Beaver Creek Wilderness/Middle Ridge Trail #518

Daniel Boone National Forest Stearns Ranger District

Whitley City, Kentucky


6.7 mile trail, can be done in 2 parts, each approx. 3 miles long, Middle Ridge section begins in Middle Ridge parking lot, Beaver Creek section continues on once you reach Bowman Ridge parking lot, offers scenic views, connects back to Bowman Ridge Parking lot

  • Length: 6.7 mi

  • Hiking
General Description

Located along the Cumberland Plateau in eastern and southern Kentucky, the forest encompasses over 707,000 acres of rugged terrain. Over 600 hundred miles of trails are scattered all throughout the forest for hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, and ATV/OHV riders. Experience natural wonders such as the Natural Arch and the Three Forks of Beaver Overlook. The Stearns Ranger District has the Natural Arch, Alpine, and Beaver Creek Wilderness recreation areas. Be sure to check because some areas do require a fee or pass in order to visit.


Laurie Smith
3320 Highway 27 N
Whitley City, KY 42653

Region: South Central
County: Mccreary
Phone: 606-376-5323
Email: mailroom_r8_daniel_b...
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