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Yahoo Falls Trail is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Whitley City, Kentucky that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.2 mi Elevation gain 646 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Running

Cave

Forest

River

Views

Waterfall

Wildlife

Blowdown

Muddy

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Please note that road closures have been reported leading up to this trail.

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Reviews (308)
Photos (465)
Recordings (181)
Completed (618)
Ariel Fugate
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Hiking

Keep going past where this app takes you. You’ll follow the sign for the picnic area and find a parking lot by the restroom. From there the falls are just 0.25 and the arch is about a mile past that. We went to the arch first then down to the falls, which I recommend. Bugs weren’t too bad around 3pm. Stick your head under the falls or sit in the water at the bottom. Feels great.

Wayne Baker
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Hiking

Very nice trail! The falls is deficient in volume to make it an attraction. However, the arch is simply amazing! Restrooms are in the parking lot at the opposite end of the trail from the trailhead. Nice and clean. Good experience!

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Samantha Lindsey
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HikingBugsOver grown

We started the trail close to sunrise and the bugs were terrible, we got 0.5 miles in and had to turn around because the bugs were so bad. The trail also needed some trimming.

Kelly Lammers
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Hiking

Incredible waterfall. Claims to be the tallest in KY. It was fun to get all the way to the bottom. Well kept and easy for the entire family including the dog.

Lyla Evans
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Hiking

Absolutely beautiful. We’ve been on a waterfall rod trip and this was one of our favorites by far. The area once you get down to the falls is breathtaking. The hike is pretty easy. You’re definitely going to break a sweat. I slipped and fell once because there was a lot of mud/water the day we went. The worst part is climbing up the steps and the end.

Regan D.
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HikingMuddy

The fall was awesome, and the streams nearby were fun to look at too. The arch was a nice detour, but skip it if you want a shorter walk. We walked down the stairs and took the loop up which was easier, but I think I would prefer to do it the other direction next time so that you reach the bottom of the falls near the end of the hike instead of right at the beginning. Definitely park at the parking lot and not the trailhead. Watch out for cobwebs if you are going anytime in the morning

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Macie Kidd
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HikingBugs

This map starts at the trailhead on the main road. If you drive a little further down there is a parking lot for yahoo falls and it is much closer! If you start at the trailhead like we did, you’ll have to park your car on the side of the road and walk the ridge which is festering with horse flys and mosquitoes. The path comes over the natural arch which was beautiful and then continues along the stream right to the falls. It was breathtaking. We have never seen such a beautiful place as this. If we had a do over we will definitely park at the parking lot next time. It was quite a hike getting back to the car.

Jayna M. Day
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Hiking

Great trail. Not hard. Bathrooms available at parking lot.Yahoo arch is about 1.25 miles past falls. Walk over the arch, it is worth while.

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Keshia T.
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Hiking

What a trail. I only went the Falls loop and did not get to go to the arch. It is very well kept and I definitely will be revisiting sometime. The steps are a lot, but if you can make it through that you’ll do fine. My recommendation is go down the stairs instead of doing the rest of the loop and then coming up them. Very cool experience to see Kentucky’s tallest waterfall.

Heather Lange
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yahoo arch & falls were great. no parking lot on the arch side but some space on the side of the road. markers arch less impressive & traveled but still nice little mile round trip.

Jeanna Hodge
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Hiking

Beautiful rocks along the way

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Frank Nolan
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HikingMuddy

Love this waterfall. very quick to reach the falls. The arch is beautiful kind of a steep incline

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Sara Gregory
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HikingMuddy

Hiked in the morning on Memorial Day and thoroughly enjoyed it! It was a bit muddy, but that’s to be expected near a waterfall and especially with recent rain. We followed some good advice to go down the stairs first and come back up the far side with the switchbacks — to go clockwise around the loop essentially. Look forward to going back again!

Tony Lykins
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Hiking

Beautiful trail!! This was my second time to yahoo falls and arch. I love it out here! Kids did too!!

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Kristal Harper
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Hiking

Good trail but definitely watch for snakes in mid May.....

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Penny Begley
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Walking

This is a great trail. It was quite a bit longer than the app said it would be, but that was fine. We saw several kinds of wildflowers. There were some muddy places, a few slick spots and some steps, but overall it is a pretty easy hike. I highly recommend this trail!

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Katesha Wise
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Hiking

Very nice hiking trail well taken care of and pictures can no do justice for the arch or falls

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Christie V.
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HikingMuddy

Even if you see the sign stating road closed ahead you can still get to the falls. Tallest waterfall in Kentucky. Lots of stairs if you have bad knees. Be sure to visit the river overlook immediately as you leave the parking area. Saturday May 9.

Paige Haar
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Hiking

My family & I went here for Mother’s Day! Beautiful place to hike & the road is not closed! Took my 2 year old and 4 year old son and they thoroughly enjoyed it!

Renee Konkle
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Hiking

When you enter yahoo falls you would see sign said road closed but you can go to other road where picnic area is then you can go to trail there. It is beautiful waterfall and arches!! Loved it!! Definitely come back.

Tony Lykins
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Hiking

This was an awesome and beautiful hike. The road is not closed. You’ll see signs stating the road is closed, but turn left on Yahoo Falls Road toward the picnic area. You can drive straight in. We took the extended leg out to the arch. This is also beautiful and very nice to see. We highly recommend this hike for anyone who wants a beautiful walk through the woods.

Samantha Furnish
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HikingMuddy

Beautiful! The road is closed so we had to walk about 2 miles on the road to get to the actual start of the trail. Well worth it. :)

Shelley Cox
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Walking

my family of 6 did this trail, including a 1 yr old, 8yr old, 9yr old, 12 yr old. It was a very long walk from our entrance! We all loved this trail! The GPS took us into a side trail would definitely recommend hiking in from main entrance but beautiful arch and rock walls. The falls was the most beautiful one I've seen and I grew up in KY! We saw lots of little red salamanders, beautiful HUGE trees around as well! we would recommend this to a family! was great to get the kids outside and exploring.

Richard Spencer
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Hiking

Had a blast with my daughter on this trail! Definitely worth the trip as long as you take the right trails and take the time to enjoy the beauty of nature.

Mike Biddle
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Do It! A Great trail

Billy Johnson
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Hiking

Wonderful trail!

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Alexa Buccieri
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Hiking

Loved it. The arch and waterfall are beautiful. So many wildflowers and butterflies. Also saw a decent sized black rat snake. I’ll definitely be returning to explore further.

Misty P.
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Hiking

The falls was very little.

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Ashley O’Ryan
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Hiking

I went on this hike for the first time about a week ago. It is beautiful! I will definitely go again! There’s a small river crossing, waterfall from above is just as amazing as from the bottom, an arch, and beautiful stroll through the woods. The directions from this app want you to stop too soon though. Keep going until you see an official sign on the right, and there will be a parking lot at the trail head.

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