While getting a permit in requires a little work, the incredible waterfall into Neversink pit offers a view like no other.
At a Glance
- 0.5 mi round trip
- Nice View
- Not for Kids
- Not for Dogs
Gear: Our favorite snacks and camera gear
Gallery: Check out the pictures here
Neversink Falls - Trip Details
Since the Neversink Preserve property was bought and established by the Southeastern Cave Conservancy in 1995, the SCC has been using a permitting process to control access to the preserve. Once you and your group is approved for a permit, you'll need to place it on your car when you're visiting. You'll get details on parking from SCC. If you're looking to pick up the skills required for a visit and don't have them yet, consider connecting with a local caving group. You can find a list of the ones in Alabama at caves.org.
You can request a permit from the SCCi on their site.
More Waterfalls around Neversink Preserve
Neversink Pit is closest to Stephen's Gap, another SCC property that requires a permit to visit. For less extreme waterfalls that are open to anyone, the hike to Lost Sink Falls is a fun one and Pisgah Gorge Falls is just across the river.
But, you can still get over to DeSoto Falls and the falls in the Fort Payne, Alabama area including Little River Canyon National Preserve in an hour or so.
Neversink Falls Map, Directions, and Resources
GPS Coordinates34.8048241, -86.2870627
Weather - Upcoming Forecast
Other ResourcesPark Website
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The title and photo are for Neversink Cave, but all the information is for Stevens Gap Cave. Neversink is further NE than Stevens Gap.
Thanks for pointing that out Brittany, it should be cleared up now.