Day trips are a good excuse to go somewhere out of the norm. My husband had clients in Corbin, KY… which happened to conveniently be the exact same exit as Cumberland Falls. You see how it just fell into place.
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is about 10 miles off of the expressway at exit 25 on Interstate 75.
Cumberland Falls is Free to visit and offers hiking trails, multiple locations for amazing pictures of the falls, a gift shop, a reasonably priced concession stand and an informational area where you can learn more about the falls.
The upper falls is beautiful and very peaceful.
There are a few spots were you can walk a little closer to where the action is.
You have some freedom to walk around because you are still far enough from the drop off that you aren’t in any danger.
This is the first photo area.
There are several spots where you can try to get different angles of the falls.
There are also lots of rocks to climb on and explore.
You can also stop and read about the history of the people at the falls.
We took a few pictures from the lower falls as well.
This one took a little climbing but was worth it.
Here is a view of the lower falls area after the waterfall.
Depending on the year and the time of day that you visit, you might be able to see a moonbow.
We didn’t get there in time but I do remember seeing one on our visit when I was a child.
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is located at 7351 Hwy. 90, Corbin, KY 40701.
There is nearby lodging, camping, swimming and you can even go white water rafting nearby.
(That is definitely on my list for next time!)
You can find out more about planning your trip to Cumberland Falls from their website.