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Cumberland Falls Trails 4 and 6 is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Parkers Lake, Kentucky that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.3 mi Elevation gain 269 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

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Brandee Rae
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Hiking

Decent trail. Nice falls. Please remember to LNT... there is tons of garbage along sections of the trail

Karen Allen
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Hiking

Great trail for your average hiker... no obstacles. Take detour down to picnic area and soak your feet in the river.

November Holley
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Hiking

Nice trail around the park. Enough up and down on incline to get the heart rate up but levels out in spots. Can hear the falls and see the lodge, cabins and horse trails for the park. Good trail if your staying in the park and just want to go burn off some energy.

Todd Hendricks
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Need better directions on trail. Took a wrong turn and added about a mile. Otherwise great experience and the falls are spectacular.

Elliott Rosengarten
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Did Trail #6 starting at the lodge. Definitely will get your heart rate up coming back from the Falls - of course, 1 pm on a 90 degree day will do that. Clean path, well marked. Falls were beautiful.

Katrina Parkes
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Hiking

Take a path/stairs down, cross a road, and it takes you right to the falls. I’m not familiar with the area so didn’t realize how commercialized the area around the falls would be.

Wade Geary
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Hiking

Small but very entertaining hike!!

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M Harris
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Hiking

#6 was open on June 14,2020 Cumberland Falls viewing open

Christie V.
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Closed with Rangers on guard Saturday May 9.

Jacob Dixon
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Hiking

I combined trails 3, 4 and 6 plus an added walk to the river. if you want to complete all of trail 4 there is a section not included in this route. it is also called the "CCC interpretive trail" which is also labeled as trail 4. its begins on the opppsite side of the Lodge and eventually meets back up with this planned route. I would reccomend adding trail 3 to this just to lengthen the hike. you will have to back track .25 miles if you do though. at times you will have good scenery (hiked in winter so no leaves to block views.)

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Justin Fields
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Nice

Charles Duke
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Hiking

Did trail 4 of 4 and 6.

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Victor Jordan
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Hiking

A quick easy trail we added in after hiking Dog Slaughter Falls. It is always special seeing the Cumberland Falls.

Jill Warner
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Hiking

Beautiful trail with inclines and declines. Lots of stone stairs.

Hannah banana bread
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Connect up with the CCC Memorial trail to make it a longer and more educational hike. Wonderful surprises along the way

David Prager
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Hiking

Nice way to see Cumberland Falls if you are staying at the park lodge and don't want to drive there. Trail #6 goes straight to the falls, while Trail #4 takes a longer route through the Cliffside Picnic Area. I prefer Trail #4 for its rock shelters and CCC-built stone steps. Fairly secluded except for the falls area, which of course is super crowded.

Kathleen L.
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Hiking

4 is a nice easy trail. The steps might be a problem for some making it slightly moderate. The attached map does not include trail 4, only trail 6 so be aware. Trail 6 is a fairly quick walk to the falls. Again, steps may be a problem for some. We saw several deer on trail 4 at dusk. They must be very use to people. We were able to get some pretty close video.

Michelle Leone
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it a very nice trail.the falls are beautiful.

Linda Stringer
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Hiking

6 is a nice, easy hike to burn off some calories after a great meal at DuPont Lodge restaurant. Wasn't looking for copperheads but it sounds like we should have.

Karen Cloud
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Hiking

Nice hike. pretty scenery. Be careful.....saw 3 copperheads on an hour walk

Mark W.
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Rather challenging. I had 30lbs of backpack along to help me get into shape for some overnights. Scenery is beautiful. Large boulders, rock shelters and water falls. Make sure to take the hike up to Bald Knob to the firetower, you won't be sorry even though the climb will burn your thighs. I am a 53 year old beginner and I would recommend this hike to anybody.

Jess Simon
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Steven Hacker
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Linz V.
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Brandi Burton
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Michelle .
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Tyler Gipson
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Dan Colantuono
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Marcus Adrian
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Rebecca Bryan
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