Yahoo Falls Overnight Loop Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This section of the Trace travels the stretch of the Big South Fork River corridor in which where the river is impounded as part of Lake Cumberland, passing a trail shelter and old homesite before entering the Yahoo Falls Scenic Area, the northernmost end of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Yahoo Falls, the highest waterfall in the state of Kentucky at 113feet, is the centerpiece of this picturesque spot. A set of short interconnected paths in the Yahoo Falls Scenic Area leads past rock monoliths, overlooks, and other cascades.
The loop then enters the Daniel Boone National Forest along Yahoo Creek, passing Yahoo Arch before climbing to dry ridgetop woodlands. A side trip leads to yet another arch formation, Markers Arch. The loop then joins the Negro Creek Trail, descending along a deep valley and returning to the Big South Fork Gorge. Once in the gorge, backpackers retrace their steps along the Sheltowee Trace to Yamacraw. Outstanding Features: Highest falls in Kentucky, old homesite, arches, and overlooks"