FORT HILL,
PAINT VALLEY

BAKER FORK GORGE

The Gorge Trail branches off the Fort Trail beneath the southeastern prow of the earthwork, and winds down into the deep, limestone crevice created by Baker Fork. The plant life changes to those favoring these sheer rock cliffs. The trail climbs and descends several promontories, offering views of the river and rock formations from both above and below.

Tree-roots cling to cliff-faces high above stone arches and waterfalls. The trail follows the river all they way around the base of the earthwork’s hilltop. At points the steep, human-made rim of the hilltop is visible high above. The trail passes through the shell of a preserved log cabin, before returning to the museum and parking lot from the northwest.

Meanwhile, the Deer Trail cuts additional loops farther into the forests, across Baker Fork, and among the nearby ridges and ravines.

Far along on the Gorge Trail, the footpath passes through the shell of a preserved log cabin.

Fort Hill, Paint Valley

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