Yahoo Falls Loop
ElevationAscent: 176' 54 m
Descent: -176' -54 m
High: 1,041' 317 m
Low: 902' 275 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)
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“This route provides access to views of the Big South Fork river and the 113 foot Yahoo Falls.”— Tommy Safranek
The trail is easy with the exception of some very steep metal steps. This short, one-mile loop will take you down to, behind and back to the top of the falls. The trail actually passes behind the falls under one of the largest rock shelters in the area. As with most waterfalls in the region, water volume is significantly reduced during periods of drier weather.
Yahoo Falls is in the northern portion of the Big South Fork and is Kentucky’s highest waterfall. There are picnic facilities and scenic overlooks for families to fully appreciate the views into the Big South Fork river gorge.
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Land Manager: NPS - Big South Fork Nat. River and Rec. Area Office