Dog Slaughter Falls Trail

MODERATE 202 reviews

Dog Slaughter Falls Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Corbin, 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.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
223 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

scramble

hiking
29 minutes ago

Wildlife, wildflowers KY at its best.

hiking
1 day ago

Longer hike than advertised but worth it to see the falls.

hiking
5 days ago

The hike is nice, it has some huge boulders along the way to marvel at. The falls are BEAUTIFUL. My dogs and I had the falls all to ourselves for about an hour and a half. Big beautiful boulders around the falls for you sit and eat lunch while watching the water. Nicely marked the whole way. Loved this one!

hiking
7 days ago

Absolutely beautiful hike!!

hiking
13 days ago

This is my favorite trail so far! It’s rugged enough to be interesting but not difficult. The Falls is pretty and you can get in the water too.

24 days ago

Was definitely a beautiful hike :)

24 days ago

Beautiful hike with a cool swimming hole at the end.

hiking
1 month ago

A beautiful day for a hike today! Lots of people were there enjoying the falls! If planning a hike take beach towels, swimming wear or a change of clothes. Take a picnic and have fun all day swimming at the mini beach. There may be a spot even to set up a hammock! There are two trailheads on 195 the first one is a 4 mile hike to the falls. About 3 or so miles up the gravel road is another trailhead. This one is unmarked. There use to be a sign but no longer there. That trail is a mile hike to the falls. (That’s the one I take). The trail is well worn. The hike is easy for the most part but a few spots are a little tricky and slick.

hiking
1 month ago

We had an amazing hike out to the falls and back. Ran into people of a variety of age and even a couple of pups with their PAWrents along the way. The directions led us directly to the trail head which was fantastic. We will definitely make this hike again!

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome falls well worth the hike in but don’t believe the sign it’s not 1 mile to Dog Slaughter falls!! Would be awesome swimming hole in summer!

hiking
2 months ago

Agree with everyone else on this trail. Nice trail to saunter on and enjoy the scenery all along the way. It is odd that the trail marking ends above the falls. Once you get to the falls area, continue past it and you will find the scramble down. Not easy, but very doable. Note that this trail marking is the later access, and you actually pass the true trailhead to get here. It is not marked on the road, but there are usually vehicles parked here. Just use the GPS markings. The trail, including the scramble down to the falls is 1.5 miles out, making an out and back of 3 miles. I have had this issue a couple times with AllTrails, where the stated distance is not accurate. I believe mainly because it uses too few points to map the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail. From the gravel road to the trail to the waterfall it was beautiful. So much to see on this trail, it is a heavily trafficked trail. The hike is steep and slippery in some places, narrow in other places, with many little creek crossings. Even though this trail is short in length it is a trail to take your time and allow alot of time. Rock formation, swimming holes, and rhododendron covered trail makes this trail one of our favorites. Please watch small children and pets a few places with steep embankments and not much room for error. Very well marked trail until the very end. Happy Hiking!

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike. Beautiful rock formations and an awesome waterfall at the end!! We were able to walk down to the falls and actually walk behind the waterfall. A pretty cool perspective! Will definitely come back to this trail.

3 months ago

Loveee this trail! We rated this in our 3 favorite places we've hiked in Kentucky. The drive back to the trail was a little "are we ever gonna make it there?" But once we got there it was no issue! We took off at the bridge trail (shorter than the other trail head) very awesome hike. The river/ creek is beside you on the right the whole way through which was phenomenal. Once you get closer to the falls you may want to keep pets and children away from the ledge. I took my dog and she enjoyed this hike as much as we did. Once you're at the falls there is so much to see! Make sure you look around every where near the actual falls! the view is amazing all around there. Would recommend this hike 10/10. The hike back is a little more strenuous but still not bad at all! Will be going back again!! Enjoy!! And once you're finished with this hike head down to the falls resort and enjoy the views there as well!

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked from the first trail head and it was rough. Looks like this part of the trail has not had maintenance in a while. Lots of blow downs and over growth. If you hike this section be prepared to get your feet wet. Starts off nice, but just gets rough. The second part of the trail from the bridge was great! LOVED the waterfall, made it worth it. Decided to hike back to the second trail head and then walked the road to the first trail head where our car was to avoid the mess we had to hike through.

4 months ago

Awesome hike! Beautiful scenery!!!!!

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful out and back hike. Total of 2.2 miles from second trailhead. Cross bridge over creek then follow trail to the right. Several small up and down paths on trail. Wonderful view of the falls at end of trail.
Can continue trail to tha Cumberland river and then on to the Sheltowee trace trail.

hiking
4 months ago

This is a beautiful trail and a great waterfall. Super easy and great for kids. Watch the edges along the trail. If your careful, you can walk behind this waterfall.

hiking
4 months ago

A great hike today with Adam and pebbles,beautiful waterfalls!!

4 months ago

Could hike this trail many times,the falls was beautiful!!!

hiking
5 months ago

Perfect hike all year round!

hiking
5 months ago

Another awesome waterfall the Daniel Boone has to offer. Just a small hike off of the Sheltowee or park at the trail head. Awesome trail. A couple of very dangerous drops if you have kids. A lot of water holes along the trail to play in.

hiking
5 months ago

It is beautiful right now because its almost totally frozen.

hiking
6 months ago

It’s a beautiful hike. It took a little longer than we planned but it was really nice.

hiking
6 months ago

This is a nice, moderate hike with a stunning waterfall to reward your 1.1 mile trek out. I went for the first time in mid-November of this year on a cool, crisp morning. The trail is well-traversed and, for the most part, easy to hike. There are a few short stretches with steep and rocky terrain but is otherwise totally doable and easy. Before getting off the highway make sure you tap the location button and open it in your mobile maps app. It will take you to the exact location (the trailhead is tucked away a bit in the woods!)

hiking
7 months ago

Hiked this trail with my dog. i chose the second trail head because of time. Entrance is about 2.7 miles on forest road #195, off of hwy 90. The road is gravel and you won’t need a 4 wheel drive. I actually passed up the entrance to the trail, and had to back track and look closely. There is an entrance that is about 0.7 mile off of hwy 90, but this is a longer trail. Today the leaves are covering the trail but it is still fairly easily visualized. Be careful because they are also slick. The trail follows alongside the creek most of the trail. Right before reaching the falls, the trail forked and I followed the right which leads to a dead end but it is very dangerous because it is the top of the cliff that is parallel to the falls. This really needs a caution sign because you could easily slip and fall over this cliff if you aren’t paying close attention!The falls are gorgeous and there are plenty of rocks to climb on and the falls is easy to access and I look forward to hiking this trail again!

hiking
7 months ago

Loved this hike.

hiking
7 months ago

This hike was beautiful! Definitely worth it to see the falls at the end, however it was a bit strenuous with a child. There are a lot of rocks and steep inclines that could be difficult for young children. Experienced adults should have no problem. I carried my almost 3 year old son in and out and whew, it was rough! Gorgeous, gorgeous rocks and waterfall though!

8 months ago

Great trail moderate work put in for a great reward at the finish very pretty waterfall.

hiking
9 months ago

so beautiful! Great hike & the waterfall is a great reward.

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