Bad Branch Trail

MODERATE 23 reviews
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Bad Branch Trail is a 5.9 mile out and back trail located near Eolia, Kentucky that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1738 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

Good trail. Easy hike under the canopy on a sunny day. Last 1/10 mile is rather steep but well worth it.

3 months ago

4 months ago

Wonderful hike. And so worth it for the beautiful view.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

6 months ago

Good trails. Strenuous work out at the top right before the falls.

hiking
6 months ago

Moderate is an understatement perhaps. Beautiful hike and plenty of places to take a dip in the creek if you choose. But with an altitude increase of over 1100 feet over rock and root covered trail, I would have to give this a hard rating. I took my 13 year old son and his German Shepherd on a 5+ mile hike last week over smooth terrain in just over two hours. We did bad branch in 4.5! Very fun, but physically demanding trail that has a gorgeous waterfall to see and plenty of nature to enjoy along the way.

hiking
6 months ago

rough in some areas, stay on trail.

6 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
Monday, August 01, 2016

Amazing!!!

hiking
Monday, August 01, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

I love this little trail. The falls are only a mile (or a 45 minute hike) from the trailhead and have bridges and easily marked paths for hiking. The High Rock trail branches off of the Bad Branch Trail and it's quite a bit longer, but I always love stopping over at Bad Branch Falls on the way up top.

hiking
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A great hike. My girlfriend and I were there a couple of weeks ago. Bad Branch creek was beautiful to walk along. we caught a nice, rare, showy Orchid on the trail. Can't wait to go back.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

hiking
Sunday, April 17, 2016

We went back today with 2 of our 3 kids. I was a little worried about the youngest as she's only 3, but they did wonderful. They were thrilled with the hike & falls. We spent a good amount of time there. We rested, had a snack & even family prayer time. Gorgeous!! #hikingforChrist

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

One of our favorite family hikes!

hiking
Sunday, March 27, 2016

Beautiful hike. Slick, steep & very rocky at points, especially closer to the falls. The view of Bad Branch Falls is well worth it!