One of the most significant and beautiful natural areas in the state, Bad Branch Gorge is a forested gorge with a 60-foot waterfall tumbling over sandstone cliffs on the south face of Pine Mountain.
This 2,639 acre preserve protects the scenic beauty of the gorge and one of the largest concentrations of rare and uncommon species known in the state. The preserve also protects Kentucky�s only known nesting pair of common ravens (Corvus corax).
Foot trail and bridges, 7.4 miles of trail over uneven terrain. The hike to Bad Branch Falls is approximately 1.2 miles, and a more strenuous loop extends to the crest of Pine Mountain.
Downloadable PDF Brochure with Map
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Owned by the
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
Official Web Site
Kentucky Wild River by the
Kentucky Division of Water
(Located in neighboring Letcher County)
*Information on this page provided by KSNPC.