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blueBlack Dog Slaughter Falls Trail #414

Trail

3.7 mile 6.0 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 85' 26 m
Descent: -281' -86 m
High: 1,060' 323 m
Low: 855' 261 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Chris Davis

Hop on this excellent family friendly trail with a stunning waterfall at the end.

Chris Davis

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Swimming · Waterfall · Wildlife

Family Friendly This is a fairly level trail with lots of creek critters to look at and some decent rock outcroppings to explore.

Description

From the easternmost parking area, this trail rolls easily almost all the way to the falls with the occasional mild, short uphill section. There are occasional tree branches and roots, and yes, some rocks, but this is the kind of trail that nearly everyone can enjoy. There are plenty of things to see along the way including towering trees and rhododendrons, and lower to the ground (in the spring at least), colorful mushrooms and deep green ferns abound.

Toward the falls, it becomes a bit more steep and tricky, but take your time and everyone will be wowed by the gorgeous falling water. If it rains, the trail does become quite slick due to the exposed mud and tree cover as well as the moss that is heavy in some areas (a good bit of the trail runs next to the creek that feeds the falls).

Flora & Fauna

Ferns, rhododendrons, mushrooms, tall hemlocks, various hardwood species, mice, and the occasional deer can be found in this area.

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Jun 24, 2019
Heather Reinke
Jul 18, 2018
John Keoni Cappiello
3.7mi
Jun 29, 2018
Garrick Smith
3.7mi
Mar 5, 2018
John Carr
Feb 18, 2018
David Hynes
1.4mi
Dec 1, 2017
Chris Davis
Jul 9, 2017
Sean Omary
3.7mi
Mar 18, 2017
Stephen Davis
A pretty difficult, narrow, and wet trek but very worth it! The waterfall at the end is incredible and is home to some cool wildlife. 3.7mi

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#48

in Kentucky

#5,193

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