You’ve likely heard of the term “old growth forest,” but what exactly does that mean? Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like. An old growth forest is an area where trees have been able to grow to a great age and have also been left relatively undisturbed. If you walk along one of these forests, you will see the same scenery inhabitants saw centuries ago. Located on Pine Mountain, Blanton Forest State Nature Preserve is the largest old growth forest in Kentucky and it is an amazing place to visit. There are hiking trails within the nature preserve that allow you to see the natural wonder of the area without disturbing it and the Knobby Rock Trail is definitely a favorite.

Thousands of acres and the largest old growth forest in Kentucky are preserved thanks to the efforts to set up the Blanton Forest State Nature Preserve. You can witness the area for yourself and experience the same incredible views as those who were in the area centuries ago. Have you been to this nature preserve? Do you love to learn about Kentucky history? Let us know in the comments!

For more information on Blanton Forest, visit its website and for directions to the Knobby Rock Trail, check out its Alltrails site.

And for another forest in Kentucky that is home to something else that’s quite large, take a look at what’s hiding at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.

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