Boone Trace, the trail blazed by Daniel Boone and his thirty “axemen” in March and April of 1775 from North Carolina, through the Cumberland Gap to Boonesborough. No other road is of greater historical significance to the founding of Kentucky and opening of the west than “that little road.” And it comes right up through the heart of Kentucky!
BOONE TRACE HIKING TRAILS ARE CURRENTLY BEING DEVELOPED AND "REBLAZED" SO THAT EVERY MILE FROM CUMBERLAND GAP TO BOONESBOROUGH IS SAFE AND ACCESSIBLE. HOWEVER THE AUTO TOUR AND BICYCLE ROUTES FOLLOW MAINLY HIGHWAYS AND STATE ROADS THAT ARE ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE. THERE ARE HISTORICAL MARKERS, PLAQUES, STRUCTURES AND MUCH MORE ALONG THE TRACE. PLEASE CLICK ON THE INTERACTIVE MAP BELOW TO FIND OUT MORE.
FOLLOW ALONG WITH THE FRIENDS OF BOONE TRACE, BOONE GAP OUTFITTERS, AND MANY OTHER ORGANIZATIONS AS THE TRAIL COMES TO LIFE IN PREPARATION FOR IT'S
250TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2025