Tioga Falls Hiking Trail

MODERATE 107 reviews
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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
354 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

5 days ago

great short hike, they do detour park of the hike down the road from the parking lot so just follow it to where it rejoins the trail. beside to bring a camera and bug spray

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13 days ago

13 days ago

awesome experience

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1 month ago

Beautiful trail and the waterfall is beautiful

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1 month ago

The beginning of the trail leads you to a trail closure but do not fret, simply follow the detour signs! The hike is beautiful and very easy. The greenery and birds lead you to escape the city. The gorgeous hike leads to a breathtaking waterfall. Worth it!

Very easy trail. Lots of rocks so wear good shoes! Worth the small hike! Use the detour trail since the main trail is closed off! There are signs for it just head towards the first sign down the road till you see the next sign :) happy trails !

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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

2 months 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!

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2 months ago

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2 months 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!

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2 months 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!

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3 months 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!

3 months 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!