Arabian Loop Trail #622

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Arabian Loop Trail is located on Stearns District of the Daniel Boone National Forest, near Barren Fork Horse Camp. This popular campground is for horseback riders who enjoy the forest setting. Several interconnecting trails provide miles of riding pleasure. Alpine Loop Trail makes a loop along the ridge top. Halfway through the loop, the trail nears the cliff for a scenic view. Parking is available at Barren Fork Horse Camp; Forest Service Road 684. 

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Trail connections: Canter Loop Trail # 625 (2.75 miles)

Trailhead: Forest Service Road 684, Barren Fork Horse Camp

Latitude: 36.773874 Longitude: -84.463614

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: Available at the Barren Fork Horse Camp (April - mid November)
Restroom: Available at the Barren Fork Horse Camp (April - mid November)
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Stearns Ranger District
3320 Hwy 27 North
Whitley City, KY 42653

General Information


From Somerset, go south on US 27 for 25 miles or from Whitley City go north on US 27 for 1.5 miles to the Stearns office for .90 mile.

Take Forest Service Road 684 (adjacent to the Stearns Ranger District office) to Barren Fork Horse Camp. The trail is located on the right. 


Available at Barren Fork Horse Camp; Forest Service Road 684


This trail does not meet accessibility standards for persons with disabilities.



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Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: More Difficult

Horse Riding & Camping

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