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Daniel Boone National Forest

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Address: Winchester, KY 40376
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Boat, fish, hike and hunt to your heart's content in this scenic national...

Boat, fish, hike and hunt to your heart's content in this scenic national forest.

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Rock Formations are Incredible

Just driving through is a treat. The rock formations are so different from our home state of PA. We did not hike due to time restrictions, but noticed my hikers enjoying the area... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2016
Reading, Pennsylvania
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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391 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2016

Just driving through is a treat. The rock formations are so different from our home state of PA. We did not hike due to time restrictions, but noticed my hikers enjoying the area. Just beautiful and peaceful !

Thank gwenrich8
Frankfort, Kentucky
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39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2016

the forest has excellent hiking trails that are well marked. It is a 2nd growth forest, but the trees are large with a minimum of undergrowth. The rock formations are unique to this area. There are several waterfalls. The fauna is so diverse with plants that only grow in this region. Absolutely beautiful experience.

Thank Fran S
Louisville, Kentucky
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1,033 reviews
578 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 423 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2016

If you want to get out in the country and get away from it all this is a wonderful place to visit. We found the best time to go is in the springtime when everything is in bloom and the traffic is light, especially if you can go during the week. Weather you drive through and take some of the... More 

2 Thank Richard F
Combined Locks, Wisconsin
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2016

The trails are a bit more primitive than at Natural Bridge State Resort Park, but, wow, was it fun! The Nada Tunnel is worth the drive. Be careful that the Bert T Combs Parkway does NOT directly intersect Hwy 77 where the Nada Tunnel is. We got quite lost trying to follow the Red River Gorge Geological Area map for... More 

3 Thank AquatenniiaT
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Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Plenty to do fish cave run beach at camp grounds have primitive and regular campgrounds lots is wild flowers beautiful place good hiking firing range must have a pass to park

1 Thank informer1955
Winchester, Kentucky
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2016

Excellent place to hike. Beautiful spring flowers. In the fall see the colorful leaves. Check out red river gorge and natural bridge.

1 Thank Goodeater007
Winchester, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

If you like hiking rock climbing, sight seeing or just getting out by yourself this is a must see attraction. Make sure to visit rockbridge, to see the stream run under a natural arch. Also there are plenty of cabins along with state lodge and campgrounds to stay in.

2 Thank Roadtrac
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

I cannot begin to tell you how beautiful the fall leaves were this season. The history, friendly people and the landmarks. Don't judge Kentucky until you see all this forest , it real impressive.

3 Thank Bruce B
Dublin, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2015

This forest could be a national treasure. Instead it languishes without signage or a decent visitor center where it can be found. The main access is in Slade, KY but you will have to stumble around to find the visitor center where a map to the arches can be found. You have to go online to get any real information,... More 

3 Thank llc273
Coral Springs, Florida
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1,028 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 778 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2015

Established in 1937, originally named Cumberland. Daniel Boone National Forest is 706,ooo acres in 21 counties of eastern Kentucky, and all within boundary of Kentucky.Lots of birds, wildlife, and scenery. Many keys, red river gorge, lake,, skybridge, Gray's arch, camping, hikes, trails, and the colors in the trees are beautiful.

1 Thank 387indy

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