Three Forks of Beaver Creek

Somerset, Kentucky 42501

Three Forks of Beaver Creek

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Hike to where the three forks of Beaver Creek meet in the lush bottomland of this wilderness area. The Beaver Creek Wilderness, the smaller of Kentucky’s two federal wilderness areas (the other is the Clifty Wilderness in the Red River Gorge), encompasses 4,877 acres strung along Beaver Creek and its three forks: Hurricane, Middle, and Freeman.

This hike heads first to an overlook on the edge of the wilderness area above the spot where the three forks meet, and then descends into the wilderness area to the junction itself.
The Beaver Creek area, which was acquired by the Forest Service in the 1930s and given wilderness status in 1975, is by no means untouched by the hand of humankind. The old roadbeds that crisscross the area are evidence of the coal mining, logging, and homesteading that used to take place here. (For thousands of years before that, the creek valley and its steep cliff s were home to Native Americans.)"

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Trail Information

Somerset
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
3.3
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Stearns Ranger District, Daniel Boone National Forest, (606) 376-5323
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