Cumberland Falls

Mountain Perspective


Known as the “Niagara of The South”, this view of the picturesque 60-foot tall Cumberland Falls was photographed across the Cumberland River while hiking on a trail to Eagle Falls. You can enjoy a print at home when you visit my gallery to purchase one of many different print types available, or check out my shop at Society 6. Thanks for stopping by!

Cumberland Falls

Prints available. Known as the “Niagara of The South”, Cumberland Falls stands 60-feel tall and spans 125-feet across the Cumberland River, in Corbin, Kentucky. This particular summertime photograph was taken across the river on a trail, while hiking to Eagle Falls.

Cumberland Falls

Scenic Overlook


Prints available. Known as the “Niagara of The South”, Cumberland Falls stands 60-feet tall by 125-feet wide, and creates a thunderous echo throughout the gorge, as it accommodates the Cumberland River. This particular shot was taken from an elevated trail across the river, when I was hiking to Eagle Falls.

Cumberland Falls

Niagara of The South


Prints available. At 125-feet wide, the Cumberland River drops 60-feet over Cumberland Falls, also known as the Niagara of The South. Located near Corbin, Kentucky, this popular tourist destination features several scenic overlooks, restrooms and a gift shop, with a thunderous echo of falling water heard throughout the gorge. It’s also the only location in the Western Hemisphere to have a “Moonbow”. In addition, there’s an excellent hiking trail to Eagle Falls, just across the river – a must see if you enjoy hiking!

Return To Cumberland Falls

Located in Corbin, Kentucky, Cumberland Falls, in addition to being the only location in the Western Hemisphere to have a “Moonbow”, is also known as the Niagara of The South. Spanning 125-feet across the Cumberland River, the falls stand 60-feet tall and generate a thunderous sound of falling water which echoes throughout the gorge.

It’s a very popular tourist destination, with a broad range of hospitality amenities to enjoy – kayaking, horseback riding, hiking, public pool, restaurants, motels, camping and cabins for rent. On site is ample parking, restrooms, gift shop, visitor center, scenic overlooks, picnic tables, and sometimes a local musician.

Prints Available

If you’d be interested in a print of any kind, visit my gallery at Pixels. There you’ll discover the following photographs, as well as other shots from previous visits to Cumberland Falls.

Select from the following print types: framed, canvas, art, poster, metal, wood, acrylic and tapestries. Museum quality products manufactured from premium materials with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Several other items are also available. Hope to see you soon. Thanks!

Video

Niagara of The South

Located along the Cumberland River in Kentucky is a waterfall known as the “Niagara of The South”. Cumberland Falls stands 60-feet tall by 125-feet wide, and, on this particular day (following substantial rains) was brown with soil and very loud.

Guests may visit my gallery to discover wonderful prints of all kinds – and other things, too. Thanks for stopping by!

Cumberland Falls, Kentucky

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Cumberland Falls

Known as the “Niagara of the South”, Cumberland Falls features an impressive 125′ wide curtain of water that plunges 60′ into a boulder-strewn gorge below.

The waterfall was named by Dr. Thomas Walker during a 1750 exploration of Kentucky, after the Duke of Cumberland, a son of King George II of England. Additional history of the area can be read here.

Cumberland Falls photographs were shot both at the Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, and along the Eagle Falls Trail (across the river).

Learning of Cumberland Falls back in the mid-1990’s, I traveled to the area for two days of hiking & camping. At that time, I shot photographs using a disposable Kodak camera. Years later – with a better camera – I returned to enjoy the great outdoors!

Cumberland Falls is known as the only location in the Western Hemisphere to have a “moonbow”. If interested in seeing this natural phenomenon, you can check this Moonbow Calendar of dates (weather permitting). Visitors will find ample parking, restrooms, gift shop, visitor center, scenic overlooks, picnic tables, and maybe a musician playing a flute for tourists, complementing the sound of falling water.

Here are some more photographs of Cumberland Falls:

Consider A Print For Your Home

Framed, canvas, art, acrylic, wood, metal – there are several print types available in my gallery at Pixels to adorn the walls of your home, or office! Alternatively, you may select from a variety of other merchandise options in these categories – home decor, lifestyle, beach, greeting cards, stationary, phone cases, apparel and coffee mugs.

Here’s a video of Cumberland Falls, from a cliff across the river –

Kentucky Waterfall

Enjoy my artistic rendition of a waterfall photographed in 1996 at the Cumberland Falls State Park in Kentucky. Not the primary attraction, this secondary falls was discovered downstream while exploring the area. Incidentally, regarding the primary Cumberland Falls – also called the “Niagara of the South” – with a full moon and clear night sky you can see the moonbow (a lunar rainbow that appears in the base of the waterfall). This phenomenon is not found anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere! Visit my gallery at Pixels to discover an assortment of items available featuring this image.