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Great hiking trail. A few difficult areas made the hike fun. Parked at laurel lake dam and walked in. Great scenery as most of the hike is along Cumberland river. A lot of hills for the first 1.5 miles then the trail elevation evens out for most of the walk. Only made it in to bark creek and turned back. Great views of a waterfall on the creek made the entire trip worth it. Make sure not to miss out on this view. Took about 6 hours complete this hike which was, I would guess, 7 miles one way.

on Eagle Falls Trail

hiking
19 days ago

It was pretty challenging but a really great view of the large fall and small one. Just be ready to climb a lot of stairs.

hiking
20 days ago

It’s a beautiful hike. It took a little longer than we planned but it was really nice.

This is a nice, moderate hike with a stunning waterfall to reward your 1.1 mile trek out. I went for the first time in mid-November of this year on a cool, crisp morning. The trail is well-traversed and, for the most part, easy to hike. There are a few short stretches with steep and rocky terrain but is otherwise totally doable and easy. Before getting off the highway make sure you tap the location button and open it in your mobile maps app. It will take you to the exact location (the trailhead is tucked away a bit in the woods!)

Hiked this trail with my dog. i chose the second trail head because of time. Entrance is about 2.7 miles on forest road #195, off of hwy 90. The road is gravel and you won’t need a 4 wheel drive. I actually passed up the entrance to the trail, and had to back track and look closely. There is an entrance that is about 0.7 mile off of hwy 90, but this is a longer trail. Today the leaves are covering the trail but it is still fairly easily visualized. Be careful because they are also slick. The trail follows alongside the creek most of the trail. Right before reaching the falls, the trail forked and I followed the right which leads to a dead end but it is very dangerous because it is the top of the cliff that is parallel to the falls. This really needs a caution sign because you could easily slip and fall over this cliff if you aren’t paying close attention!The falls are gorgeous and there are plenty of rocks to climb on and the falls is easy to access and I look forward to hiking this trail again!

Loved this hike.

on Eagle Falls Trail

1 month ago

Beautiful trail. Hiking poles helpful.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great hike that is not too long but does have some very steep parts. It is well marked and has stone steps, wood steps and even steep steel steps near the falls. Beautiful woods and waterfalls although I think there could be nice places that if some brush was cleared would make more great views. We did this at the beginning of November and the leaves were a beautiful mix of colors.

This hike was beautiful! Definitely worth it to see the falls at the end, however it was a bit strenuous with a child. There are a lot of rocks and steep inclines that could be difficult for young children. Experienced adults should have no problem. I carried my almost 3 year old son in and out and whew, it was rough! Gorgeous, gorgeous rocks and waterfall though!

Great trail moderate work put in for a great reward at the finish very pretty waterfall.

hiking
1 month ago

The waterfall was beautiful and you can see Cumberland Falls on the way to Eagle Falls. The hike isn't very long but it's a decent trek. Enjoy.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail and also challenging in parts. Besides the falls, the forest is very rain forest like.