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Yahoo Falls is a point of interest located in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in McCreary County, Kentucky. This stunning waterfall stands at an impressive height of 113 feet and is one of the highest waterfalls in Kentucky.

Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities at Yahoo Falls, including hiking, picnicking, and wildlife viewing. The trail to the waterfall is a moderate 1.2-mile hike that offers beautiful views of the surrounding forest and creek crossings.

One of the unique features of Yahoo Falls is the opportunity to see the rare and endangered Cumberland darter fish in the creek below. Visitors may also spot other wildlife such as deer, black bears, and various bird species.

Another reason to visit Yahoo Falls is the opportunity to learn about the area's rich history. The site was once home to a bustling logging industry, and remnants of old logging roads and equipment can still be seen along the trail.

Overall, Yahoo Falls is a must-see destination for nature enthusiasts and history buffs alike. The stunning waterfall, diverse wildlife, and fascinating history make it a unique and memorable experience for visitors.

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