Overview. After walking the Natural Arch Loop, head a little further west for a quick walk to big views on the Panoramic View Trail. This looks out to Natural Arch and Buffalo Canyon Trail below. I can imagine this to be the ideal short hike when Fall colors are in season.
Route Type | Out and Back
Total Distance | 1.2 miles
Overall Difficulty | Easy
USDA Forest Service Map of Panoramic View Trail
Trailhead. This trail can be found a very short drive west from Natural Arch Scenic Area on Day Ridge Road. [map pending Google approval]
Trail navigation. The trail is a short out and back on well marked, heavily trafficked trail. There are a couple user trails on the sides leading to backcountry campsites. Be sure to stay on the widest, firmest path and
CAUTION - Cliffs. There are some rather steep drop offs on this hike that can lead to serious injury or death. Be sure to respect the edge and keep a safe distance.
CAUTION - Poisonous snakes. Beware of timber rattlesnakes and copperheads in the area. Stay alert on the trail, as snakes are commonly found taking in the warmth of the trail. Give them a wide berth or wait for them to move off the trail. [More on Kentucky’s Venomous Snakes]
CAUTION - Bears. Black bears are growing in number throughout Daniel Boone National Forest. Be sure to follow bear safety precautions. [Be Bear Aware by US Forest Service]