Copperas Falls

MODERATE 59 reviews

Copperas Falls is a 3.8 mile out and back trail located near Valeria, Kentucky that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and camping. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
213 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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Copperas Falls

hiking
2 months ago

Parked right off 715, Trail begins a few paces to the left of the parking area (if your back is to the road). The creek is low right now so 4 of us made the trek back to the falls without having to change shoes. Would still recommend a change if you’re camping since it’s so muddy. Camped overnight next to the creek about a 5 min walk from the falls. It is very damp and wet so be prepare to hike up top of the falls to find some dry fire supplies. All trails map was helpful when questioning which direction to go if you can read the topo map. Overall a fun little overnight, would recommend going in the spring when the creeks and falls are more active.

hiking
2 months ago

Definitely an unmarked trail. It took me a few tries to find the right place to begin. The maps didn’t help much. I did however lost the trail a few times. But following the creek put me back on track. I would highly recommend waterproof shoes or at least a change of shoes. Overall worth the hike and trip. The waterfall is gorgeous!

2 months ago

Adored this waterfall. The hike was pretty flat and it could be easy to get off trail so follow he creek if you get sidetracked. You have to cross the creek a few times so wear waterproof shoes. Amazing waterfall.

hiking
3 months ago

Moderate Trail. Hiked directly from the 715 side in and back. Lots to explore along the way to the falls, saw quite a few campsites. Easy to follow creek there and back.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike. Be prepared to cross the creek several times. The fallen leaves may make this unmarked trail a tad more challenging than usual. Took my dog & he throughly enjoyed leaping over logs & cooling off in the creek. Made this wanders’ heart happy.

hiking
3 months ago

Unmarked trail. Hardly any traffic, only saw a few people. Mostly a flat hike as well, easy on the legs. Lots spots to sit and hangout, if follows the creek for awhile so water to play in. The falls were very small, pool of water was dirty from a recent rain but the cave that's been washed out is huge and nicely persevered. Would be a great place to camp out for a night. Saw some salamanders in the creek and some massive spiders so watch out!

hiking
4 months ago

A great 1.5-2 hour hike. 100% need water proof shoes as the small creek must be crossed a few times. The trail can be a bit confusing at times, first when trying to find the trail head, then as you go along the trail there are times when the trail splits multiple ways. To find the trail head, use the maps on this app. Don't worry so much about which path to take once on the trail as they all seem to end at the waterfall, if in doubt follow the creek. Also this is a muddy trail so you might want to bring shoes to change into for the drive home. Overall, I would do it again.

There were children and dogs on the trail, but it might be hard with very small children.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail! A little tricky to find the trail head, as it is unmarked. Located very close to Copperas Creek River Access. There is a sign for this location. Visited in June and the pool of water below the fall was clear/blue. Visited again at the end of August and the water was dark and murky. I'm sure due to lack of rainfall. Still a great little hike, nonetheless. There is another, smaller fall on top of the larger one, but I've yet to be able to find it.

4 months ago

A beautiful hike and we loved the waterfall at the end. Waterproof shoes are a MUST. You cross over the creek several times.

5 months ago

Beautiful

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike and amazing scenery. You go for the Falls but there are so many other things to see and explore while on the trail.

6 months ago

An amazing hike! Absolutely loved it, the waterfall was breathtaking. We used the map from AllTrails that someone had posted. Directions were perfect!

6 months ago

Beautiful waterfall and very interesting hike to get to it.

6 months ago

Easy and beatiful trail, I'd recommend following the creek half way to the waterfall.

6 months ago

Lots of small creek crossings.

backpacking
7 months ago

My girlfriend and I went out here for our first ever backpacking trip. The hike into the group camping spot was incredible with massive boulders, clifty caves, and the exciting creek. Hiking down in the creek valley was a lot of fun and the views were great, but at one point it got so difficult we had to climb up and out to the trail going alongside.

In the morning we hiked to the waterfall, hung out for a while, and then headed back to the car. The falls were surprisingly tall. We ran into a handful of other groups of hikers throughout the trip but we had plenty of privacy. Overall I highly recommend this hike. Maybe someday I can go back and hit the three arches along the path: Snow Arch, Double Deer Arch, and Hopewell Arch

7 months ago

Awesome adventure!!! One more waterfall adventure to add to my bucket list! The hike was pretty lengthy and at times the trail was a little hard to find. But we managed and enjoyed every bit of it. Definitely recommend!

8 months ago

I was so excited to see the falls only to find a huge mess of ripped up tents. Pack it out people, nobody want s to see that

8 months ago

a beautiful sight! some what easy trail along creek bed. your shoes will get wet as there are many creek crossing. park at Osbourne trail head.

hiking
8 months ago

Awesome little adventure- will say the trail is kinda hard to find. Best option would be to find the copperas creek canoe launch and get directions to that. Then there is a restroom and parking area directly across from the canoe launch, great parking area. Then the trail head is down the road away from the bridge. Hope this helps. You will definitely enjoy this trail and the scenery!!

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