Hike to Eagle Falls, Cumberland Falls SRP



1.9 miles

Elevation Gain

541 ft

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Added by The Outbound Collective

This hike through Cumberland Falls State Park has ridgetop views and two waterfalls.

Rated easy to moderate, this hike does have lots of stairs. Rated easy to moderate, this hike does have lots of stairs. Along the way to Eagle Falls you will pass one of the best views of Cumberland Falls. Part of the lower trail may at times be muddy or inaccessible due to water levels.

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What a hike!

The hike to Eagle Falls was incredible. We got to see Cumberland Falls very well and get some great pictures form multiple angles. We also had a bit of fun and went off the trail once down by the river, climbing huge boulders and getting more pictures there. One important thing to note is that this trail is rated as "Strenuous", NOT easy to moderate. We saw many people struggling along the large, steep changes in altitude. Many of them were wearing sandals, presumably because they wanted to swim in the water hole under Eagle Falls (which yes, you can do!). Definitely a bad decision to wear anything other than solid trail shoes with good traction. The Falls area itself was really crowded despite the difficult trail to get there. Overall this was a great adventure, however, and was a highlight to the Ohio-Georgia road trip my wife and I were taking!


Several waterfalls. We call one niagra of the south

Two Great Waterfalls So Close Together

Well we went to Cumberland Falls to paddle board from the beach area to the main falls and then someone told us that you could get to Eagle Falls by crossing over the river and floating slightly downstream. So we tried it out and we were glad we did. A short little hike to a beautiful little waterfall! You can get behind it and look out over the large rocks lining the Cumberland River. Worth the visit for sure.

Pretty But Crowded

I've done this trail several times- very short and leads to gorgeous views of Cumberland falls as well as eagle. Unfortunately extremely crowded, especially on weekends. Still the views are great!

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