Red River Gorge - Fultz Fotos
Princess Arch - 1 - RRG

Copperas Creek Falls - 2

Copperas Creek Falls
Copperas Creek
Red River Gorge Geological Area
Daniel Boone National Forest

One of the things I discovered when I recently visited Copperas Creek Falls in Kentucky's Red River Gorge is that when making the 2 1/2 mile trek back there it should be done on a cloudy day, at least for me. When we arrived at 3:20 in the afternoon the sun was just off the falls and by time we left at 4:20 the sun had just moved off the cliff to the right, making for some tonal issues for the camera. As I studied the surroundings it was obvious that the falls is in full sunlight nearly all day long. In my opinion, this area of RRG is truly one of the more beautiful areas in the state, at 40 ft tall the falls has a sandstone recess behind it and large boulders beneath each side of the cliffs. The hike in is just gorgeous and it's fun too, even though there's not much elevation change the hike is a physical workout with many easy to conquer obstacles. Oh, and there's some side trails that will take you to some natural arches, but I've heard those are bit more strenuous to hike to.

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