An announcement from the Berea College Forest:

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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Map by Forestry Technician Trey Prather

The Pinnacles Lookout

Recent Observations From the Pinnacles

Visitors can hike up the Pinnacles on the Indian Fort Trails. They offer a variety of difficulty levels and beautiful views of the landscape.

To see Berea Tourism’s Map, click here.

For short trail descriptions, click here.

Located at 2047 Big Hill Rd. Berea, KY 40403

If you are coming from Berea on Big Hill (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 Big Hill Food Mart at the intersection of Hwy 21 and 421 you’ve gone too far.