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454 mi 731 km of trail 16 Featured Hikes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 62 Trails Intermediate Trails 61 Trails Hard Trails 7 Trails
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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

(2) Frenchburg, KY

Featured Hikes 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 • Loop • 669 ft Ascent 203.81 m Ascent

(42) Stanton, KY
Favorite Across the gorge.
Intermediate/Difficult

Hanson's Point Loop

9.7 mi 15.6 km • Loop • 1,782 ft Ascent 543.2 m Ascent

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

Chimney Top Trail #235

0.6 mi 1.0 km • Loop • 58 ft Ascent 17.57 m Ascent

(15) 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 • Loop • 624 ft Ascent 190.21 m Ascent

(12) Campton, KY
Favorite Across the gorge.
Intermediate

Pinch-Em Tight Ridge Loop

4.0 mi 6.5 km • Loop • 607 ft Ascent 185.04 m Ascent

(11) Campton, KY
Favorite Chimney Top greets visitors from across the Sheltowee Trace on the Red River.
Intermediate/Difficult

Sheltowee - Osborne Loop

19.8 mi 31.9 km • Loop • 2,474 ft Ascent 754.15 m Ascent

(9) Campton, KY
Favorite Sheltowee Trace
Easy/Intermediate

Sheltowee Trace NRT - Section 24 South

2.7 mi 4.3 km • Loop • 339 ft Ascent 103.39 m Ascent

(2) 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 • Out and Back • 391 ft Ascent 119.23 m Ascent

(5) London, KY

Trails in Daniel Boone National Forest - 114

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1.3 mi 2.1 km #1Rock Bridge Trail #207
Easy/Intermediate
Campton, KY
Easy/Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.1 km Campton, KY 17 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #2Double Arch Trail #201
Intermediate
Stanton, KY
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.4 km Stanton, KY 17 
0.8 mi 1.4 km #3Hanson's Point Spur
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.4 km Campton, KY 10 
2.0 mi 3.2 km #4Auxier Ridge Trail #204
Intermediate
Stanton, KY
Intermediate
2.0 mi 3.2 km Stanton, KY 13 
9.1 mi 14.6 km #5Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 27
Extremely Difficult
Corbin, KY
Extremely Difficult
9.1 mi 14.6 km Corbin, KY
2.0 mi 3.2 km #6Courthouse Rock Trail #202
Intermediate
Stanton, KY
Intermediate
2.0 mi 3.2 km Stanton, KY
7.3 mi 11.7 km #7Marble Yard - Furnace Road
Intermediate/Difficult
Irvine, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
7.3 mi 11.7 km Irvine, KY
6.7 mi 10.8 km #8Swift Camp Creek Trail #219
Intermediate/Difficult
Campton, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
6.7 mi 10.8 km Campton, KY
5.8 mi 9.4 km #9Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 28
Intermediate
Whitley City, KY
Intermediate
5.8 mi 9.4 km Whitley City, KY
1.5 mi 2.5 km #10Eagle Falls Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Whitley City, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
1.5 mi 2.5 km Whitley City, KY 11 
7.9 mi 12.7 km #11Rough Trail #221
Difficult
Campton, KY
Difficult
7.9 mi 12.7 km Campton, KY 12 
6.0 mi 9.6 km #12Sand Gap Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Campton, KY
Easy/Intermediate
6.0 mi 9.6 km Campton, KY
2.7 mi 4.4 km #13Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 26 South
Intermediate/Difficult
North Corbin, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
2.7 mi 4.4 km North Corbin, KY
2.7 mi 4.3 km #14Horse Ridge Road #230
Easy/Intermediate
Irvine, KY
Easy/Intermediate
2.7 mi 4.3 km Irvine, KY
1.0 mi 1.6 km #15Jailhouse Ridge
Easy/Intermediate
Stanton, KY
Easy/Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.6 km Stanton, KY
5.1 mi 8.3 km #16Rockcastle Narrows East Trail #401
Intermediate/Difficult
North Corbin, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
5.1 mi 8.3 km North Corbin, KY
9.0 mi 14.4 km #17Sheltowee Trace - Red River Bridge to Corner Ridge Road
Intermediate/Difficult
Frenchburg, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
9.0 mi 14.4 km Frenchburg, KY
1.5 mi 2.4 km #18Buck Trail #226
Intermediate/Difficult
Campton, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
1.5 mi 2.4 km Campton, KY
7.3 mi 11.7 km #19Sheltowee Trace: Whittleton Campground to Red River Bridge
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
7.3 mi 11.7 km Campton, KY
0.8 mi 1.2 km #20Auxier Branch Trail #203
Intermediate
Stanton, KY
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.2 km Stanton, KY 11 

Photos of Daniel Boone National Forest - 168

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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
Red River Gorge
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
Courthouse Rock looms over the trail below.
Dec 31, 2016 near Stanton, KY

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