By: Ray Barnard
A Look at
the Daniel Boone Trailblazers ATV Club
Stream crossings are not an uncommon
sight on the Daniel Boone Trails.
The Daniel Boone Trailblazers ATV Club was
formed in the summer of 2006. Based in Leslie
County, Kentucky, the membership not only
includes local ATVers, but ATVers from several
different states. The home riding area is
located in the newly-established Daniel Boone
Trail System that is also in Leslie County,
Kentucky. With the goal of promoting safe,
recreational ATV riding as well as contributing
to the upkeep of the Daniel Boone Trail system,
the Trailblazers also proudly volunteer in the
upkeep of the Redbird Crest Trail System of
segments 1 through 7, a range of 78 miles. The
Trailblazers have proudly blazed a trail for
other ATV Clubs by being the 1st ATV Club to
partner with the U.S. Forestry Service, Daniel
Boone National Forest in efforts of safeguarding
safe, recreational OHV riding.
Whether it is taking a group of 2 to 200 on
scenic tours of the beautiful landscape or
taking a group to view the wonderful, friendly
wild elk that graze the trail system, The
Trailblazers offer FREE guide services to all
tourists as well as playing host to the visitors
of the Willie Begley RV Park/Campground which is
located at the entrance of Daniel Boone Trails.
The Daniel Boone Trails is open year round,
24 hours a day. The Kenneth R. Witt Trailhead
building houses ladies’ and men’s bathrooms and
showers with a friendly staff on hand to meet
every need, including even the muddy packs of
Trailblazers and tourists who go on nigh rides
every weekend. The Trailblazers do not want to
forget to mention that the motto of the club is
“IN MUD WE TRUST.”
Flora and fauna are not the only things
you can see on these trails. The elk are
There are three levels of riding trails
available in this riding area that include easy,
intermediate, and extreme. The Trailblazers are
there, however, whether they are riding with
other club members, taking a group on a tour, or
just sitting on the plateau watching the herd of
Trailblazer events still on the calendar for
AUGUST 3 - AUGUST 5 – THE ANNUAL OSBORNE
BROTHERS HOMETOWN BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
featuring Dean Osborne and other famous
Bluegrass groups that are internationally
known. Proceeds benefit all Leslie County
Fire Departments. Feeway Trail and Jo-Bar
Run lead straight to the festivities.
AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 2 – Features a
LABOR DAY POKER RUN AND ROAST hosted by the
Trailblazers. Prizes include money/ATV
accessories, free food for entrants, RV
contests, fireworks, and more.
OCTOBER 5, 6, and 7 is the MARY
BRECKINRIDGE FESTIVAL. TRAILS LEAD STRAIGHT
TO THE ACTIVITIES.
If it's mud you want, you'll find
plenty of it in this locale. Enjoy!
OCTOBER 6, 9 A.M.: TRAILBLAZERS CLUB MARY
BRECKINRIDGE RIDE: SCHEDULED AT 9 A.M.
SHARP. Leaving from the DB Trails EVERYONE
WILL BE RIDING IN THE PARADE. From there the
club will be checking out the Festival and
then riding back through Hyden (YES, ATVS
ARE ALLOWED TO RIDE IN TOWN) to the National
Historic Landmark, The Home of Mary
Breckinridge and trails, trails, trails.
Participants can expect a 10-12 hour ride.
OCTOBER 19 - OCTOBER 21 – features the
FALL JAMBOREE. This is the Trailblazers’
Annual Fall Jamboree featuring mud bog, drag
races, an obstacle course, live music, trail
rides, pig roast, and more starting with a
bonfire and a night ride Friday night.
OCTOBER 26, 27, 28 - HALLOWEEN AT THE
PARK. There will be a Chili Cook-off, RV and
Costume Trophies, Kids Games, and more.
DECEMBER 15 - ANNUAL SNOW BALL FIGHT ON
THE MOUNTAINS – The Trailblazers Annual
“Snow Ball Fight on the Mountain” happens on
this date. The one with the most snowballs
wins half the money and 100s of dollars of
ATV accessories with drawings to be held
every 30 minutes for prizes.
Membership dues for the club will be $20 per
year that are payable by June 1 of each year.
A person’s $20 membership includes a
membership card which grants free riding
privileges on Daniel Boone Trails; a 20%
discount at the RV Park; a 50% discount off one
item each of club merchandise, and a free club
One’s $25 membership includes all of the
above plus an official club t-shirt.
This picture confirms that when you see
this entry way fun is just beyond.
New members also agree that by joining the
Trailblazers Club they will “tread lightly” and
keep the forest free from litter. They will also
agree to release Leslie County Fiscal Court and
its members, any and all landowners, and any and
all club members, plus all parties that may
benefit from ATV rides from any injury to one’s
self and anyone else in his or her party from
any damage to their ATV or any vehicles used on
Sponsors associated with the club include:
WWW.THEATVFACTORY.com, Andy’s Cycle Sales,
Legend Motorsports, Inc., and
A map can be accessed at
Links to other clubs can also be viewed at
the above website.
An extensive amount of information can be
accessed at the
Check the Trailblazers out. You’ll be glad