I was really wanting to get outdoors and breathe in the crisp, morning air but could not decide on which trail to hike. I had about 3 hours open in my schedule so I knew I could go on a decent, cardio filled walk. After looking at the maps and wanting to make sure I would stay within my time-frame, I chose to do the DB Hut trail. It is actually one of my favorites. I guess maybe because this was the very first trail we hiked when we moved to Kentucky 12 years ago?? Or maybe because it runs beside a stream for quite awhile so I get to hear its lovely, relaxing sound?? Which, by the way, is wonderful when you have kiddos with you! During the hot summer days they can easily play in it and cool off. Also, the doggies can take a dip and have all the water they need. But it is a well- worn path so I'm thinking I am not the only one that really enjoys it.
I always get to this trail by parking at the Martin's Fork parking lot. Once you cross the road, you will see this lovely little stream I am talking about.
It can get muddy in areas, so put those hiking boots to good use. But thanks to the US Forest Service-Daniel Boone National Forest Forestry Tech, Charlie Rowe, we have wonderfully built bridges that not only provide a dry path for us, but also look pretty amazing. I did lose count of how many I crossed on this trail, but seriously, who cares. Bridges are fun!
This is actually Rough Trail which takes you to the trail-head of the Daniel Boone Hut trail. When you reach this point, it takes a pretty drastic change and can be very difficult in places. Needing to duck/squat under a log...shimmy down narrow parts...big knee bend steps...just to name a few.
But the end is worth it! And during the rainy season you will even get to enjoy a waterfall!
So hopefully you will be able to enjoy this lovely, spring weather and get out to hike! Get that camera ready, have fun and be safe!
'Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.' - John Muir