Kentucky Scenic

Tioga Falls

It’s spring time and I finally made it out on the Kentucky trails again. This time I got a tip from my cousin about some beautiful waterfalls located in Hardin County and decided to make an afternoon hike out of them.

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The hike spans a relatively relaxed 2 mile trail of mild to moderate difficulty. I always find it odd how great places like this around Kentucky always seem to be advertised in a way that tries to keep people away. Before I left, I found no address or definite street intersection; all I knew was that it was 8 miles north of Fort Knox off of HWY 31 and as I searched for it, found no road signs. After a bit of exploring, however, I discovered that you need to follow signs to “Bridges of the Past” which will take you onto the Louisville Nashville Turnpike also known as HWY 835 off of HWY 31. You can find a map with the location of the parking area located at the end of this post.

I had a great time hiking the trail and definitely need to make a trip back very soon. Parts of the trail are made up of hand stacked stones that were used to create the original road. You can find out more history about the trail and area at the Radcliff tourism website here: http://www.radclifftourism.org/tiogafalls.shtml. Since my trip, I’ve found out that there are some interesting, hand built stone bridges along the trail that I never made it to.

If my memory serves me correctly, the falls were made up of 3 or 4 cascading tiers. The water flow wasn’t amazing but there hadn’t been any rain for at least a week before I made my visit so I’m guessing it’s probably a lot more visually appealing after a stormy period. Anyway, below you find some of the pictures from the hike. I plan to add some more images and information soon so check back when you get a chance.

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