The Berea College Forest is a great place to get out and enjoy nature!
Berea is a certified Trail Town with multiple opportunities for hiking recreation. Click the trail you're interested in on the menu to the left. These hiking trails are open year round and are maintained by the Berea College Forestry Department.
Here's what we ask in order for you to help keep the forest we love happy and healthy:
The area is open for use during daylight hours only. The parking lot is closed at night.
Visitors are welcome on trails only. No short cuts, please.
Plants, animals, rocks, and archeological artifacts are to be left alone.
NO motor vehicles, horses, or bicycles are permitted on the trails. Foot travel only!
NO fires, smoking, drugs, alcohol, hunting, firearms, or camping.
Pets must be kept on a leash.
NO trash. If you pack it in, then you must pack it out!
The trails may be closed during extreme forest fire danger. Portions of the trails may be closed temporarily for maintenance or forest management. Areas of the Berea College Forest not served by the trail system are closed to the public.
Interested in seeing us on other platforms?
The Pinnacles, Anglin Falls, and Brushy Fork trails are open dawn to dusk every day of the year. If they are closed for an extenuating circumstance, we will post about it on our website and social media.
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.
We are open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday-Saturday and 12:00 to 4:00 pm Sunday. We are closed Monday.
Dogs are allowed on the trails but they must be on a leash.
Yes, we have a parking lot by the building and trails to the Pinnacles (2047 Big Hill Rd.) Anglin Falls has a gravel parking lot at the trailhead (842 Anglin Falls Rd.) Brushy Fork has gravel parking lots off of Scaffold Cane Rd.
No, the Forestry Outreach Center is free and open to all! The Pinnacles, Anglin Falls, and Brushy Fork are not a part of a national or state park/forest.