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Explore Kentucky's Ancient Forest

  • Camp Blanton Spur Wallins Creek, KY, 40873 (map)

We're excited to announce we're partnering up again with Kentucky Natural Lands Trust this year to host a weekend of guided hikes at Blanton Forest State Nature Preserve led by the KNLT's Stewardship Director, Preston Lacy and EKI Director, Gerry Seavo James. This incredible hike features the largest old growth forest in the state of Kentucky, with some trees dating to the late 1600's! Blanton is also home to scenic overlooks, soaring cliff lines, rock shelters, and pristine mountain streams that contain the Blackside Dace, a threatened species of fish. Lace up your hiking boots, dust off your camera, and join us to learn more about this beautiful wilderness area on Pine Mountain in eastern Kentucky!

Check-out these entries from our Field Journal about adventures in Blanton Forest State Nature Preserve:


Trail Rating: Moderate to strenuous

Length: 4 Miles

Length of time: 4-5 hours

Price: $15