Summer is here, it is time to hit outdoor again! Our friend Sarah told us about this hidden jewel, Flat Lick Falls, in Gray Hawk (Jackson county), Kentucky. Last weekend we decided to check it out. So glad we did! Thank you Sarah!!
Flat Lick Falls is 43 miles from Richmond, half way between Berea and London, pass McKee on KY-421. A detailed direction is listed on their website. From parking lot to the Falls is a short distance, very easy access.
Our first stop was the top view of the falls, then we took a stroll upstream. We were surrounded with lush green and untouched nature.
Across the top of the falls, there was a steep down-send to the base of the falls and pool. In no hurry we took the long route, a scenic and graduate descend, less than a mile long.
We were in the shade the whole time. The temperature was at least 5-10 degree cooler.
Flat Lick Falls! What a great view! Other than a few people cooling on the left side of the pool, we almost had the whole falls to ourselves.
Facing the falls to our left, behind this fallen tree, Arthur discovered a huge, thin, curvy, free-standing rock, we called it potato chip!
Overall, it was a very enjoyable outing.
We noticed people started to come around two in the afternoon when we were ready to head back. There was a large shaded BBQ area looking brand-new near the parking lot, and the last mile to the falls was paved gravel road. Maybe the business is picking up, so make sure to go visit before it is getting too popular (crowded).