For hikers of Fall Creek Falls State Park who enjoy taking the scenic route, Gorge Overlook Trail is top notch. Part of the Woodland Trail, the Gorge Overlook Trail takes hikers on a gorgeous loop showcasing some of the best views in the park.
Once on the Woodland Trail which begins outside the Nature Station, hikers wishing to access the Gorge Overlook Trail need to take a right when the trail splits. By taking a left hikers continue on to the Fall Creek Falls Overlook of the famed two-hundred-and-fifty-six foot waterfall. But, by taking a right and embarking on the Gorge Overlook Trail, hikers get to experience vistas like none other in the park.
The main trail loops back around to the Woodland Trail with offshoots leading to the various overlooks. The first side trail leads hikers to the Cane Creek and Rockhouse Falls overlook. These natural wonders can be seen from the Nature Center, but are not nearly as spectacular as when viewed from the Gorge Overlook Trail. The next two side trails lead to views of the Cane Creek Gorge. The final side trail leads to an overlook named Rocky Point where a vista of Fall Creek Falls Gulf and Cane Creek Gorge can be seen.
After the last side trail, the main trail loops around and meets back up with The Woodland Trail. Though considered easy to hike and only a little over a mile long, hikers should keep in mind that the overlooks contain sheer bluffs and very high drop-offs. This hike may not be suitable for families with small children. Also, loose rocks and stones are always a hazard when hiking in Fall Creek Falls State Park.