Pathfinder | 62 pts
Began the hike at 11:30am, it was 62 degrees (exceedingly warm for this area in early February) and perfectly sunny sky.
This is a short trail but it has some rapid and moderately difficult elevation changes at two points. The first is about .5 miles into the trail (about 140 steps, some of them too deep). The second is about 1.0 miles in if you take the left path where the Eagle Falls Loop begins.
Absolutely beautiful hike. There was a once-in-a-quarter-century ice storm in KY the week before. This was the first day of temperature being significantly above freezing, so there were GORGEOUS ice formations in process of melting all along the trail and hanging from the walls of the rock formations. There are two spots along the hike with spectacular views of the Cumberland Falls from the west bank of the Cumberland River.
The last .2 miles of the hike to Eagle Falls are either impassable because of high water after flooding rains OR they require delicate footwork over a debris field during low water. We climbed over the debris field (mostly downed tree trunks and loose boulders) and made it to Eagle Falls unscathed.
All-in-all a beautiful hike done in just over 2 hours round-trip at a leisurely pace. Just watch the footing on those steep inclines.