Cumberland Falls Number Two Trail

MODERATE 36 reviews

Cumberland Falls Number Two Trail is a 6.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Parkers Lake, Kentucky that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.7 miles
1794 feet

dogs on leash



nature trips






This is the Cumberland River Loop trail. The trailhead begins at the cul-de-sac of the park's picnic area. However, park at the visitor's center lot, as this the termination of the 6.3 mile loop. Great hike. Nice river rocks along the banks offer a great place to eat lunch.

10 days ago

This trail was very pretty. A couple small waterfalls that you're able to see from the trail. One you actually go behind it and can put your head in to cool off if you want. We actually camped off the trail for 2 nights and during our trip went to dog slaughter falls and we absolutely loved that. Definitely a must (dog slaughter falls) if you're in the area.

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5 months ago

We have done a lot of the trails around Cumberland Falls, this particular route is a little confusing. It switches trail numbers a lot. It is beautiful and enjoyed going up to the fire tower, hadn't been there in many years. We didn't go to Dog Slaughter because the lack of rain means Dog Slaughter Falls wouldn't have had any water falling. Cumberland Falls is always beautiful and one of my all time favorite spots.

5 months ago

5 months ago

biggest water fall I've ever seen. breathtaking! trail can be slick so wear good boots

6 months ago

Very nice trail to some beautiful falls. Have been there a few times. Have never seen the moon bow.

7 months ago

Incredible waterfall!!

8 months ago

Very beautiful trail, would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys hiking.

9 months ago

This trail is more of a moderate plus. There are lots of elevation changes 742 ft to 1381 feet. Lots of up the hill and down the hill. Very rocky and slippery when wet. Hiking poles are a necessity when hiking in wet conditions. You need to be in good shape to do this trail. Do the trail counter clockwise. The first half of the trail is all woods and not much scenery. the second part parallels the river and comes up from down river of the falls. Bring plenty of water!

10 months ago

10 months ago

We stayed at the Ridgeline campground at took the trail from the campground (I think it is 5) down to trail 2. This was an interesting trek through the woods. It was not scenic as others in the area, but connected to the falls viewing area. My kids were looking forward to connecting to more scenic trails.

10 months ago

There were several parts of the trail that appeared washed out. It was a great hike with some cool rock features right along the river. Calling it trail 2 seems a little deceiving. It's a combo of several different trails. I would recommend going early in the morning or early evening in the summer. The heat and humidity can get pretty intense.

10 months ago

10 months ago

Amazingly beautiful!

11 months ago

Beautiful..... Loved it... Will definitely be back. Went with my son and our lab mix, only regret is that we could not stay long enough to explore more.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Easy wall to see the falls

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Well developed, more of a paved walked than much of a trail. At the end there's a gift shop, and a really good ice cream shop (seriously, try the ice cream here). The views are spectacular, though, so I highly recommend this trail. Recently, some Red Bull athletes went over the falls in their kayaks.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016