J.R. Tolkien

"Not all those who wander are lost." - J.R. Tolkien

Friday, August 1, 2014

Chasing Waterfalls in Kentuckiana

We went biking one beautiful afternoon and found a pleasant surprise.  Twenty years living in the area and I'm still amazed at things I haven't seen or experience.  

It's not a real waterfall but it's still beautiful. The best part? It's only 5 minutes from downtown Louisville! 

Here's the easiest way to get here.

1.  Drive to Ashland Park (415 E. Riverside Dr, Clarksville, IN 47129), this is the same park that's across from the Widow's Walk Ice Creamery. Park your car and get on the side walk heading West toward the Falls of the Ohio.  The river should be on your left and the road on right.
2.  Shortly you'll see a train bridge ahead.  Right before that is a small dirt path to your left, made by frequent foot traffic, follow it towards the river bank.

3. At the end of the path is this small drop off.  This is where it could get slippery, so be careful.  Walk down to the river bank and head towards the river.  
The bottom is covered with driftwood and some parts are muddy.  Take your time walking as some wood pieces might shift and you'll find yourself sitting on your butt.  This is what the ground looks like.  So be careful! Wear tennis shoes if you can.

4.  Continue to follow this path towards the river.

5.  On your left you'll see large bushes and vegetation.  The waterfall is just beyond that, follow the sound of rushing water, you can't miss it!

Have fun exploring.  Please be careful and enter at your own risk.  For your safety, please read posted signs regarding sirens and flooding of the area.