By Jeremy Patton
Acorn-Ano Falls is located near Acorn-Ano Road in Pulaski County, Kentucky.
Delania introduced me to this waterfall on 7/16/16. Since it was my first visit to the area, I did not have time to study its geography. I believe that the source of Acorn-Ano Falls is a tributary of Lick Creek. The tributary might be called Buck Lick Branch, but I have yet to confirm that.
The waterfall resides near the road in a deep ravine. Drive slowly with your windows down. You can partially see it from the road and if it is flowing well, you will also hear it.
We parked at a narrow pull-off and observed from atop the ravine. It was a good view, but we wanted a closer look, so we bushwhacked down to the creek. The steep ravine was challenging, but traversable. Summer is not a great time to enter the ravine because the chances of becoming host to woodland parasites are exponentially increased.
I estimate that Acorn-Ano Falls is 30-40 feet high. I recently ordered a clinometer and measuring tape and look forward to returning to get an accurate measurement.
If viewed from the road, this waterfall would be a good destination to take your sweetheart or grandmother. The country road is curvy and narrow, however, and there is virtually no shoulder. Be cautious.
Thank you Delania for introducing me to this waterfall.