Panoramic View Trail #528

Area Status: Open

Panoramic View Trail #528, located on Stearns District, of the Daniel Boone National Forest, begins at the Panoramic Trailhead parking lot and traverses out the ridgeline to the northeast, terminating at a scenic overlook. A second scenic overlook is located about halfway out and off to the right of this trail. This relatively easy trail is located just off Day Ridge Road (McCreary County 927), past the Natural Arch Scenic Area. The trail passes through a heath family dominated landscape and includes a couple of panoramic views of what is locally known as the “Gulf.”

Panoramic View Trail Guide and Map

At a Glance

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General Information


Take US 27 south from Somerset for 21 miles; turn right on KY 927 and follow the signs for 2 miles. From Whitley City, proceed north on US 27 for 5 miles; turn left on KY 927.  Go 3 miles. The trailhead will be on your right.


Parking is available at the Panoramic View trailhead.

Recreation Map

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Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
.50 miles

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