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This is not a trail! It doesn’t exist. The directions take you to the end of a bridge. Asked a woman that lived there 40 years she said there is no trail.

Just hiked it yesterday. Great gem of a hike in KY! Know that there are 2 trailhead starting points. The first one you come to is 8+ miles hike out and back and the second one is 2+ miles out and back. We took the shorter one with kids as young as 7 years old and a dog that all had no problem. All of us were in gym shoes. Trail was easy to moderate. It had some small icy and muddy patches, but nothing significant. Worth packing a towel for the shoes and hands. The creek and the falls were flowing beautifully! I suspect this is highly trafficked in warm weather because, despite only being mid-40s, there were still 8-10 cars of people hiking it. Will definitely return in the future. Plus it’s just a few miles stop from the big Cumberland Falls, the KY Niagara.

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muddy
rocky
1 day ago

This is a great trail to a breathtaking waterfall that has three levels to it. The top level of the falls is a twin waterfall. You also cross a train track with an amazing view out over the valley. Don’t let the “creepy building” that everyone is talking about freak you out. The Tioga Falls trail originally belonged to Ft. Knox (in fact the trail is really an old road) and I think this building also used to be used for Ft. Knox. I believe they sold it off and someone lives in it now (part of the reason the trail has a detour as it used to go through their property). Looks like an old pump house building or something. Part of it has a living quarters. I have been here several times. It is quite difficult to climb up the falls and there are signs everywhere discouraging you not to do so. I also had a run in with a Copperhead once when I was hiking it by myself during the summer. He was laying on the trail. I went on my way and he went on his way. Part of hiking in KY during the summertime. I always keep a walking stick on me.

Terrible trail. Completely overgrown and thorny. Trail hard to find in places. Downed trees over parts of trail. One of the bridges is out, so we had to turn around. Also appears that part of the trail is now private property. I do not recommend. To date - worst trail I’ve ever been on.

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muddy
1 day ago

Really enjoyed this hike. Fairly muddy in several spots due to a lot of heavy rain recently, but still passable. We hiked it with a 7 year old, 5 year old, and 2 year old. It was challenging, but doable!

hiking
1 day ago

Just a short stroll out to a nice panoramic view.

Trail was nice , benches . Views were ok probably better in fall.

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icy
muddy
rocky
scramble
2 days ago

We did this hike with our 2 border collie/Aussie mix dogs. We loved it. We went clockwise on the loop part and I would highly recommend it for anyone else doing it with dogs. Coming down the rock scramble wasn’t bad I want down at parts the dogs couldn’t quite do it on their own, and my wife helped scoot the dogs towards me and I helped them the rest of the way on each part, then came down her self. Great views, it was a fun hike. We started around 1600 and it wasn’t very busy either.

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful trail that loops down to a creek. We only did half, starting at the split going counter clockwise. We opted to double back because crossing the creek would have meant wet feet. This time of year is great because there are fewer people, bugs and snakes about. Plus, much cooler temps. This part of Kentucky can get very hot and humid in the summer.

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flooded
icy
muddy
off trail
rocky
washed out
2 days ago

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muddy
2 days ago

hiking
muddy
2 days ago

horseback riding
2 days ago

For all the rain we have had the trails were really good for horseback riding.

hiking
muddy
2 days ago

Lots of rock formations to climb on!

This trail has really great views while being easy to access and easy to walk. Being so flat and having a wide gravel trail makes it a great hike for folks with mobility issues who want to get out and enjoy nature but need a flat, level walking surface. It's also easy for jogging strollers. The bridge before the tunnel was a little scary, but well worth it. My only complaint was the end by the golf course was a bit confusing--looks like people fenced it off as private property. There's no signage there to instruct where to go or that it's the trail's end. Overall great trail, well maintained, minimal trash, lots of great views including the beautiful Clear Creek and the awesome train tunnel.

Awesome time with awesome friends. Started counter clockwise and went to Courthouse first. Very muddy following days and days of rain but did not ruin anything. The views during what’s left of winter allowed great views for the entire time.

We loved this hike. Wish we had more time to explore. Thick layer of leaves covering the trail going in, diverse path types, lots to stop and take in.

backpacking
icy
muddy
3 days ago

We missed the split off to the scramble up the staircase and we decided it was too dangerous to go down it, especially with a dog. The ice was melting and falling all around us, but it was still fun. Will definitely go back with screenshotted instructions on how to get to it.

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