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Gems in Daniel Boone National Forest - 1

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gem Favorite View of 715 dead in front with 77 veering off to the left, the Red River is just to the right of 715.

Tarr Ridge West Overlook

(5) Frenchburg, KY

Recommended Routes in Daniel Boone National Forest - 9

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Favorite View of Courthouse Rock from Auxier Ridge near Haystack Rock
Intermediate/Difficult

Auxier - Courthouse Loop

4.8 mi 7.7 km 669' Up 203.81 m Up 669' Down 203.91 m Down

Stanton, KY
Favorite Across the gorge.
Difficult

Hanson's Point Loop

9.7 mi 15.6 km 1,782' Up 543.2 m Up 1,782' Down 543.13 m Down

Frenchburg, KY
Favorite View of Chimney Top overlook from across the valley
Easy

Chimney Top Trail #235

0.6 mi 1.0 km 58' Up 17.57 m Up 58' Down 17.64 m Down

Frenchburg, KY
Favorite View of Swift Camp Creek from the trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Swift Camp Creek to Wildcat Trail Loop

5.3 mi 8.6 km 624' Up 190.21 m Up 625' Down 190.42 m Down

Campton, KY
Favorite Chimney Top greets visitors from across the Sheltowee Trace on the Red River.
Difficult

Sheltowee - Osborne Loop

19.8 mi 31.9 km 2,474' Up 754.15 m Up 2,501' Down 762.45 m Down

Campton, KY
Favorite Across the gorge.
Intermediate/Difficult

Pinch-Em Tight Ridge Loop

4.0 mi 6.5 km 607' Up 185.04 m Up 608' Down 185.18 m Down

Campton, KY
Favorite Sheltowee Trace
Intermediate

Sheltowee Trace NRT - Section 24 South

2.7 mi 4.3 km 339' Up 103.39 m Up 339' Down 103.33 m Down

London, KY
Favorite A waterfall trickles down the rocks past Hawk Creek Suspension Bridge.
Intermediate

Sheltowee Trace NRT - Section 24 Central to Suspension Bridge

3.3 mi 5.4 km 391' Up 119.23 m Up 393' Down 119.65 m Down

London, KY
Favorite No Photos
Intermediate

Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 24 North

3.3 mi 5.3 km 453' Up 138.06 m Up 483' Down 147.36 m Down

London, KY

Daniel Boone National Forest Hiking

  • 656 Miles 1,055 Kilometers of Trail
  • 16 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 20 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 97 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 15 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within Daniel Boone National Forest

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Trails in Daniel Boone National Forest - 116

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1.3 mi 2.1 km #1Rock Bridge Trail #207
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
Campton, KY 23 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #2Double Arch Trail #201
Intermediate
Stanton, KY
Intermediate
Stanton, KY 23 
2.0 mi 3.2 km #3Auxier Ridge Trail #204
Intermediate
Stanton, KY
Intermediate
Stanton, KY 18 
0.8 mi 1.4 km #4Hanson's Point Spur
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
Campton, KY 13 
7.9 mi 12.7 km #5Rough Trail #221
Difficult
Campton, KY
Difficult
Campton, KY 15 
1.5 mi 2.5 km #6Eagle Falls Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Whitley City, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
Whitley City, KY 13 
7.3 mi 11.7 km #7Marble Yard - Furnace Road
Intermediate/Difficult
Irvine, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
Irvine, KY
5.1 mi 8.3 km #8Rockcastle Narrows East Trail #401
Intermediate/Difficult
North Corbin, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
North Corbin, KY
1.5 mi 2.4 km #9Buck Trail #226
Difficult
Campton, KY
Difficult
Campton, KY
2.7 mi 4.4 km #10Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 26 South
Difficult
North Corbin, KY
Difficult
North Corbin, KY

Photos of Daniel Boone National Forest - 173

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Cumberland Falls in the autumn.
Jun 23, 2017 near Whitley…, KY
An unnamed waterfall below the trail on Swift Camp Creek
Jul 9, 2015 near Campton, KY
Cumberland Falls
Dec 12, 2018 near Whitley…, KY
Courthouse Rock from Jailhouse Rock
Jul 14, 2015 near Stanton, KY
View of Courthouse Rock from Auxier Ridge near Haystack Rock
Jul 9, 2015 near Stanton, KY
Chimney Top greets visitors from across the Sheltowee Trace on the Red River.
Jan 18, 2017 near Frenchburg, KY
Red River Gorge
Jul 9, 2015 near Stanton, KY
Indian Arch poses for a dramatic photo along the Sheltowee Trace.
Jan 18, 2017 near Frenchburg, KY