trail head (unmarked) to Little Bradley Falls. You have to cross the stream 2x and there are not enough rocks to hop across. (I fell in during the second crossing and my shoe floated away). Definitely planning on coming back in the summer.

Beautiful day for this hike. Can’t wait to go back!

Gorgeous falls!!

These are very nice falls! I would recommend going right after a good rain to watch them roar. The steps down may be slippery. Please keep children off the rocks and away from the water when it is roaring from the rain!

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.

1 month ago

Beautiful hike and waterfall. Play in the river. Great time. Good hike for kids but watch young kids with the steep drops trails edge. I’ve seen many adults struggle on the hills. If your used to hiking this is easy.

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