Just outside Louisville, this hidden gem provides a quick respite from the city. Dropping from a height of 40 feet, Fairmount Falls is frequently touted as “Louisville’s tallest natural waterfall” (though it should also be noted that the competition is pretty slim).
The falls are easy to reach from the trailhead—just 10 minutes away. The short trail is perfect for teaching young children the joy of hiking and providing instant gratification for those with short attention spans. Multiple creek drainages provide an ideal ecosystem for abundant spring-wildflower displays.
Mount Washington, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.1 miles