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​​​The original 308-acre area was dedicated on Sept. 26, 1985. KHLCF additions bring the total acres conserved to 742 acres.

 A sandstone outcrop at the southeast end of the 730-foot-high knob is considered to be the prominence upon which Daniel Boone first stood and looked out over the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. It is known as "Boone's Overlook." The Pilot Knob trail is approximately 1.25 miles one-way to the top of the knob. Due to elevation gain it is considered very strenuous. The Millstone Quarry trail is one mile round trip from the parking area.

  • Features - cultural history, scenic views, historic millstone quarry
  • Hiking - Pilot Knob trail to overlook, very strenuous; Millstone Quarry trail, moderate
  • Parking - seven or eight cars; one or two buses
  • Hazards - cliffs, venomous snakes (rare)
  • Activities - hiking, nature study, birding, geological study, etc.


Powell County. From the junction of the Mountain Parkway and KY 15 at Clay City, follow KY 15 north for 2.7 miles. Turn right on Brush Creek Road for 1.5 miles to gravel parking area.

Access Type: Open to Public
County: Powell
Region: Eastern Region
Size: 742
Owner: Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves | Powell County Fiscal Court
  • ​Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves
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Lat: 37.912063
Long: -83.94496
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