Cogur Tributary Falls

By Jeremy Patton

Cogur Tributary Falls resides on an unnamed tributary of Cogur Fork in McCreary County, Kentucky.


My ex-girlfriend introduced me to this area on 1/19/17. It is a series of cascades and waterfalls, some of which are worthy of their own names. For now, I will count them collectively as one waterfall.

FR-6240 terminates near its crest. There is room for a few vehicles to park in a clearing, but it is undeveloped. If Cogur Tributary Falls is flowing, you will hear it from this spot.

You can enjoy a relatively safe view from the crest, but that only scratches the surface. I climbed into the ravine and continued descending below numerous ledges. I got pretty far, but I do not consider the ravine safe; it is not a place for kids.

A view of Cogur Tributary Falls from its crest

This winter, I plan to bushwhack to the mouth of the tributary, then follow it upstream to the drop-off where I was forced to turn around.

This is a gorgeous waterfall that is seldom visited.

From US-27, 2.3 miles south of the junction of KY-90 (which leads east to Cumberland Falls), turn east onto KY-1045. Continue for about 1000 feet then turn left onto FR-6240. Continue to its terminus. This road could be hazardous during winter weather.

Added 8/3/17