Cumberland Falls


Morning in May, 2003

State: Kentucky

Location: Cumberland Falls State Park

Height: 60

Crest: 125

Water Source: Cumberland River

Waypoint: 36.83889N 84.34528W

Summary: Cumberland Falls is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the South, and is definitely one to see.

Cumberland Falls is in Cumberland Falls State Resort Park in Kentucky, and is known as the "Niagara of the South".

This is a very impressive and easily accessible waterfall. There are viewing areas at the top, base, and downstream from the falls. Many nice views of the falls are also available from Trail #9, which follows the western edge of the river gorge, and leads to Eagle Falls.

Cumberland Falls is the only place in North America where you can see a moonbow. The moonbow is only visible on clear nights with a full moon. I was not lucky enough to see the moonbow, and all of the pictures on this page were taken in the daytime (that is a rainbow above, not a moonbow).

Nearby Falls

Eagle Falls falls into the Cumberland River just downstream of Cumberland Falls. Trail #9 leads to Eagle Falls. Yahoo Falls is about 10 miles to the southwest.

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