An announcement from the Berea College Forest:

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In response to large gatherings that have been occurring at popular hiking and outdoor activity sites, Governor Beshear has urged the closure of all such venues to the public. The Red River Gorge is said to be closing as are most of our state parks and many outdoor city areas, as well. The Administrative Committee has reluctantly made the decision to close temporarily the Indian Fort area and the College Forest more generally to hiking and other outdoor recreational activities. Effective this evening at dusk, parking areas will be barricaded.

From the FOC team, stay safe and we’ll look forward to hiking with you again!

–Posted March 27th, 2020

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We are open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm every day of the week.
The trails are dog friendly, but they must be on a leash.
Yes, we have a parking lot by the building and trails.
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The Pinnacle trails are open dawn to dusk.
Yes, the Center has indoor and outdoor restrooms, as well as an outdoor shower. There are also drinking fountains and a water bottle filler in the Center.