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Explore Kentucky's Ancient Forest 2018 - HARLAN COUNTY


 Blanton Forest State Nature Preserve  4116 Highway 840, Wallins Creek, Kentucky 40873

Blanton Forest State Nature Preserve

4116 Highway 840, Wallins Creek, Kentucky 40873

We're excited to announce we're partnering up Kentucky Natural Lands Trustfor the third year in a row to host a weekend of guided hikes at Blanton Forest State Nature Preserve led by the KNLT's Stewardship Director, Preston Lacy and The Explore Kentucky Initiative Director, Gerry Seavo James. This incredible hike features the largest old growth forest in the state of Kentucky, with 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!

Each hike will start at 9:30AM. The hike is 4.5 miles in length and moderate to strenous going up and back down Pine Mountain.
Space is limited is 15 people per hike. Sign-up here: https://www.explorekentucky.us/calendar/2018/explorekentuckysancientforest

All EKI programs are lead by Wilderness First Aid/Wilderness First Responder certified guides.