Tioga Falls Hiking Trail [CLOSED]

MODERATE 95 reviews
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Tioga Falls Hiking Trail [CLOSED] is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near West Point, Kentucky that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
354 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

closed

A portion of this trail is currently closed. About 1/3 of a mile from the trailhead, the trail splits to form the loop. This loop trail passes by 2 large train trestles that are still operational, but please stay off of the tracks. You will soon pass by an old set of stone steps, these steps lead downhill to remnants of an old spring house near the creek below. This was used as a stopping place for carriages in the 19th century. After about a mile you will come to the Tioga Falls, which is actually a series of falls, or even a cascade if the water flow is light. From top to bottom, the Falls are about 130 feet high. At this point the trail turns and loops back to the trailhead. The lower portion of the loop follows Tioga Creek, for approximately 1/2 mile. The trail soon reconnects, leading back to the parking area.

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

Great hike, suitable​ for kids. waterfall is picturesque.

16 days ago

Easy enough trail. If you have a romantic interest who likes hiking and great scenery, this is a great place to go. I was Rico Suave yesterday and got some great smooches here!

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

My cousin and I did the trail yesterday and it was gorgeous. It's a pretty steep incline but the challenge is so worth it. We went all the way up to the top waterfall, which is prohibited, but it was an amazing experience. It was overall dry and nice to walk. The water is freezing but so clear and refreshing to get in after the 300+ foot incline. We absolutely loved it and it will be a yearly hike for us! Bring bug spray!

hiking
20 days ago

This is a very short hike but great if you just have a couple hours and want to get out. This app says this hike is closed but it is not. However, there is a detour and you can easily follow the signs around the closed section of the hike.
This is a very basic hike but was a fun and short adventure!

hiking
1 month ago

Im a little out of shape and this trail took my breath away walking up the incline but it also took my breath away at the beauty i found at the end of the trail!

1 month ago

The most amazing beautiful waterfall I have hiked too so far!!! Main trail is closed but a detour is available. It was a pretty steep incline but not too much. Great exercise and the prize or the falls was simply breathtaking! The photos I've seen online don't do it justice! I've added a few of my own so others get an idea of how gorgeous it is. I drove from Lexington and I will be doing it again!!! My heart is at Tioga Falls!

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Very muddy conditions for most of the trail, there is rock and roots to assist in making it up the hills for the most part but some parts are very slick and mush.
The falls are pretty but because of the restrictions on where you are "allowed to stand" and the overgrowth of trees you can't see the biggest part of the falls really.
It is open now, but there is a detour from where the trail was reworked.

hiking
1 month ago

One of the best hikes near Louisville. Go after a huge rainstorm and the falls are insane

hiking
1 month ago

just an FYI the trail is back open and new,STAY OFF THE TRACKS AND FALLS THEMSELVES,the trail is being monitored by law enforcement and they are writing tickets.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful! It didn't feel like it was 1.8 miles 1 way especially coming back. It felt shorter. This trail maybe a bit challenging for someone who has problems walking because of the rocks on the trail. I suggest going after a good rain. Wear good Hiking boots that are water proof. your feet will get muddy depending on where you're walking.

2 months ago

Beautiful trail and amazing waterfall

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail leading to an amazing view of the waterfall

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

good trail short but good! trail is a bit rough terrains once u get closer to the falls but not hard. the waterfall is worth ever sec of the hike soooo pretty! its a gem!

2 months ago

3 months ago

4 months ago

This trail is still closed and doesn't look like much is being worked on. It was quite disappointing to walk in that far and then have to turn around. We found signs on the ground after we walked back out.