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Best Central Kentucky Waterfall Hikes

Most Kentuckians are familiar with Cumberland Falls, known as the Niagara of the South. Visiting Cumberland Falls is a good first start toward enjoying the beauty that we have in central Kentucky. But this waterfall is just the beginning; Get out and explore these Kentucky Waterfall hikes that take you past some of the most beautiful scenery in central Kentucky.

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Best Central Kentucky Waterfall Hikes

Best Central Kentucky Waterfalls

We have visited these Kentucky waterfalls many times and each time we go, the view is different. In fact, we have plans to go back and revisit each one of these waterfalls in the next few weeks and see what they look like this season! Want to join us?

Princess Falls

Princess Falls

Lick Creek Falls (located on same trail as Princess Falls)

Cumberland Falls


Mill Springs Park, Monticello, KY

Eagle Falls

Eagle Falls Corbin Kentucky

Dog Slaughter Falls

Anglin Falls, McKee, KY

Anglin Falls

Yahoo Falls, Whitley City


Fairmount Falls – Louisville, KY

Cove Spring Park, Cove Spring Road, Frankfort, KY

Cove Springs Park Frankfort KY

Do you love to hike and view waterfalls in Kentucky? What’s your favorite? I’d love to hear.

ZIP / Address:

Anglin Falls

Anglin Falls Road, McKee, KY, USA

Mill Springs Mill

Monticello, KY 42633, USA

Eagle Falls

7351 Highway 90 Corbin, KY 40701

Dog Slaughter Falls Trailhead

195 Forest Road, Corbin, KY, USA

Princess Falls

Yamacraw Kentucky 42647

Cove Spring Park

100 Cove Spring Rd Frankfort, KY 40601

Fairmount Falls

9600 Thixton Ln, Louisville, KY 40291

Cumberland Falls

Cumberland Falls Rd, Williamsburg, KY 40769
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Sharon Williams

Sharon Williams is a wife and mom of 3 who loves to get out in the minivan with the GPS, cooler and some snacks. She loves to just see where the road takes her and the family. You never know where they will end up! Favorite places usually involve a hiking trail or a waterfall in Kentucky, Tennessee or beyond.

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(9) Comments

  1. Trish Hundley

    Awesome list

  2. Peggy Nunn

    I have not seen a waterfall up close. I would like to .

    1. Sharon Williams

      Oh Peggy! You need to find one near you and go check it out! There’s nothing quite like it!

  3. Meghan Buchman

    I totally love to find waterfalls to hike to. Natural beauty!

  4. Yalanda woods

    I’ve never done this before but it looks amazing

  5. stephanie sullivan

    I love finding new waterfalls! These pictures are sooooooo awesome. This has inspired me to google waterfalls in my area. Thanks!

  6. Michelle St.Pierre

    I love waterfalls and Kentucky is my favorite state, we are moving there in a year! Can’t wait

  7. Amy Tebow

    These waterfalls are absolutely amazing! Such beauty! I would love to live near a trail to hike to see waterfalls!

  8. Mariah W.

    Finding waterfalls on hikes on our honeymoon in Hawaii was the absolute best part!


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