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

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.

backpacking
7 days 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
13 days 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
19 days 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
21 days 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
25 days ago

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

26 days ago

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

1 month ago

Very nice hike, some elevation changes and a beautiful waterfall

1 month ago

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

hiking
2 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.

2 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
2 months ago

Good easy hike.

hiking
3 months ago

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

3 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
5 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
6 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.

6 months 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.

7 months 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

hiking
7 months 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.

hiking
7 months ago

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

8 months ago

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

8 months ago

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

trail running
9 months ago

Good trail. It can be a little slippery though.

hiking
9 months ago

we enjoyed our first hike! very pretty.

10 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

10 months ago

awesome experience

11 months ago

Beautiful trail and the waterfall is beautiful

hiking
11 months 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!

11 months ago

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 !

hiking
11 months ago

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hiking
Thursday, June 08, 2017

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

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