Hidden Valley Training Area

WMA Overview

Size: 523 acres
Location: Powell
Contact: (606) 877-8409
Elevation: minimum 620 feet, maximum 880 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 37.8939, Longitude W -83.9778
Area Habitat: open land 37.09%, forest 61.57%, wetland 0.76%, open water 0.76%.


Open under statewide regulations for rabbit, grouse and quail seasons. Area closes periodically for training exercises. Call (606) 878-9595 for more information about training dates.

Deer: Open under statewide regulations for archery and crossbow seasons. Firearms may not be used to take deer.

Squirrel: Open from Sept. 1 through last day of February. Closed for spring squirrel season.

Turkey: Open for fall hunting.

Directions & Description

Located west of Stanton, KY. Take BERT T COMBS-MOUNTAIN PKWY exit 16 (KY 11, KY-15, KY-82) Clay City/Mt Sterling. Go north on KY-15 approximately 3 miles to Hidden Valley RD (CR-1309), travel 1 mile to area.

Mostly forested with approximately 150 acres of open land. Terrain ranges from gently sloping to moderately steep hillsides. Please refer to the current Hunting and Trapping Guide for open dates. No ATV’s, camping, or horseback riding allowed.

Owned by Kentucky National Guard. The area is occasionally utilized by the Kentucky National Guard for training purposes and visitors should make adjustments to their schedule as necessary.