Tioga Falls Hiking Trail

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Tioga Falls Hiking Trail is a 2.1 mile loop trail located near West Point, KY and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

2.2 miles 318 feet Loop
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Wooded trail, high train trestles, 130 ft waterfall. Very nice hike through a hardwood forest. About 1/3 of a mile from the trailhead, the trail splits to form the loop. I recommend taking the left trail first, which will get the climb over with so that it is all downhill from there. 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 remnents 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.

Cherie Mullins
1 day ago

2 Completed0 Reviews

Nice hike. All uphill until you get to the falls, then turn around and come back down the same trail to return to parking area. You'll have to cross a railroad track to continue trail on the other side, but worth it. The falls is really lovely if it has been raining a couple days before because it will be at full blast!
I would rate this as moderate because of the uphill trail, but you can take breaks and do this! Wear shoes with good soles because there is a lot of rocks and gravel.

Justin Young
5 days ago

4 Completed0 Reviews

Enjoyable hike and well marked.

Dennis Tracy
28 days ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Nice walk in the woods for a hour or so with a rewarding water falls at the end. Apparently you formerly looped back around to the beginning but now signs tell you to STOP and go back the way you arrived! (although we saw at least one fellow venture the old route)
Good hike with generous uphills/downhills enough to get this duo (combined age 130+) breathing but overall not too difficult. Encountered fellow hikers with children and dogs and all seemed to enjoy. While we might have been a week or two early for foliage, the falls was in good form and the weather perfect.

Sarah Latham
29 days ago

2 Completed0 Reviews

There was no loop was a there and back. Nice trail but had some trees down over the trail.

amy martin
1 month ago

3 Completed0 Reviews

Paige Zwirner
1 month ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Nice quick trail. Good uphill jaunt before getting to the falls. Some interesting history to the area.

Ellen Micheletti
2 months ago

3 Completed2 Reviews

I went this weekend. It used to be a loop, but now is there and back. The falls were very nice when I went, but the trail is pretty eroded and rocky.

Travis Bradford
3 months ago

5 Completed2 Reviews

Pretty good. A bit short but a good little jaunt.

Rick Adam-Hammack
4 months ago

1 Completed3 Reviews

No idea why that double posted, admin feel free to delete one, and this message as well.

Rick Adam-Hammack
4 months ago

1 Completed3 Reviews

Hiked many times, always enjoyed. Kentucky's only (i believe) multi tiered waterfall at the pinnacle of the path. The top waterfalls collection pool is the source of the second waterfall.

Has been closed for a few months, but word on the trail is that it's open now!

-And dont forget, it's a wild area with wildlife! Last time hiked, there was a surprise gift in the middle of the path, in the form of a coiled Copperhead snake!

Rick Adam-Hammack
4 months ago

1 Completed3 Reviews

Hiked many times, always enjoyed. Kentucky's only (i believe) multi tiered waterfall at the pinnacle of the path. The top waterfalls collection pool is the source of the second waterfall.

Has been closed for a few months, but word on the trail is that it's open now!

-And dont forget, it's a wild area with wildlife! Last time hiked, there was a surprise gift in the middle of the path, in the form of a coiled Copperhead snake!

Lauren Thompson
6 months ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

Disregard my rating. Just an FYI post...
It was in the local news that this trail has recently reopened, but I have not been yet. Some friends who went out with their children posted some pictures and they seemed to have a nice time.

Charles McCarthy
11 months ago

10 Completed7 Reviews

Trail is on Ft. Knox Military Reservation and currently closed to the public -- though the I rail looks used. Tried calling the base but no answer. Shares an access parking with Turnpike Hiking Trail which is also closed.

Alex Wit
2 years ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Missy Meier
2 years ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

still closed

Dewey Collins
2 years ago

3 Completed2 Reviews

Seems this trail is still closed. Call (502) 624-3629 before you go.

Marea Kinney-Vegan
2 years ago

2 Completed1 Reviews

As of may 19th, closed for Blasting (?). I drove the extra 45 south from my already 2 hour drive to Louisville to see the falls. Epic fail and disappointment to learn it was closed.

Bridget Perkins
3 years ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

I first hiked this when i was in high school and many years later i still love it. It's always nice seeing the waterfall at the end.

Billy Gnagie
3 years ago

10 Completed1 Reviews

still closed, tried to go today. :(

Krista Carbon
3 years ago

0 Completed1 Reviews

Always a fun time to take a short hike hike to a beautiful little waterfall!