Explore the most popular forest trails near Berea with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

very beautiful

This trail is beautiful. Although the straight uphill climb is difficult, it’s worth it for the view from the lookout.

Love this trail, beautiful views, variety of terrain and an easy hike. It can get crowded and hikers with dogs let them poop on the trails and some ignorant littering, otherwise it would've been a 4 star.

Moderate hike. Beautiful views for the payoff though. Well maintained. Great way to spend an afternoon.

on East and West Pinnacle

hiking
3 months ago

Went up at dark and watched the sunrise from the Eagles Nest. Absolutely amazing!

hiking
5 months ago

live real close to this trail, a great trail one of my favorites

hiking
6 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous at the top! Didn’t want to leave.

Awesome trail! A sassy cat followed us up to west pinnacle and Indian fort lookout and then followed another group of hikers back up as we were heading down. I hope he got back home to the berea auditorium!!!

hiking
6 months ago

So beautiful!

beautiful trails! a good moderate hike! beautiful lookouts

hiking
9 months ago

Brought my dog to hike with me and the views and moderate trails were well worth it! Can make a decent loop between the two pinnacles or indian lookout.

hiking
9 months ago

This would be a full circle of the trails, seeing most of the look outs. There are shorter in and out options along the way.

hiking
9 months ago

Quick and easy, dog friendly, usually a lot of traffic on a nice day until you get farther out and spaced out. Pretty views.

hiking
10 months ago

Parked at the Berea Arena Theater. Take the paved trail to the West Pinnacle Trailhead. Follow the trail markers to the West Pinnacle ridge. Then headed east towards Indian Fort Lookout. The view at the Indian Fort Lookout has a great view. The trail up was difficult, go slow and you will make it. Well worth the effort. Follow trail marker to the parking lot. At the main trail spur head West towards the West Pinnacle Trail Head. Take water and a snack. Hiking boots recommend. But don't let the lack of hiking boots stop you from enjoying this trail. DON'T litter! See you on the trails.

Always love these hikes.

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike! Awesome views! Eagles Nest trail was my fave!

Beautiful well preserved forest with amazing views. Be on the lookout for the birds of prey, they would fly by me right before I could get the camera out and not come back :( lol

hiking
11 months ago

First time hiking any part of this trail and did it at night to watch for the meteor shower, we took the the Indian fort Lookout trail. For me that trail itself was pretty intense, straight up, it was so peaceful up there though, definitely take safety precautions. Now to go back during the day to do the East side.

Awesome views, great weather, and clearly defined trails. Very fun.

I would have given this trail a five star except that no one was picking up after their dogs, so quite frequently there was foul odor.

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

take a little extra time at the top.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Great, well marked trail. The view at the end isn't as good as the east pinnacle though. If your skilled enough, you can climb to the top of the rocks for a better view!

hiking
Friday, June 16, 2017

Really enjoyed hiking these trails. We saw a lot of wildlife which was an added benefit. Worth a visit

trail running
Friday, June 16, 2017

great hill workout close to home. Just go early weekdays due to people hiking

trail running
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Love these trails! Great surface for running.

trail running
Saturday, June 10, 2017

This trail is fun to run asa hill workout. It can be very crowded at times.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Took our kids up and didn't have any trouble. Ages 11 and 5 at the time- they loved it. Lots of pretty views and stop-offs.

hiking
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Hands down, my favorite hike in Kentucky. Both the East and West Pinnacles are absolutely stunning. My profile picture is a view from the East Pinnacle. Absolutely gorgeous, highly recommend. Maintained very well.

backpacking
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

This has been beyond the best hike and park I have hiked in thus far in central Kentucky. The initial hike begins with a steep uphill hike that takes you to a fork that reads "Indian outlook or west pinnacle", I took Indian outlook because it branches off to other parts that are easily accessible. The views are by far the best!!!!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Trails have all been redone and marked. Very beautiful views.

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