Meade County High Point Trip Report

Date: November 17, 2001
Author: Ken Oeser

From Flaherty in southeastern Meade county, drive west on KY 1600 about 0.5 mile and then right onto KY 1158. Drive about 2 miles to the top of Bee Knob Hill ridge and then down the other side. A farmer (Mr. Hobbs) in the first farm encountered down on the left rents the entire ridge from the two owners of the five areas accessed from KY 1158. Get permission to hike from him. Otherwise, the lady on the right owns the southwest side, and a man at the bottom of the east end of the ridge owns the northeast side of the ridge from KY 1158.

From the saddle on the ridge, hike southwest up the hill to the first area totally in a field.

The second area is south of this, about 200 yards into the woods.

The third and smallest area (which doesn't seem high enough) is reached from the second area by hiking south-southwest across another field, crossing a small saddle, then hiking about 200 feet into the woods.

Areas 4 and 5 are reached by crossing a fence and hiking northeast and then west to the top of the large contour in the field. One can hike around the radio tower and just inside the woods at the edge of the field, following the contour around to this area.

For the last area, follow a farm track north past a pond, then hike either side along a cleared path to get around a large sinkhole. Both ways lead to the field with the fifth contour. The highest point of this one is at the northeast end, and there is a good view of the 6th and 7th points.

For the last two points, drive northwest on KY1158 to KY 333 and turn right, go about 1.5 miles and turn left onto KY 144. Turn right onto Highway 60 and drive 1.2 miles, then turn right onto Redmon Road, with a sign for Boak Mountain Estates. Follow this road south and turn left at another sign for the estates, and follow the gravel road to its end at the top of the 6th, larger, area.

The 7th area is just to the right of the gravel road. There are good views from several of these areas, especially the 5th, 6th, and 7th. Most of this land seems to be for sale and under development, but so far there are only houses at the bottom of the hill.