**POTENTIAL BLACK BEAR ACTIVITY IN THE AREA**
Please adhere to any signage and closed trails until further notice.
Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings.
Keep all dogs on leash at all times. Hike with others when possible and/or make noise while hiking.
If you see a bear, do not approach. Calmly travel in the opposite direction. Contact us at 859-756-3315 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In early spring, black bears may den with cubs. It’s crucial to give them space to avoid any potential conflicts, as mother bears can be protective and defensive. We are fortunate to have a healthy ecosystem including black bears, adding to the richness of our natural environment.
**We’ve had questions about the logging taking place visible from the Bluegrass Overlook/Indian Fort Lookout. This is happening on private land and Berea College Forestry Foresters are aware of the situation.
Located at 2047 Big Hill Rd. Berea, KY 40403
If you are coming from Berea on Big Hill Rd./Hwy 21, there's a parking lot and the Forestry Outreach Center on the left about 3 miles from Boone Tavern. If you hit the Dollar General and Big Hill gas station at the intersection of Hwy 21 and 421 you've gone too far.
The "Berea Forest Trail" on the map is the West Barton Trailhead. There is a small parking lot. This trailhead is a shorter distance to West Pinnacle and about 2 miles to East Pinnacle.
Check out Berea Tourism for more things to do and places to eat!
The Pinnacles trails offer gorgeous lookouts at West Pinnacle, Indian Fort, Buzzard's Roost, Eagle's Nest, and East Pinnacle. They're so beautiful in every season, you'll have to come back!
The hikes to each lookout vary in difficulty. Starting from the main trailhead, they all branch from a trail that is initially uphill. For first timers, we recommend East Pinnacle.