Lick Falls Trail

Grayson, Kentucky

Lick Falls Trail

Lick Falls Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This wooded walk takes you to a scenic overlook where a small stream tumbles down a high cliff into Grayson Lake. In dry spells the falls may be a mere trickle, but even so, it’s a beautiful spot.

In the 1960s the US Army Corps of Engineers dammed the Little Sandy River and created a long, skinny, 1,500-acre reservoir named Grayson Lake. As with most Corps reservoirs, flood control was the main purpose. Unlike many, however, this one has some beautiful stretches of shoreline. Instead of mudflats, rock cliffs rise out of the water at a 90-degree angle, some reaching 200 feet in height. This hike follows a Grayson Lake State Park trail that takes you along one of these palisades to an overlook where Lick Branch tumbles over a cliff into the lake. At least, that’s what it’s supposed to do. The actual condition of the falls depends on whether there has been enough rain to keep the little stream flowing. Even if there’s no water, it’s a great place for a picnic, reading, or just daydreaming."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 hours or less
Grayson Lake State Park, (606) 474-9727
Local Contacts
USGS Bruin
Local Maps

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