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Blackacre Waterfall Trail is a 1.1 mile loop trail located near Louisville, Kentucky that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length 1.1 mi Elevation gain 39 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Forest

Views

Waterfall

No dogs

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Reviews (46)
Photos (34)
Recordings (38)
Completed (69)
Shannon B
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Hiking

Couldn’t find the waterfall!

Laurie Cease
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This trail is not well maintained or marked. waterfalls are not worth the trip. Took young kids and constantly had to worry about sliding in mud or tripping.

Abbey Daulton
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Hiking

Great trails, very family friendly. Is actually on historic farmland where you can pet goats, sheep and horses. Went on a trail and 2 goats even followed us about half a mile! Super fun and interactive. Plenty of spots to sit down for a picnic. Waterfall not that impressive but a pretty easy trail nonetheless.

Samuel Posey
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Hiking

Trail was great except for us not going the right way. Enjoyed the waterfall, the flowers, pond, etc. our kids had a blast! Would love to come back again and hike the full trail.

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Krystal Brown
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Hiking

Had a great time hiking this trail. Paths were clear, wasn’t any muddier than any other trail would be. I didn’t encounter any spiders (that being said, that’s where they live so I would t have been surprised to see any. ) Was cool too look at the waterfall, creeks, pounds and layers of rock where other waterfalls would have been if it was wetter. Trail was decently easy to follow, there is a map at the beginning and trail markers along the way. No big hills. There was things in the path such as branches but nothing more than you would get on any other hike. (Because that’s what happens in nature) This is a great trail for a quick easy hike with some cool photo ops with waterfalls and ponds. Plus BONUS there are old preserved houses on site you can look at and also goats, horses and cows!!!

Laura Morris
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HikingBlowdownMuddyOver grown

This trail is not well maintained. There are a lot of blowdowns over the trail. The trail is also very muddy. The trail is not marked so it is very difficult to follow.

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Blake Harris
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Hiking

My wife and I visited to hike the trail, but there were multiple signs declaring no dogs. This should be listed in the qualities of the trail.

Cathy Miller
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HikingOver grown

Lots of spiders!

M. Moody
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HikingBridge outBugsOver grownPrivate property

other than the noted above. No views but you're so busy watching your step views don't matter much.

Ashley Wells
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Hiking

There were a lot of spiders and some of the trail was overgrown. We actually got lost at one point. But overall we really enjoyed the peaceful surroundings.

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Divine Loves Jesus and the Father
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HikingBugsOver grownRocky

There were really nice farm animals at the barn/office area. We were hoping for a waterfall but it's July. it is indeed packed with spiders. Not a problem as long as you have a hiking stick to use as a spider web breaker lol, thats what my kid brother called it. We did see some crawfish in the creek..there wasnt much water but they were there. The trail did get a bit thick but it was to be expected. Nice, peaceful and quiet hike for all ages.

Ed Hammerbeck
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HikingBugsOver grown

Poorly maintained and marked. Buggy and packed with spiders and their webs.

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Laura Scheuer Sutton
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HikingBugs

Some of the prior reviews seem a bit harsh. The photo permit is only for taking pro photos. And yes, the trail is quite spider-y, but that’s to be expected. The return portion of the loop was a touch overgrown, but not outside what you might expect in a small nature reserve like this. We went 2 days ago and the waterfall is dried up, but you’d also expect that at peak July heat. All said, still a very nice little trail and a great first experience at Blackacre. We’ll certainly be back. Easily doable by kids in dry season — would have to see what it’s like with water flow since water does cross the trail.

Amanda Burgess
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HikingBugsOver grownRocky

lots of spiders and some of the trail was so overgrown it was hard to get around. very rocky and a bit confusing trails... no markers

Its Zeke
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Hiking

This is not dog friendly and you require a "photography permit" to take pictures.

James Calkin
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Jim Rosati
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Hiking

Never knew this place existed. It’s a very easy hike but we were caught off guard by the cool waterfalls. Nice trail to hit up if you are looking for something quick, easy, and not far away.

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S W
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Hiking

We loved this hidden gem! It was a easy hike with two really neat waterfalls and a pond. Loved the settlement and the animals! Would definitely hike again!!

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Albert Murphy
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good hiking. Lots of history within the old buildings that date back to the 1700's. some farm animals and lots of room.

Christopher S.
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First to Review

I planned to hike these today but there is a no pets policy so if i cant take my leashed dogs.

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