Little Egypt is a 720 acre area in the Daniel Boone National Forest in Rockcastle County. The forest is mostly second-growth, but is included here because of it's charismatic old growth remnants, and is a great example of the development of secondary old-growth - forest that has recovered some extent of its original old-growth structure. The forest sets atop a resistant sandstone overlying limetone karst. In several places, cliffs and waterfalls drop into sinkholes. The area is threatened by a proposed US Forest Service timber sale. Kentucky Heartwood and community members have been working to preserve the area and have proposed constructing a trail system to promote the areas natural and cultural heritage. Click here to see more picture, maps, and to learn more about that effort. Scroll down this page for maps and other images.