Alcorn Branch Falls

EASY 3 reviews

Alcorn Branch Falls is a 1.3 mile out and back trail located near Beattyville, Kentucky that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
262 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

waterfall

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
Monday, September 12, 2016

This was a tough one to find. When we made the trip there had been dry weather, so the falls was not running that day. To be able to see Alcorn Falls one would need to go right after a good rain has fallen.

We parked off Highway 1209 at Avril Post Office Road. We walked across the Highway and started on the Sheltowee Trace Trail (100) at that point. After a short walk uphill the trail intesectes with a gravel roadway. To stay on the trail you need to make a left on the roadway, and then the trail turns off right again, maybe a 100 feet or less down the roadway. From that point it's a half mile walk to the area were Alcorn Falls would be if you went after a good rain. The trail on the way out to the falls is nice, there were plenty of wild flowers along the trail. It's nice enough that if the falls aren't visible, you could still make a nice out and back of the trail and make it as long as you want.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

doesn't exist. totally bummed