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Yahoo Falls, Whitley City
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Historic Yahoo Falls, also known as Ywahoo Falls, is located in McCreary County, Kentucky.DescriptionA Scenic overlook marks the trail from the highway to the falls, which stand 113ft. A similar waterfall in the Red River Gorge is said to exceed Yahoo Falls in height by a few inches. Further along, the trail leads to the Yahoo Arch.HistoryCumberland National Forest, now Daniel Boone National Forest, was created in 1937. It includes the Falls and surrounding second-growth timberland. It is owned by the Federal government and management is entrusted to the U.S. Forest Service.Forest supervisor Robert Collins created the Yahoo Falls Recreation Area in the 1960s. The decision was made to turn Yahoo Falls into an accessible scenic attraction in an effort to lure visitors to the Stearns Ranger District. An all-weather road was built to the top of the gorge and a picnic area and primitive campsite was established. Trails were constructed and a long flight of steel stairs led visitors down into the gorge past cliffs and nearly vertical lush slopes adorned with mountain laurel, rhododendron and many threatened and endangered species of plants.Further readingPerry, Samuel. South Fork Country Troxel, Thomas. Harlan Legion of the Lost Mine (1958) Collins, Robert. A History of the Daniels Boone National Forest (1975)
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  • We went on a Saturday. There is a bathroom facility. they are places to have a picnic lunch. go after there is a good rain. we had a small trickle of water. The walk to the arches is great place to hi...  more »
  • Driving south on US 27 I see a sign for "Yahoo Falls Scenic Area" and have to check it out. I mean Yahoo Falls - is just one of those places calling out to you screaming - "Hey, drive on out here and ...  more »
  • Yahoo falls was absolutely beautiful! While walking down to the falls it felt like we were in a different country or in the Amazon. Breath taking views! You can walk off trail & you find yourself walk...  more »