Cumberland Falls

Cumberland Falls, sometimes called the Little Niagara, the Niagara of the South, or the Great Falls, is a large waterfall on the Cumberland River in southeastern Kentucky. Spanning the river at the border of McCreary and Whitley counties, the waterfall is the central feature of Cumberland Falls State Resort Park.

On average the falls, which flow over a resistant sandstone bed, are 68 feet (21 m) high and 125 feet (38 m) wide, with an average water flow of 3,600 cubic feet per second (100 m³/s).

Under a full moon on clear nights, an elusive lunar rainbow or moonbow is sometimes formed by the mist emanating from the falls.

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Jessa Fae
19 October 2015
Love the falls at anytime! Best time to go is during the full moon during the winter. Summer months are so crowded that you'll never find a place to park. A cold clear night in winter is perfect!
Jennifer Emerson
10 January 2016
we parked at the restaurant & hiked the trail. its .75 miles& takes you right to the falls. it was pretty& not too bad of a hike but if you keep driving down the road theres parking right at the falls
Men's Health Mag
18 February 2015
It's called Little Niagara, but this 68-foot-high, 125-foot-wide falls has a clear advantage over its larger cousin: The moonbow. Under a full moon, the falls' mist creates a lunar rainbow.
Fiona Baker
13 June 2016
There are hiking trails that are off the paved path that surround the falls. Look for the pull off on the left before you cross the bridge. That will take you down the other side of the falls.
Elam
4 January 2015
Beautiful scenery along some of trails. See the only moonbow in Western Hemisphere here at certain times of the year.
Mark Nethery
25 June 2013
To see the moonbow, you have to go on a clear night when the moon is close to full. Plan on being there most of the night for the best view.
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