Join Outdoor Afro Kentucky for a day hike at Berea, Kentucky's Pinnacles co-lead by Outdoor Afro KY-leaders,Alicia Hurle (Deputy Organizing Director for Democracy, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth) and Gerry Seavo James ( Director, The Explore Kentucky Initiative). Located in the Berea College Forest - one of the oldest managed private forests in the United States - the Pinnacles provide several miles of hiking trails with scenic lookouts and breathtaking views at every turn.
The rally point for the hike will be the Indian Fort Mountain trailhead, located in the heart of the Berea Forest. The Hopewell, Adena, and Shawnee Native Americans lived among the many cliffs, knobs, and valleys of the forest making Indian Fort Mountain their prime settlement. The mountain is very steep and has many cliffs but also many breaks in the cliff line. Hikers are required to stay on the trails, because Indian Fort Mountain is still a very active archaeological site.
Outdoor Afro is a national non-profit organization with leadership networks around the country. They have become the nation’s leading, cutting edge network that celebrates and inspires African American connections and leadership in nature. With more than 60 leaders in 28 states from around the country, their goal is connect thousands of people to outdoor experiences, who are changing the face of conservation.