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Yahoo Falls

Big South Fork National Recreation Area, Whitley City, KY
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Type: Waterfalls
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Wilmore, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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Louisville, Kentucky
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54 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

To be fair we visited this fall right after being at Cumberland Falls very tough act to follow. Park was easy to find was down a 1.5 mile dirt road that was in good shape plenty of parking. Just not alot of water coming over the falls this would be a amazing falls after a big rain. Was nice how... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Easily hiked. Pretty surroundings. Not as large as Cumberland Falls but the experience is 100 times better.

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Huntington, IN
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Yahoo falls is a must see if you're in the area . It's about 1.5 mile hike . It is one of the highest falls of the area. It was so pretty and not a really rugged hike. It did have a lot of steps to climb at the end but it was worth it.

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I am a huge waterfall fan ~ huge. I find waterfalls and drag my friends, family and man into the woods, off the beaten path and into canyons we surely have no business being in without a rope. Yahoo Falls I could visit again and again. What a surprising beauty! 113 feet tall and starts out as just this little... More

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Melbourne - Australia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
65 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Such an easy short hike into the falls. Take the time to climb down underneath, you won't be disappointed.

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Salt Lick, Kentucky, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My husband and I went to the falls on a side trip. The road coming in was a bit rough. The park needed a lot of work. The trail did as well. It was an enjoyable hike but the trail would go off in several directions and we had to double back because we lost the trail. The falls are... More

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Gurnee, Illinois
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

At the north end of the park, the first big site is Yahoo Falls. To get there, you have to leave the comforts of Route 27 onto a smaller road, then suffer the final mile or two on a gravel road to a fairly sizable parking lot (and actual bathrooms!) Avoid the temptation to leave your car quickly and stumble... More

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Paducah, Kentucky
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Beautiful waterfall, largest in Kentucky. Its about a quarter mile from the parking area and about 160 steps down to the lower part of the falls. Best after it has rained.

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