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.

4.1 miles
52 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

nature trips

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7 months ago

Great trip

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8 months ago

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.

8 months ago

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

8 months ago

A true hidden gem

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9 months ago

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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4 months ago

Sunday, July 10, 2016