Tioga Falls Historical Nature Trail

The trail follows a 150-year old wagon roadbed through varying terrain and past historic sites and interesting features before reaching the falls. The US Army, Department of Defense, administers the trail and reserves the right to close the area to hikers during some of the military training activities.

photo: A historic hike to twin waterfalls. Photo by U.S. Army Fort Knox.

Length: 2.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Nature Trail
Agency: Other Federal
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

     The trail is closed during some of the military training activities.

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Location: Approximately 1 mile north of Fort Knox, within the boundaries of the military reservation in Hardin County.
State(s): Kentucky
Counties: Hardin
Longitude: -85.961054
Latitude: 37.968950

Driving Directions

25 miles southwest of Louisville, just south of routes 60 and 31W.


The Tioga Falls Historical Nature Trail is 2 miles long. It traces an old winding wagon roadbed up a steep hillside, crossing a railroad track. It passes the site of the old Tioga Railroad Station. At the 700 foot elevation mark, the trail skirts "Little Prussia," an old German settlement. The trail then descends, passing numerous interesting features, including an old stagecoach, rest area, stone road work and on old spring house, before reaching the falls. Dirt dike remnants that once secured water for a swimming pool are located near the falls. Nature, folklore, and historical features are incorporated on the trail. A broad range of flora and common trees may also be found along the trail. These include red oak, sugar maple, American beech, shug bark hickory, and yellow poplar. Black locust, cottonwood and sycamore prevail. Vegetation includes a variety of mosses and ferns among the many limestone outcroppings.

Additional Details

Width: 127 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Department of the Army
Headquarters, US Army Armor Center and Fort Knox
Fort Knox, KY 40121 -5000
(502) 624- 3629



A historic hike to twin waterfalls. Photo by U.S. Army Fort Knox.

A historic hike to twin waterfalls. Photo by U.S. Army Fort Knox.


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