Looking for a great trail in Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky? AllTrails has 98 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 54 moderate trails in Daniel Boone National Forest ranging from 0.6 to 38.1 miles and from 695 to 1,463 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!




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bird watching


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There were parts of this trail that were not marked very well at all, especially around Courthouse Rock. The hike itself was very pretty. The breaks in the trees allowed beautiful views.

Waterfall is flowing great right now. See it before it might dry up later on this year.

Loved this trail.

1 day ago


Amazing view! Not the easiest trek to the top though. someone has put a new rope to aid with the climb up, but takes some climbing to reach it.

A must see trail! I wouldn't recommend this one for children or anyone who is afraid of scrambling to the top.

Very short trail with little to offer for scenic views.
There were several pretty man-made rock faces and some beautiful blooms. There was a neat cemetery from the 1800s with a short jaunt off trail. Overall, the hike was quite underwhelming though.

One of my favorite trails in the area! I enjoy the variety of terrain, but most importantly, the views are amazing! From the top of Double Arch to the Courthouse Rock side of the trail up on the ridge, the sights are spectacular!

Went out with our 2 dogs. Beautiful hike, running water pretty much the entire way with a few spots you can swim in, and only passed one person on the way back. A little difficult towards the end but definitely worth it! Highly suggest bringing hiking boots & something to swim in.

Also finding the trail was difficult at first, the parking lot is across the street from the trail entrance, it is marked though.

To everyone saying the trail is all paved, IT IS NOT. The paved section is for an overlook, but the actual trail diverges toward the left, down a rock face with carved foot/hand holds, and across the top of the falls. There is a sign up at the trail head. Be warned, the actual trail can be strenuous at times and goes well past the falls themselves. There is a bridge at a further point down the trail to assist in crossing the stream, but that’s about it as far as accessibility goes. It’s a gorgeous area that I frequent. Please, consider the environment and your fellow hikers. Leave only footprints and take only pictures.

So short it’s barely a trail. All paved. Sights are gorgeous, though. My 3 year old absolutely loved it! I would definitely recommend for anyone with kids or older adults.

Great trail.
Beautiful overlook at the end!

dont forget your 300 foot tape measure. too many signs

loved it. going back

Went today 4-13-19. went to the lower parking lot first. Ankle deep mud until wet hot the Sheltowee Trace connector. When we came out we followed the trace all the way back to the upper parking lot. Mud was fun but, wish we had taken the upper trail both ways.

Everyone enjoyed it though.

5 days ago

Awesome trail! So much to see, and long enough to get a good hike in. Probably not very kid friendly, it's over 7 miles with the overlooks, and quite a bit of up and down. But great for adults in decent shape. Well maintained, well marked. The mining community was very cool to see. Will be back!

6 days ago

Awesome trail! It has waterfalls, water cascading, the entire trail runs along the Bark Camp Creek, and there is many rock formations to explore. We scout hiked it so we can add it to our "Southeastern Kentucky HIkers" future events.

This has instantly became a favorite trail. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

So muddy but that made my toddler even happier.
Gorgeous trail and you can see lick creek falls too!

There is an area u have to cross a creek and it’s like knee deep so a good resting point after you cross to dry the feet so bring a small towel to dry your feet. Very beautiful trail!!! Around the canyon is very cool ! After the creek for a little while is an ATV trail also and then you have to walk on a gravel road to get to the rest of the trail! It’s a must do!

7 days ago

What a beautiful hike! Just as cool as the natural bridge in RRG with about 1/100th of the people. We did the full loop which was about 6-7 miles. Some parts were dirt, some were gravel. Fairly flat with just a few inclines. The dirt part that intersects with the ATV trail was fairly rutted out and muddy but fine with hiking boots. Great with dogs, who also enjoyed a lot of little swimming holes.

Great hike. Double arch is awesome. Great view of auxier Ridge from the top of double arch.

Great hike. Uphill pretty much the whole way. But the shortness makes it easy. Great view from the top of cloudsplitter.

Nice trail, easy to follow. Somewhat muddy conditions depending on rainfall and time of year you hike it. Staircase is cool, easy to navigate.

Easiest hike in the Gorge except for Chimney Top. Great Arch to see from top to bottom.

Big daddy of them all. Easy hike with HUGE payoff. Awesome arch.

Really cool trail, easy hike. Arch is really small but a great find.

Great hike, awesome arch with cathedral like surroundings.

7 days ago

Has a real pretty place to camp

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