Tioga Falls Hiking Trail

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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
324 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

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.

7 days ago

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.

10 days ago

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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21 days ago

Beautiful views along this short scenic trail crossing a railroad near a bridge. Sadly I’ve yet to see much flowing water in the falls. Hopefully next time. Still a recommended trail for a morning stretch.

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26 days ago

Great hike with an awesome waterfall! Recommend wearing boots. Some portions are pretty rocky.

1 month ago

good trail, make sure you wear good shoes, mostly up hill.
beautiful water fall

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2 months ago

A good trail to take family and pets. Really enjoyable hike that ended with a beautiful waterfall. Great experience

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2 months ago

Good trail. It can be a little slippery though.

2 months ago

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3 months ago

we enjoyed our first hike! very pretty.

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3 months 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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3 months ago

awesome experience

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