Towering above a forest woodland, Natural Arch stands as an impressive monument to the forces of nature in action. The 50- by 90-foot arch was formed by the erosion of wind, water, and ice that cut away the soft sandstone and left a hard rock cap that arches dramatically across the sky. Other attractions include forested ridges, scenic overlooks, unique flora and fauna, and more than nine miles of trails. As you hike the trails, notice the variety of wildlife that make their home here—wild turkey, grouse, deer, squirrel, and raccoon. In the spring, wildflowers such as lady slipper, trillium, and jack-in-the-pulpit delight the eye. Autumn will have its own show for you with a beautiful display of brilliant color. The arch and surrounding 945 acres, once home to prehistoric groups and later the hunting grounds of the Cherokee, were set aside to conserve the area's natural beauty. The area underneath Natural Arch is considered sacred by the Cherokee. The site is fenced and is made of red cedar, a tree revered by the Cherokee. Please stay out of the fenced area.

 
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Stearns Ranger District
c/o Somerset District Office, 135 Realty Lane
Somerset, Kentucky 42501


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