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For a somewhat local trail to me it has a great view of the river and valley below at parts of the trail. Seeing the old Civil War grounds is a nice added bonus.

hiking
23 hours ago

I had done this trail several months ago and wasn't very impressed. I decided to try again this spring. I read about the '1970's route' and I really enjoyed it!! If you are at all interested in this trail, please try this route. Believe me, you will not be disappointed. The scenery is beautiful, the trail is hard, but not too hard. I'm sure for very experienced hikers it may not be difficult, but the view makes up for it. I'm not an extremely experienced hiker, but I am pretty in shape and this trail was just hard enough for me. I thoroughly enjoyed it and the waterfall is a view you don't see very often in Central Kentucky. Check it out, this is a must see!!

Awesome adventure!!! One more waterfall adventure to add to my bucket list! The hike was pretty lengthy and at times the trail was a little hard to find. But we managed and enjoyed every bit of it. Definitely recommend!

Great views from a short trail. Very easy access. Normally people on the trail.

Nice spot, very quick. If you go further past Princess Arch there is a great spot for views. For how short it is and how much there is to see, you can't beat it. Right next to Chimney Rock also which is a must for great views

Nice decent length trail. Few very cool spots off this one, including the frog head rock.

This is a short steep trail from the trailhead on Route 715. The if it has been dry for a day the trail seemed very safe. I would not try it when wet or icy! Many scrambles but nothing my 270 pound 6'0" frame had trouble with. The crack which leads to the Arch at the Cliff is awesome but somewhat challenging. The rock obstacle you come to is a bit hard but if the tree ladder is in place it is not bad at all. I got through the following hole just fine and proceeded into the cave. The view from the ledge of the arch is breathtaking. The only problem I had was getting back over the rock in the crack. The tree ladder was gone and my daughter couldn't lift or push me. After about 5 minutes of trying I finally got up by using some very old chimney climbing skills. We left the crack and hung to the right which gave a easy route to the top of Cloud Splitter. Nothing like it anywhere. The view is breathtaking. Total round trip was 1,4 miles total as we were able to park very close to the trail head. The ranger said as long as all four tires are off the road you can park on any of the number of pull offs in the park.

backpacking
1 day ago

This has been beyond the best hike and park I have hiked in thus far in central Kentucky. The initial hike begins with a steep uphill hike that takes you to a fork that reads "Indian outlook or west pinnacle", I took Indian outlook because it branches off to other parts that are easily accessible. The views are by far the best!!!!

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

Nice hiking trail. The small trails that shoot off from the main trail are worth exploring.

Easy walking trail with the reward of a picturesque arch at the end

First time here! First time in the dark! Loved this trail, definitely not easy lol. Hubby, kids and I made it to the bridge and back. Definitely want to go again when there's more daylight but when you work, you get it in when you can.