Berea Forest Trail

MODERATE 40 reviews
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Berea Forest Trail is a 6.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Berea, KY that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

6.8 miles 1374 feet Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
8 days ago

great trails. I will be back!

18 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

My son and I along with our dog hiked this area today. The steep climbs are trying but short. There is abundant shade which makes it cooler than it actually is. The views are good but maybe not great. There was little traffic on the trails with maybe passing one other group on each of the legs. Our dog, albeit young and athletic, had no trouble and was the only canine seen. There was a little bit of trash around. Trails are in great shape. I would recommend it and likely do I this area again.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trails in all and very nice views from overlook! I would recommend this spot to everyone!!!

2 months ago

Great set of trails, with some steep areas that our dogs had a hard time with. Lots of places to sit in the shade and enjoy the views with snacks or lunch. There are NO restrooms anywhere in the parking or hiking area though!! Decent amount of litter and some of the overlooks need a trim of overgrowth too unfortunately. . .

hiking
2 months ago

Trails are well kept and marked. Steady to steep inclines lead to views. Suggest going to East Pinnacle first then Indian Fort Lookout. Wonderful views of KY hills. Going to Indian Fort first requires steep long hike up. West Pinnacle view was disappointing. Go early on weekends to avoid crowds. Take plenty of water. Be prepared to hike up quite a bit.

hiking
3 months ago

Very nice trail.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

wonderful trail...had my dog along...we both enjoyed...the views were fantastic...

hiking
4 months ago

It was a clear hot day when we went and the canopy of the forest provided plenty of shade to keep us cool as the temperature rose. took my 2 year old along and she had a good time (WE DID NOT TAKE A STROLLER) Just a few places where we definitely had to carry her. I would not recommend a stroller on the trail although we saw several. There a several scenic stops along the way, great half day hike!

hiking
4 months ago

Some steep inclines but I great view and nice lookout spot! Worth every step :)

hiking
5 months ago

Went up the harder west pinnacle trail and had a great day. Challenging areas and beautiful lookouts. All and all intermediate

6 months ago

Beautiful area! Lots of options for shorter hikes or you can do them all and get a couple good miles in. One of the trails is closed I think?

hiking
6 months ago

Amazing views. Can't believe I've lived in Kentucky all my life and have never known about these trails until now. We went to the West Pinnacle. Well worth the hike. I plan to return here again and again in every season to take more beautiful pictures.

6 months ago

Love this trail. Family friendly with awesome views

hiking
8 months ago

There are two different trail access points to Indian Fort Mountain. One is obviously Indian Fort Theater, the other is the West Pinnacle trailhead located at the intersection of Big Hill Road and Gabbardtown Road (in the corner of the parking lot of the civic center or whatever that building is, there's a paved trail for bikers, just walk up it until you cross the wooden bridge and then look to your left). The GPS coordinates for Indian Ft Theater are 37.554262,-84.240825, if you're an out of towner you might have trouble finding Indian Ft Theater via lack of visual landmarks.

As for the trail, the Pinnacles remain some of the best hiking in Kentucky for the views. There's no camping, but this place is certainly my favorite for day hiking. Be careful up there, people have died, the falls are lethal.

hiking
8 months ago

Even though it's January it's absolutely breath taking when you reach the top. My favorite part was being able to take my dog for the first time hiking and how beautiful east pinnacle is.

hiking
9 months ago

One of my favorite places to hike at with an amazing view!!!

hiking
11 months ago

First time here, I'd rate some of moderate to strenuous. Uphill trails. Beautiful!

11 months ago