Clifty Falls Paddle Trail

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Olive Hill, Kentucky

Clifty Falls Paddle Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Olive Hill, Kentucky that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 4.1 miles Elevation Gain: 52 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

nature trips

paddle sports

cave

lake

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

paddle sports
20 days ago

Beautiful scenery, even more beautiful falls! My favorite place I have visited so far!

hiking
28 days ago

Tried to hike the trail today but was unable to find where to start. Can someone please tell me where to start the trail at?

hiking
7 months ago

I have paddled this a few times now and will continue to go back. excellent views everywhere and the hidden falls "grotto" is a must see!!

hiking
11 months ago

Alltrails didn't record the first mile. Ending was also the start. The secluded falls is very hidden. Keep going west, or straight when the main waterway turns right.

paddle sports
Sun Apr 07 2019

This is at Grayson Lake State Park at the Clifty launch area. The launch area is on the right side of the road. When you launch go right and paddle all the way to the end. Do not take any of the forks. It is hidden. It is the end of the lake. You can not miss it if you keep going back. You see many other beautiful little water falls on the way. I have went under all the falls in my kayak except for this one. All of the little forks do end eventually. It is worth going out all of them. I have kayaked this entire side in 2 trips and I must say it was worth it! I have nothing negative to say about the trip. It is my favorite place to kayak so far.

Thu Aug 16 2018

Great trip

paddle sports
Wed Jul 11 2018

Great trip to a special place on the lake. allow yourself 2-2.5 hours round trip. Absolutely stunning scenery along the way and several water features as well.

Sun Jul 08 2018

Scenery is wonderful. But summer weekends feature crowds, motor boats, and loud partying on the water in earshot of the "hidden falls."

Sat Jun 30 2018

A true hidden gem

paddle sports
Thu Jun 07 2018

Such a great paddle trail and definitely worth it to see Grotto Falls. I believe there is another big waterfall further down clifty creek but I didn't have enough time to see it. If you listen closely while paddling along the river you can hear falling water all around and check out a bunch of smaller ones as well. The cliffs surrounding are gorgeous at sunset and the water is a beautiful clear emerald green. Download the trail to get best directions to the entrance of the cave, it's well hidden but if you go further into the cove you can't miss it. Go into the cave for about 100 ft and it'll open up into the grotto.

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