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hiking
17 hours ago

Well maintained and clean trail with great views at the top. Wide variety of plants and fungi along the way. A pleasant dog that lives nearby decided to join us on the hike but they are not typically permitted as it is a state nature preserve.

Great hike with a rock scramble up a crevasse then left up an other scramble to the top an on to the trail. The views will be better in the fall or when the leaves fall. But I saw no other hikers on this trail.

hiking
1 day ago

Rating this a three because the trash and graffiti diminish the true beauty and potential of this place. The view at the top was spectacular, but the beer cans, shards of glass and pointless graffiti was not welcomed. I did take my dog ( it’s a wonder he didn’t step in any glass or vomit along the way) and he did have some difficulty scaling the rocks up to the top. I was able to hoist him up and down (he’s a 70lb golden retriever), so if you do take your pup, make sure you know your limits and their comfortability level. Other than scaling the rock, the trail was fairly easy

Fun trail. Offers different options of you want to take shortcuts. Very wooded hike (wear your bug spray). Fun addition to a Mammoth Cave tour.

A warm Sunday at Berea Pinnacles. Love exploring and seeing new sights. Very good views once you make the climb up to the ridges. I like to see the views in the fall, bet there gorgeous!

hiking
1 day ago

First half easy, second half a nice moderate climb. View would be stunning in Fall. Lots of dogs on trail. Add the .2 to devils kitchen. Nice to see the rock formations.

on East and West Pinnacle

hiking
2 days ago

This wasn’t really what I would call a hike. Seemed more like a stroll through a park. Don’t get me wrong, there are some uphill trails that will get your legs and lungs working, but some of the overlooks weren’t that great. East Pinnacle had a bunch of trees blocking the view and there was broken glass scattered along most of the trails. Eagle’s Nest was a beautiful view of the area, though. These trails are highly trafficked. We went on a Sunday morning, and by noon, there were lots of people around. It’s a decent trail but nothing to spectacular.

This trail was more than I expected although the fort itself leaves a little to be desired. Lots of history in this area. Many are talking about the steep hill but if you go the other way, the incline is much more gradual. Lookout of West Point is available as well as a natural spring. Saw lots of box turtles in the creekbed. Also tons of spiders, so if you don't like webs in your face, keep your eyes open lol

walking
2 days ago

Easy paved trail in a beautiful setting. Well maintained with a lot of wildflowers and opportunity to see abundant wildlife. Perfect for families.

hiking
2 days ago

We did this today and the views and hike were great. Only downfall was the ticks!! We sprayed boots, pants and socks and just pulled 20 baby size ticks off of the wife.

Do this trail almost 3 times a week beautiful in all seasons.

It’s such a beautiful view

Easy trail, actually a road used to access fields around the lake , well maintained. No markers and no gps or phone signal. Very secluded and a great place to swim or fish. Many places to get in the water if you search off the beaten path a little

Lovely hike! Variety of turns and water.

hiking
2 days ago

Nice trail for the kids to enjoy creek play. Watch out for snakes! After a heavy rain the creek is harder to navigate and you should always wear shoes you don’t mind wading in. Deep spots along cliff walls, near the back of the trail by the no trespassing sign is a nice swimming hole. Not overly strenuous but could be hard for youngsters or older folks to safely balance on some of the rocks.

2 days ago

We ride bikes or scooters here a couple times a week. Great, paved, family trail with easy parking. Be aware it’s not a loop!! There are lots of runners, bikes, and walkers on this trail. We’ve always felt very safe.

walking
2 days ago

We do this trail frequently when we have a short amount of time to be in the area. The kids love seeing the springs in different seasons and it’s a nice, easy walk on well maintained trails.

I love this trail. As others have said, it will keep the heart rate up. It’s a clean trail with beautiful wildflowers and we’ve seen plenty of deer and other wildlife. Personally, I prefer to get the sharp ascent out of the way first, so that would be counter-clockwise on the loop.

We enjoyed this hike with our 10 and 8 year old plus pup. Had some pretty views in the .5 loop and we walked down the the sink hole ground at one point. We wore bug spray and were fine. Took about 1 hour to hike but nice family morning hike!!

Great trail. Well marked and shade almost the whole way. Beautiful outlooks. You can see for miles at the top. My son and I really enjoyed ourselves this morning.

It is a beautiful place. You can see the falls with a much shorter hike though. (I have done both hikes.) If you go to the main entrance for Yahoo Falls there is a small parking lot and bathrooms. From this point it is only about 1/2 mile to the falls. You can cross over at the top of the falls (just don't take the path that says it goes to the arch) and take a trail down to the bottom of the falls. Very pretty area. There are steps going up if you cross over at the base of the falls...they are real "thigh-burners"...or go back up the path you came down. Makes for a nice, cooler, shorter, kid friendly, hike.

Downed trees on path but a great trail run and beautiful view of lake.

Nice paved trail that would be good to take small children. If you want to see the actual arches of the bridge you have to hike down to the creek bottom to see it well. Lots of wildflowers even in August.

This trail gives a decent workout getting to the falls as most is uphill but not too bad of a climb. There are a lot of rocks on the first part of the trail but later gets better. The falls are nice when you get to the end you have to go back the same way you came in. Overall a nice hike.

Great, short hike for testing out my puppy's hiking skills. Beautiful scenery!! Trail was well marked, clean and medium skill level.

hiking
4 days ago

good place to hike with my dog. not usually a lot of people there.

Great view. Info signs are worn and need upkeep from forestry dept.

Great hike, totally recommend. We had difficulty finding it the first couple times we went, and if you ask the park rangers they will not tell you how to get there, but we did get lucky with one ranger who told us exactly, and it was great fun.

Leads you to a very peaceful place. Pack lunch!

Lots of trash and graffiti but an epic view.

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