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Address: Big South Fork National Recreation Area, Whitley City, KY
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Best kept secret in McCeary County, Kentucky! Yahoo Falls is the tallest waterfall in Kentucky and an easy walk through nature to stand at the top of the falls, a little more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Corbin, Kentucky
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Corbin, Kentucky
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Best kept secret in McCeary County, Kentucky! Yahoo Falls is the tallest waterfall in Kentucky and an easy walk through nature to stand at the top of the falls, a little more difficult to walk to the base but well worth the effort and if you have the energy there is a cool natural arch called Yahoo Arch. I never... More 

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Tampa,fl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A great area to visit. Also visit Cumberland Falls while in the area. Easy to get to. Very scenic area in the Allegheny foothills.

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Brandenburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Kind of hard to find but stick with it. Be in shape, it is a long hike. The trail is narrow and there is plenty of shade. Well over 100 steps you will have to go down and then back up. Most of the trail is wet, a little muddy and slippery. The waterfall is beautiful and the cut out... More 

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Urbana, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Yahoo falls is 113 ft (34m) tall. Although the discharge is pretty low, it's still a nice scenery. A round trip of 1 mile takes you to the top and bottom and even behind the falls. A lot of interesting animals and plants can be seen, too.

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Corbin, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This area is majestic. It has old Indian stories linked to the falls, a Sacred place to the Shawnee & Cherokee. Princess Corn Blossom , Chief Doublehead , Tuckahoe & the Cherokee Nation were here . Also one tale days here is where Cornblossommourning the massacre of old ones & children by the Wayne Co. Men. The natural beauty is... More 

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TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We stopped here for a hike and a geocache while visiting the Big South a Fork Area.... The hike was worth it and the photo ops were great! We also collected a geocache while in the area. Glad we came and would recommend!

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MIDDLESBORO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We were blessed to have this beautiful day in February, so hiking just seemed to be the thing to do. After a beautiful drive through the mountains we were overwhelmed by the beauty of the falls. Ice and snow had formed around the base and glorious blues and whites filled the basin area. Long icicles hung from every ledge, with... More 

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Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This was worth the hike. It was beautiful and awesome to see how people lived there. It reminded me of a mini Mesa Verde. I would love to go back.

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Wilmore, Kentucky
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We went Cumberland Falls and to Yahoo Falls for part of my 30th birthday celebration. We went with a 20 month old (carried in a child carrier backpack) and a 3 year old. This is a short trail but there were a couple of slippery areas on the trail so be careful and wear appropriate shoes! No flip flops. My... More 

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Campbellsville
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This place is one of the most beautiful spots I've ever been!!! Not commercialized or overcrowded! Definitely a hidden treasure!!! Hiking was great and views were amazing! Loved it and can't wait to go back!

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Address: Big South Fork National Recreation Area, Whitley City, KY
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Whitley City

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