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Bad Branch Falls State Nature Preserve

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Very scenic

A little bit of a hike but you will be rewarded. Best time to visit might be spring/early summer... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2018
Jenkins, ky
Worth the hike.

First time I had been back there in 40 years. Made several trips when I was a teenager. They now... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Oxford, Florida
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Ky. 932 / eight miles south of Whitesburg, Whitesburg, KY
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

A little bit of a hike but you will be rewarded. Best time to visit might be spring/early summer or whenever there has been a good bit of rain. Beautiful waterfall.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank B8089QBfrankh
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

First time I had been back there in 40 years. Made several trips when I was a teenager. They now have a well marked path with signs and bridges and stairs. Not a hike for couch potatoes. It may only be 1.3 miles but it's...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank vincethecarpenter
Reviewed July 11, 2018

First let me say it is beautiful in this park. We didn't have alot of time so decide to hike the 1.2 miles in to the lower falls. There was very little water coming down and really wasn't any falls at all. Some big boulders...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LouAMichigan
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

What an awesome place to visit and so close to home. A wonderful hike for all seasons although spring probably provides the best views of the falls!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Kim M
Reviewed May 24, 2017

A great place to experience nature at it's most.The untouched wilderness and all it offers is worth every step.The natural beauty is unmatched with it's endless plant life, Crystal clear creek that runs the whole length of the trail,and the towering cliff walls on each...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Thad C
Reviewed April 3, 2017

As soon as we pulled in we noticed walking sticks. Grab one because you will need it. Beautiful scenery walking along the creek to the falls. At the end it gets a little rough, but well worth it.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank gonefishing6464
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Wonderful area, great hiking, can not beat the scenery. There is a parking area. Road to attraction is narrow and curvy, great area for natural.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank KYHillbilly2014
Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice hike. It gets steep right before you get to the waterfall (like using your hands to climb up) but it's totally worth it!

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Footprints441356
Reviewed April 20, 2016

The hike to Bad Branch Falls is an absolutely beautiful one. We went on a warm April Saturday with pretty much perfect weather. The entire trail follows the stream until you reach the falls, so you have the music of trickling water to accompany you...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank KYBetsy
Reviewed September 24, 2015

Great hike to the top and back, with a really excellent view across the valley - loved all of it. Got a rain shower on the top, but could stay dry easily on the way down under the canopy. Loved the walk, and it is...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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