Alcorn Branch Falls

Irvine, Kentucky 40472

Alcorn Branch Falls

Alcorn Branch Falls Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This Sheltowee Trace walk starts in a little-visited segment of the Daniel Boone National Forest. It leaves the community of Arvel, near the old Arvel post office, and takes an old dirt road before coming to a foot trail.

From here, it descends from dry oak woodland into a moist valley where the Trace looks out on Alcorn Branch Falls, a low-flow drop that few folks ever see. This is a short walk suitable for most everyone. Todd Grocery, a true old-time country store at the trailhead, is worth a visit if it is open."

Alcorn Branch Falls Trip Reports

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We had a lot of rain and snow that was melting fast. So I figured it would be a great time to visit this waterfall. Since the guide on this website said its a low flow waterfall. We were not disapointed their were even more waterfalls then we anticipated but probably those other ones would disapear fast after the rain stops.
The trail is very easy and not very steep.
But to get to enjoy this waterfall upclose
you need to get off trail and scramble down to the creek below.

Alcorn Branch Falls Photos

Trail Information

Nearby City
100 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 hours
Year-round; best spring through fall
1,200 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,300 feet
Top Elevation
Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail, Daniel Boone National Forest
Local Contacts

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