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Fern Garden Trail

Pine Mountain State Resort Park

Pineville, Kentucky


Both entrances to the trail are remote and begin on Living Stairway Trail. This route offers hikers the opportunity to explore the variations of plant communities and habitats that lie within the park. Most hikers begin the trail from at the metal stairway on Living Stairway Trail. Descending the stairs delivers hikers into a lush, ravine forest of hemlock, tulip poplar, and rhododendron. The Fern Garden itself is located at near the halfway point of the trail and represents a unique, moist, herbaceous habitat favoring the growth cinnamon ferns, royal ferns, and Sweetgum trees. In particularly wet years, the cinnamon ferns will sometimes grow to a height of 3 or 4 feet.

  • Length: 1.2 mi
  • Difficulty: Strenuous

  • Hiking

1050 State Park Rd.
Pineville, KY 40977

Region: Eastern
County: Bell
Phone: 606-337-3066

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