The Berea College Forest is one of the oldest managed private forests in the United States. The forest has been producing wood products and drinking water for Madison County since 1898. In this forest the Indian Fort Mountain Trail receives thousands of hikers every year.
Trail System Rules
The trail system is open to the public year-round. Please be considerate of other users and observe the following rules:
- The area is open for use during daylight hours only. The parking lot is closed at night.
- Visitors are welcome on trails only. No short cuts, please.
- Plants, animals, rocks, and archeological artifacts are to be left alone.
- NO motor vehicles, horses, or bicycles are permitted on the trails. Foot travel only!
- NO fires, smoking, drugs, alcohol, hunting, firearms, or camping.
- Pets must be kept on a leash.
- NO trash. If you pack it in, then you must pack it out!
- The trails may be closed during extreme forest fire danger. Portions of the trails may be closed temporarily for maintenance or forest management. Areas of the Berea College Forest not served by the trail system are closed to the public.