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Address: US 31W at Salt River Road, West Point, Kentucky, West Point, KY 40177
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Great views of Ohio River.

A great place to take a hike in the woods and of a view of the Ohio River and West Point, KY at the top at Fort Duffield. It's very peaceful and picturesque. Usually in May of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
Louisville, KY
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Louisville, KY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

A great place to take a hike in the woods and of a view of the Ohio River and West Point, KY at the top at Fort Duffield. It's very peaceful and picturesque. Usually in May of September there are Civil War events/demonstrations here. Otherwise, it's very quiet and the road to the top in closed off. So be prepared... More 

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East Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

The fort was constructed in 1861 by union general William Sherman to protect nearby West Point & as a supply base. The fort saw some action during '62 & abandoned by'63. A visitor has to walk up a STEEP quarter mile hill with break at the half way mark. At the break a visitor can turn right toward the fort... More 

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Deer River, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We were fortunate to have discovered this place. A real feel for the Civil War times. We enjoyed a hike which we weren't prepared for. Tennis shoes were fine. We also grabbed a brochure describing the area. A place to go.

Thank jerrilmadsen
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

While in Louisville my daughters and I made the trip to see the Fort. The drive was not too bad from downtown Louisville, however, you have to watch for the turn as it is easy to miss. There is a good walk, all uphill, to get to the fort, however, my youngest was able to make the walk with just... More 

Thank Bruce S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. The fort has lots of historical information posted. It took about 90 minutes to stroll through both the fort and the cemetery. Bring bug spray and pick a cool, not humid day if you can. Also note that you will have to walk about a quarter mile uphill. Nothing too strenuous,... More 

Thank Kelly B
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Ft. Duffield is the first earthen fort that I have seen and I found it very unique and interesting. It is a bit of a climb to get to it, but well worth it for me. I had read some of the history of the fort and the self guided tour was helpful. If you like history, I think you... More 

Thank msj57
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Just a quarter mile trail but very steep. The trail through the woods is nicer and easier than the climb up the paved road. There is not much to see. The breastworks stand almost 17' high. There are two old cabins for the chaplain and commander but I think they are recreations, not originals. The fort is entirely overgrown and... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Early spring day - looking for Tioga Falls - and googlemap sent us to the fort. Nice, interesting walk up to top for a good view and a bit of history thrown in.

Thank RoseBowlTraveler
Fort Knox, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Great for mountain biking. At least three or four different trails including a ver technical one. Bring tick repellant!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

We decided to check out this site on an afternoon during the week. It is a steep climb to the top. To the left is the cemetery (up another hill) and the fort to the right (another hill). The climb is worth every step. It is a gorgeous view of the little town of West Point, KY and the Ohio... More 

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