Panoramic View Trail

Map of Panoramic View Trail

Map of Panoramic View Trail

Elevation Profile of Panoramic View Trail

Elevation Profile of Panoramic View Trail

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]