North Flat Rock Trail #627

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

North Flat Rock Trail #627 is located near Barren Fork Horse Camp on Stearns District of the Daniel Boone National Forest. This popular campground is for horseback riders who enjoy the forest setting.

The trail follows the edge of the ridgetop through an oak forest. During the winter you can see sandstone cliffs and ridges across Indian Creek. You will often see deer, squirrels and maybe even a bear.

North Flat Rock Trail Guide and Map

Trail Connections:
Indian Creek Trail # 626 (1.75 miles)
Belgian Loop Trail # 624 (3 miles)

Nearby Facilities: Barren Fork Horse Camp

At a Glance

Fees None
Open Season: Open all year
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: This trail is a multiple-use trail open to horseback riders and hikers. Please share the trail. 16-01-10 Barren Fork Horse Camp and Bell Farm Horse Camp
Camping or maintaining a campsite for more than 14 consecutive days is prohibited. Riding, hitching, tethering or hobbling a horse or other saddle or pack animal must be conducted according to posted instructions. View Map
Closest Towns: Whitley City
Water: None
Restroom: None
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Stearns Ranger District
3320 US 27 North
Whitley City, KY 42653

General Information


Follow US 27 north of the Stearns Ranger District office for approximately 1.8 miles to the Flat Rock Baptist Church. Turn right and follow this road for about 3.75 miles to the end. There is limited parking here, or park at Barren Fork Horse Camp or US 27 trailhead and ride connector trails. 


Roadside parking is available.


This trail is not accessible.



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Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: More Difficult

Horse Riding & Camping

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