Glory Hole

The Glory Hole is in the Dismal Creek Special Interest Area (AR 21/16 between Fallsville and Edwards Junction), though there are no signs to tell you that or anything else.  There are guidebooks that can supply the details.  The trail is only about 2 miles round-trip but the return is uphill almost all the way.

Dismal Creek flows down the hill…GloryHole.20130527.012and disappears right into the Glory Hole…GloryHole.20130527.013…and emerges in the cave underneath:GloryHole.20130527.023During high water there is probably additional flow over the edge.  A broader shot:GloryHole.20130527.016The area below the falls is a jumble of  big boulders and probably deserves exploration, though I didn’t this time.

There is limited parking here alongside the road and a lot of people seem to know about this place.  Even if you are able to park you may return to find yourself boxed-in and waiting for several other parties to return from their hike and move their cars before you can leave.

About Michael R

I enjoy hiking, landscaping with native plants, nature photography, dark chocolate, fine dining, good movies, and old jazz.
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