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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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  • My husband were staying at a cabin at Cumberland Falls resort and decided to see Yahoo Falls. It had ample parking and a bath house at the start of the falls trail. The trails are poorly marked, so if...  more »
  • We did this hike with out 3 young kiddos (12, 10, 8) and absolutely loved it. We started at the trailhead rather than the shorter version/parking lot. The hike first brings you to Yahoo Arch (0.8 ish ...  more »
  • Nice hike. Could use a couple more trail signs, especially up to Yahoo Arch. Not much water over the Falls, so wonder what it is like in dry season. Fairly good trails.  more »