Tioga Falls Hiking Trail 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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
11 days ago

The falls are absolutely beautiful!

hiking
15 days ago

Hiked the trail today after 2+ “ of rain yesterday! The falls were fantastic!! We stayed probably 45 minutes taking pics and just enjoying the fall!! Great easy hike to go. Loved it!!

21 days ago

Part of the trail is out so you have to walk on the street for a bit. Most of the trail is well maintained. Only thing that makes it moderate is a couple hills. Beautiful view of the falls at the end of the tral. Well worth the hike.

26 days ago

I was slightly disappointed in the trail. That could be because I am not entirely sure what qualifies as a 'moderate' trail in difficulty. The trail was rocky, meaning small to medium rocks everywhere making it rough to walk. Part of the trail is closed so there is no loop. You get to the falls and must turn around.

1 month ago

Went early this October morning. Saw lots of deer and pretty views. Good hike.

1 month ago

This was a great trail. The uphill slope was a great workout and the falls at the end were beautiful. I think it is worth mentioning the mileage is slightly off as part of the trail is closed off and you must follow a trail detour down the road a ways.

hiking
1 month ago

Went again awesome trail. Would love to go back when its changed more to fall colors.

2 months ago

Great little hike. The falls at the end depend on how much it rains.

hiking
3 months ago

This trail gives a decent workout getting to the falls as most is uphill but not too bad of a climb. There are a lot of rocks on the first part of the trail but later gets better. The falls are nice when you get to the end you have to go back the same way you came in. Overall a nice hike.

3 months ago

It’s a nice little trail with some good views. Heavily trafficked with a great deal of trash around the falls. We hiked out as much trash as we could.

hiking
3 months ago

Combined with the Bridges To The Past Trail you can get a good 5 mile hike. Even though it was a very hot & muggy day, we enjoyed the area and history. Trails are in good shape. Don't wander off the trails too far unless it is one of the places they want to to go see.

4 months ago

half way can be a bit steap and slick but the waterfall is beautiful.

hiking
4 months ago

This was a very pretty trail and falls. Just be careful where you walk the Goverment has alot of stuff marked and there are active train track you have to go over.

backpacking
5 months ago

Did this hike with 60-pound pack with wife who had a 40-pound pack on as well. Had no issues getting up and down the hike but I’m more than positive that had it rained, that’ll be a different story. There was a detour that removed a bit of incline, but once you get past the tracks it’s a good incline part there. Nice trail to actually have near the Army post where a lot of the area’s happenings occur. Quite picturesque for the location in my opinion. Definitely doing this again.

hiking
5 months ago

One of the best if not the best trails in Louisville area! There is so much to see and do here! The park is a little off the beaten path so there's never been a time when I've gone and ran into a lot of people! So it makes for a great way to escape the crazy lifestyle and people of Louisville!

hiking
5 months ago

Hiked Tioga Falls yesterday morning. Hike this trail quite frequently. Good trail after the initial climb. It eventually levels off and the falls are at the end of the trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice hike. Trail head has changed. Beautiful waterfall. A brief incline that will get you warmed up. Only downside - There were a couple of sketchy guys that showed up (not typical hikers) that showed up. Definitely would not hike this alone.

hiking
5 months ago

Pretty cool. Reminded me of Harrod’s Creek except no climbing.

5 months ago

nice water falls, trail has been modified so the trail head is a bit inaccurate but still beautiful

6 months ago

Very nice hike, some elevation changes and a beautiful waterfall

6 months ago

Easy hike with some steep inclines but nothing terrible. Absolutely breathtaking waterfall at the top. Must do!

hiking
7 months ago

Nice to have a waterfall view this close to the city, but it’s a short hike devoid of much other scenery. Trail quiets down once you pass the railroad trestle.

7 months ago

An easy hike and the waterfall was beautiful. The RV towards the beginning of the hike made me a little nervous. A little bit of trash around the waterfall, I picked up what I could so hopefully others could enjoy.

hiking
7 months ago

Good easy hike.

hiking
8 months ago

So beautiful and pup friendly! Very steep beginning incline and obviously ending decline.

8 months ago

Beautiful rocky trail with vistas and some history leading to a gorgeous 3 tiered waterfall. We were lucky to visit after a rainy early spring. As we turned the last corner, the falls was roaring. Spectacular. In dry spells, it recedes to dribble. Still worthy of a trek, but not so spectacular.

hiking
10 months ago

Excellent short Trail to do in the winter after a cold spell. When the waterfall would be frozen, also great in the fall for the wildflowers. But I do wish the individuals with spray paint would have an extremely bad year.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice trail, well marked. The falls had a decent amount of water flowing, better than expected. The only downfall is that you have to walk past a weird RV equipped camp that looks like something straight out of the Walking Dead.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Great hike if you combine it with the Bridges to the Past trail. Tioga Falls trail has changed since I last hiked it twenty years ago. There is no loop, in fact the first quarter mile is a detour, then it reenters the woods on a steep climb to the trestle, then another steep climb to the ridge. Never strenuous, but the first climb to the trestle may induce a little huff and puffing. There is a weird old building and a trailer out front, complete with a KY 1990's license plate. The building had lights on , but could not tell if anyone occupies it. You will pass this area on the detour route.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

It was closed and scary to run by yourself. Bring a friend cus no one will hear you scream and it has freaky old campers on side of back road with old abandoned buildings . No safe to be alone

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