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Hiking in Kentucky's Daniel Boone National Forest

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Hiking and summer are synonymous, especially in a state as adventurous as Kentucky. Kentucky is a state known for its cultural history and attractions. It's also a geographically diverse state, that offers an abundant range of adventures and recreation for visitors. From popular state attractions like the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Horse Park, the Louisville Slugger Museum, and Mammoth Cave State Park, to lesser-known and off the beaten path treasures like the Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky is an incredible place to visit this summer, and our Inns serve as the perfect jumping-off point for a variety of adventures. When you're looking for lodging, look no further than one of our member Bed and Breakfasts. Book your room with us today!

Best Hiking Trails in Daniel Boone National Forest

The Daniel Boone National Forest, located in southeastern Kentucky, encompasses a land area of over 708,000 acres and spans across 21 counties. The area is breathtakingly beautiful and includes unique rock and land formations carved centuries ago by the many rivers and streams that run through the forest lands. It is actually considered to be some of the most rugged land west of the Appalachian Mountains. Of these rock formations, the Natural Bridge is probably the most famous--it's a massive stone bridge that spans 75 feet in width and is elevated 65 feet off the ground.

There are numerous wonderful hiking trails in the Daniel Boone National Forest--over 600 to be precise! You could spend days in this incredible area, and still only manage to see relatively few of these magnificent trails. Starting your trip in the Natural Arches Scenic Area, which leads to Natural Bridge, is one of the best ways to get familiar with the land and its unusual features. Another popular and easy hike is to Eagle Creek Falls Loop Hike. You can even extend this hike to the famed Cumberland Falls--well worth the journey! Other popular hikes in the area include the Sky Bridge Trail and the Rock Bridge Trail. The longest hiking trail in the Daniel Boone National Forest is the Sheltowee Trace Trail. This hiking trail runs all the way through the forest for an incredible 273 miles. You can do as much or as little of this trail as you want. 

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Hiking in the Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucky

Relax in Kentucky's Finest Hospitality

After a full day of hiking in the Daniel Boone National Forest, you'll certainly need a comfortable place to land in the evening to rest, recuperate, and renew yourself for the next days' adventure. There is no place better to do this than at one of our member Bed and Breakfast Inns. Kentucky Inns not only offer the finest lodging accommodations in the state, but their service and hospitality are second to none. This summer, get in touch with your adventurous side. Book a room at one of our member Bed and Breakfasts near the Daniel Boone National Forest today!