HikingKentuckyParks Tag: Carter Caves State Resort Park

Exploring Horn Hollow Cave In Carter Caves State Resort Park

Horn Hollow Cave is nestled within Carter Caves State Resort Park, close to Olive Hill, Kentucky. Alongside Laurel Cave, it stands as one of the park’s two pristine, natural caverns accessible to visitors without needing to purchase a guided tour ticket.   To embark on your self-guided expedition through the cave, visitors must secure a […]

HikingKentuckyWaterfalls Tag: Red River Gorge

Hiking The Rock Bridge Trail To Creation Falls In Red River Gorge In Kentucky

Explore the scenic wonders of Rock Bridge Trail (#207), nestled within the captivating landscape of the Red River Gorge Geological Area, part of the Daniel Boone National Forest’s Cumberland District, within the Rock Bridge Recreation Area.   This is considered an easy to moderate 1.5-mile loop trail, featuring an elevation gain of approximately 250 feet. […]

HikingOhio Tag: Hocking Hills State Park

Hiking In Conkle’s Hollow State Nature Preserve

Conkle’s Hollow State Nature Preserve lies within the boundaries of Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio, a testament to the state’s commitment to preserving its natural splendor. Established in 1925 to safeguard its breathtaking landscapes, the site gained official recognition as a state nature preserve in 1977.   Nestled at 24858 Big Pine Road, Rockbridge, […]

HikingMinnesotaMonuments Tag: Pipestone

Exploring The Pipestone National Monument

Situated just north of Pipestone in southwestern Minnesota, Pipestone National Monument holds deep cultural significance as a site where Indigenous peoples from 23 tribal nations, such as the Dakota and Lakota, have quarried red pipestone for over 3,000 years, crafting pipes and effigies for ceremonial use.   Established on August 25, 1937, the monument preserves […]

HikingIowaMonuments Tag: Effigy Mounds National Monument

Hiking The Fire Point Loop Trail In Effigy Mounds National Monument

Effigy Mounds National Monument is located in northeast Iowa along the banks of the Mississippi River and holds the distinction of being the state’s only national monument. The monument preserves over 200 prehistoric mounds, including numerous effigy mounds shaped like animals.   One of the favored trails within the monument is the Fire Point Trail. […]