Kimchi Son, the woman who fell to her death from a cliff near Berea on Saturday, was from Louisville and had been studying to become an architect.
University of Kentucky officials said Monday that Son, 20, was a junior who had registered for classes in the fall semester but not in the spring.
Information about Son remained sketchy Monday. WHAS-TV in Louisville reported that she had told friends that she planned to transfer to the University of Louisville next year.
Son was a 2009 graduate of Louisville's Assumption High School.
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Madison County Coroner Jimmy Cornelison said Son and a male companion were hiking along steep mountain trails near Indian Fort Theater outside Berea late Saturday afternoon when Son apparently stepped too close to a cliff edge, lost her balance and fell. Cornelison estimated that she plunged 140 feet.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Cornelison said Son was hiking with a man she had dated, and that the man called authorities after she fell.
The scenic trails on Indian Fort Mountain have long been popular weekend hiking spots. For more than 100 years, Berea College students have climbed the mountain trails on "Mountain Day" each fall.
Cornelison said hikers have occasionally been injured on the trails, but he couldn't recall any previous fatalities.
Ira Bates, who runs the Pinnacle View Inn near Indian Fort Mountain and has hiked the trails there for most of his life, said Monday that he knew of only two serious falls. Both were more than 30 years ago, and one might have been a suicide attempt.
Bates said he wasn't sure just where Saturday's fall occurred, but that there were at least five different places on the mountain where it could have happened. Some of the trails are more difficult than others, but they are safe if hikers don't take chances, he said.
"I've walked the trails, I've hiked them; they're not that dangerous if you watch what you're doing," Bates said. "You don't go near the edge of a rock cliff. You sit down and crawl up to it and then look over, and you don't horse around."