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Address: Big South Fork National Recreation Area, Whitley City, KY
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Yahoo Falls is worth checking out!

This is a little gem of a place! We enjoyed our hike to Yahoo Falls, and that particular trail wasn't too strenuous! Having been there in May, the falls weren't flowing as much as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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El Cajon
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El Cajon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a little gem of a place! We enjoyed our hike to Yahoo Falls, and that particular trail wasn't too strenuous! Having been there in May, the falls weren't flowing as much as they would be during wetter months, but it was still very pretty to see! It is supposedly the tallest falls in Kentucky! There are a couple... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Our family spent most of a Saturday at Yahoo Falls. We hiked the trails to the falls and Yahoo Arch. On the way in we met a physically fit looking couple who were coming out and they were red faced, exhausted and gulping fluids (it was a very humid day). They advised us to take the stairs to the base... More 

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Raleigh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Yahoo Falls is a beautiful area and all the trails are very well kept and marked. It's an excellent place to trail run, and the falls create a little pool at the bottom to cool off in. I'll be visiting at least once per season - I'm sure it's even more stunning in autumn and winter.

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Pawnee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We were camping at Cumberland Falls when a neighbor told us about Yahoo Falls. I am so glad we decided to take the time to check it out. The hike to the falls is beautiful, well shaded, and not too strenuous. There is one area where there are a lot of stairs, but there are some spots where you can... More 

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Corbin, Kentucky
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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 8 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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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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