Fairmount Falls

Mount Washington, Kentucky 40047

Fairmount Falls

Fairmount Falls Professional Review and Guide

"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."

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7/20/2018
The falls are very pretty but using this hike is a bit of a pain. You need to call 24 hours ahead to get the lock combination to enter the parking lot, which is very tiny. Park on the road and you're sure to get a ticket. It's a very lovely place and easy hike but there are many other options without the hassle.
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7/16/2018
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3/11/2018
There was a small place to park with a picnic table but it was chained off. I will check again in summer.
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3/3/2018
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Trail Information

Mount Washington
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
1.1 miles
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
Open daily from 8 am to sunset. Admission is free, but to visit you must secure a permit in advance.
Season
Waterfalls, Wildflowers
Features