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Was mosquito heaven, water was stagnant, other areas were dry.

great trail for an afternoon hike

Hiked the section from Cumberland Falls to Holly Bay Campground over two days, about 17 miles. Trail was more technical than previous reviews had indicated. Great views and good camping spots, but lots of scrambling, overgrown and poorly maintained areas, a creek crossing, multiple downed trees, rock laden paths, and a large section of narrow trail along a ridge line tilted at a 45 degree angle. Difficult to traverse with a 25-30 lb pack on your back.

Be prepared for some road waking on this section. Between coming up out of Red River Gorge and old beaver road is mostly blacktop.
The Red River section passes by Indian Arch and Staircase. On the Northern side is Furnace Arch and Clear Creek Furnace. All points of interest.
Plenty of camping spots along the trail.

Hit this one late fall into work yet for the best views.

A great evening hike. One of the lesser traveled trails in the Gorge area. Good trail to hit if time is limited and introduces one to the Red River Gorge area.

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2 days ago

Nicely maintained, well-marked and fairly wide Land Between the Lakes trail. Large, safe parking area. 4/5s of the hike is an enjoyable, but sort of routine, walk in the woods. A lot of spider webs, so grab a stick. I did the loop clockwise. After about 1.25 miles, you emerge onto the shorelines of Lake Barkley and Honker Lake. Nice water views. I saw several deer and beavers. The final two miles look like they could be seasonally marshy, but there are bridges over the inlets and low spots. The entire trail is dry and hard-packed in summer. A few gentle climbs with some improved steps. Nothing technical. Recorded distances vary because of marginally different routes back to the parking lot and/or nature center. Roughly 4.5-4.8 miles r/t. Worth it.

Always a great hike!

Great little hike. The falls at the end depend on how much it rains.

It was a good hike

Very cool short hike

Really like this trail. Lots of great rock features.

Very short and easy. Paved part of the way. Great short 5 min walk to see amazing views!
No idea why this is marked as “moderate.” Should be VERY EASY

Nice and easy

One of my favorite trails all year round! It’s great to get an understanding of the red river gorge’s varying landscape, seeing both high elevation points at double arch and auxier ridge, and low elevation points along the trail. It’s great for dogs too, but bring plenty of water for them during the summer as the ridge can get really hot and you will need some extra water to cool your furfriends down. This is also a great hike for those who enjoy KY native vegetation and seeing all the different types of trees/bushes that cover this land.

The trek there wasn’t bad but we didn’t go to the top. Very very sketchy. My fiancé went further than I did and I prayed hard for his return. This is NOT kid friendly!!

We had a good time with our 8, 5 and 3 year old. Probably will do it again soon.

Nice, clean, peaceful trail. Good for hiking or biking.

Hiked this trail on 9/13/18, it was a good trail, not difficult, well marked and had some cool rock formations. We had the place to ourselves, we didn't see a single other person the whole day.

The view is amazing on this trail! It is a very short trail.

hiking
5 days ago

The view is amazing on this trail!

The many chest and waist high downed trees on the path made it hard to travel for me and my dog (who I keep on leash the whole time) to travel. It also appeared to have no recent T
travers because the amount of spiders and webs over the trail were excessive. I ended up turning around before the loop because a combination of the downed trees and spiders. spiders everywhere... in my hair, down my shirt, and between the lens of my glasses & my eye was when I gave up. Maybe I would try again in late fall/winter if the path was cleared.

This trail was awesome. was a little populated but the views were totally worth it. I would def recommend checking it out! Daniel Boone is beautiful in general.

hiking
6 days ago

Great hike! Make sure you bring water, because on the way back you'll want it after going up a couple staircases and inclines. Easy to follow trail. We did it with 3 of our kids ages 7-11, and they enjoyed it.

It is awesome

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6 days ago

Love this hike but not a,easy hike ticks steps and climbing was great ..

hiking
7 days ago

Yahoo is definitely one of my favorite places. The trail is definitely a hike, but its perfect for Fall!

hiking
7 days ago

There are some really interesting spots on this trail. There are some overgrown spots. Be prepared for ticks and spiders!

Fun trail! View at top is amazing and there’s usually a dog that will lead the way

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