Daniel Boone National Forest consists of 706,000 acres in Clay and other counties. The forest encompasses mostly rugged terrain made up of steep forested ridges dissected by narrow ravines and miles of sandstone cliffs.
Come to backpack, camp, picnic, rock climb, boat, hunt, fish, ride and relax. The Daniel Boone National Forest features over 520 miles of developed forest trails, including nearly 300 miles of National Recreation Trails.
Some trails are easy and fun for families with small children; others make for great overnight hikes. Wilderness trails are the most primitive and should be used by experienced hikers.
The Red River Gorge and the
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area are located within the Daniel Boone National Forest.