Daniel Boone National Forest

Find Your Adventure

The Daniel Boone National Forest embraces some of the most rugged terrain west of the Appalachian Mountains. Steep forested slopes, sandstone cliffs and narrow ravines await!

Recreation Guide

Spread across 21 counties of eastern Kentucky, the Daniel Boone National Forest manages more than 708,000 acres of national forest system lands within a 2.1 million-acre proclamation boundary. From over 600 miles of trails to two federally recognized wildernesses and more than 250 recreation sites, the Daniel Boone National Forest provides countless opportunities to explore eastern Kentucky's landscape, heritage, and culture.

  • Replacing the Whittleton Arch Trail Bridge

    A wood bridge stretches over a creek in the forest.

    Over the past two years, the Red River Gorge Trail Crew has used volunteer power and innovative thinking to replace a bridge along the popular Whittleton Arch Trail in the Red River Gorge.

  • London Ranger District Office Reconstruction

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    The London Ranger District Office Compound will be demolished and completely reconstructed to make way for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s planned widening of U.S. Highway 25.

  • KY Transportation Cabinet Funds Trail Improvements

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    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recognized the role the Forest plays in the provision and maintenance of regional transportation with a $2.4 million grant to improve the Forest’s motorized and non-motorized trails and trail programs.