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Amazing hike! I took this hike on a Sunday (Mother's Day) and it was not too crowded. My family was unsuccessful in finding the second trailhead. After 45 min of searching we gave up and chanced the first trailhead. (It was a little over 3.5 miles one way). The scenery walking to the trails was nice, so give yourself time if you are someone who likes to stop and check out the views. Bring a lunch and plan to stay for awhile at the falls because it is BEAUTIFUL! I definitely plan to return and hike this trail again...but not until I figure out where the shorter trailhead. :)

hiking
5 hours ago

Great trail! Super easy! Kid friendly also!

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rocky
7 hours ago

the start of the trial is easy and mostly flat with a few stream crossings but the closer you get to the falls it becomes very steep and very slippery. need some good hiking shoes and a walking stick. over all it was worth the trip. must add we followed the directions from this site and it took us down a narrow dirt road very steep to a river crossing with an old bridge with no guard rails the bridge is in bad shape but I did take the SUV over it and the other side ain't no better its very steep and slippery and no where to turn around. I was very uneasy with the road and our daughter was scared and screaming but we made it. just a heads up. but again the falls are beautiful and the water is cold but relaxing. well worth the trip. will be back real soon. also we passed a few people with little babies in a back pack not a good idea. my girlfriend took a nasty fall and banged up her elbow.

Great trail! As mentioned before it’s steep coming in and going out. We went counterclockwise and it felt like the steepest part was coming back out. Great for the Glutes! It was rainy, so the trail was a little muddy in places, but still so much fun! The waterfall was amazing and the sandy beach area gave you a place to hang out right by the falls and you didn’t need water shoes in the water. It had very soft sand. Our son sat in the waterfall like a crazy person, lol. The water was chilly to walk barefoot in, much less sit under the water fall. We had lunch there and just enjoyed the day, then saw the arch just down from there. All in all a great trail and not hard to navigate. Will definitely go back!

It is not private property, despite the sign. It is owned almost entirely by Scott County, KY. The Skinnersburg Rd entrance requires a 20 minute walk to the Blue Trail trailhead. The Gaines Rd entrance is only 150 yards where the Orange Trail begins and is used much less. I’ve been there more than a dozen times (I live in Scott County). Winter and shoulder seasons are great. Summer features serious ticks, so recommend all precautions. Watch for mountain bikers (they built the trails and have right of way). Little elevation changes, but interesting and well maintained. It is switchback world as the mountain bikers were shooting for mileage in the limited area. Best to have map (Google it) lest you accidentally cross switchbacks or enter a loop without realizing it. GPS once put my car’s waypoint 2 miles from where I left it, so be aware. I always take a phone based GPS so I’m never lost more than 5 minutes unless the GPS is lost (rare), and then it’s 20 minutes.

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rocky
11 hours ago

The hike was moderate in the beginning easy walking a flat path with the occasional creek cross, but the closer you get to the falls the harder it becomes! Good shoes with a strong tread are highly encouraged. Also IMO a hiking stick is necessary and could potentially save you from falling down. Warning the long gravel road is not marked! Make sure you are using a map. It is so easy to take a wrong turn and good luck turning your vehicle around!

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muddy
11 hours ago

Few spot was muddy, trail is well used, and new bridge is a cool add

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washed out
12 hours ago

Great trail. Loved it. Your feet will get wet though. You will cross Copperas Creek several times and it gets deep in places, especially after a good rain. But the falls are beautiful and worth it!

hiking
12 hours ago

We only did the arch and back...it was raining and muddy. The arch was nice and there was a little waterfall.

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muddy
13 hours ago

Great trail to hike on in Lexington. Lots of different paths to take and plenty of creek beds.

hiking
13 hours ago

Good trail however there are NO city views as referenced by another biker. That’s the reason we added this second one on for the day. Bummer

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muddy
13 hours ago

A very beautiful trail. Easy trail at the beginning beautiful small falls through out the trail. When you get closer to the main falls gets narrow and a small rock with a rope that can help you down. We went after it rain the day before very muddy. Dont get caught in the rain the trail gets extremely muddy. Overall very beautiful trail. Be a great trail to hike in the fall some truly beautiful falls. Definitely going back.

Absolutely beautiful. It’s been rainy, so tons of small waterfalls in addition to the Van Hook. Somewhat muddy, but otherwise easy path. Falls are just past the two footbridges.

Well worth the hike. Nice, challenging trail with a few cool spots. Hiking past the bridge about 30 minutes provides view of a beautiful falls and a serene creek.

Really pretty trail. We hiked to the bridge and then about 3/4 of a mile beyond. Relatively easy going, and not too muddy, despite all the rain recently. Decent elevation change - my watch says 58 flights climbed

Awesome but relatively rough for us but enjoyed no doubt. Trails were clear, steap and rocky in places. Just the way we like it.

hiking
14 hours ago

This was such a fun little trail! It’s short but the terrain was interesting. There are lot of pine trees and gets sort of rocky but it’s not a difficult hike. The rock you’re hiking to is really cool as well. It looks like a large beech tree that has fallen. Super cool hike, I recommend it.

hiking
14 hours ago

Easy hike! Busy day, but beautiful overlook!

Hiked with Jacob!

hiking
15 hours ago

great for kids

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rocky
16 hours ago

Great hike. Longer than 6 miles round trip. Close to 7 miles. Nonetheless the destination is beautiful !

the gates are all locked

Great hike! Kids loved it!

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rocky
16 hours ago

This is a very nice trail! There are a lot of side trails so you need to follow the map closely, but other than that it was a super fun 2 hour hike!!

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