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687 mi 1,105 km of trail 30 Featured Hikes

Gems 4 Gems Easy Trails 113 Trails Intermediate Trails 107 Trails Hard Trails 9 Trails
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Gems in Southeastern Kentucky - 4

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gem Favorite Sunrise from Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge

(12) Campton, KY
gem Favorite Crack in the Rock

Crack in the Rock

(2) Stearns, KY
gem Favorite View from inside the Sand Cave.

Sand Cave

(6) Loyall, KY
gem Favorite View of 715 dead in front with 77 veering off to the left, the Red River is just to the right of 715.

Tarr Ridge West Overlook

(2) Frenchburg, KY

Featured Hikes in Southeastern Kentucky - 17

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Favorite View of Courthouse Rock from Auxier Ridge near Haystack Rock
Intermediate/Difficult

Auxier - Courthouse Loop

4.8 mi 7.7 km • Loop • 669 ft Ascent 203.81 m Ascent

(41) Stanton, KY
Favorite Across the gorge.
Intermediate/Difficult

Hanson's Point Loop

9.7 mi 15.6 km • Loop • 1,782 ft Ascent 543.2 m Ascent

(11) Frenchburg, KY
Favorite Yahoo Falls cascades over the trail tucked into the shelter of the cave.
Easy/Intermediate

Yahoo Falls Loop

1.1 mi 1.7 km • Loop • 176 ft Ascent 53.5 m Ascent

(8) Whitley…, KY
Favorite "Boulder Ridge" features many such large rocks and cliffs.
Intermediate/Difficult

Perry Park Trail System - 4 Mile Loop

4.6 mi 7.4 km • Loop • 911 ft Ascent 277.56 m Ascent

(3) Hazard, KY
Favorite View of Chimney Top overlook from across the valley
Easy

Chimney Top Trail #235

0.6 mi 1.0 km • Loop • 58 ft Ascent 17.57 m Ascent

(15) Frenchburg, KY
Favorite View of Swift Camp Creek from the trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Swift Camp Creek to Wildcat Trail Loop

5.3 mi 8.6 km • Loop • 624 ft Ascent 190.21 m Ascent

(12) Campton, KY
Favorite Sunrise from Natural Bridge
Intermediate/Difficult

Hood Branch Loop

4.0 mi 6.4 km • Point to Point • 635 ft Ascent 193.52 m Ascent

(8) Campton, KY
Favorite Across the gorge.
Intermediate

Pinch-Em Tight Ridge Loop

4.0 mi 6.5 km • Loop • 607 ft Ascent 185.04 m Ascent

(11) Campton, KY

Trails in Southeastern Kentucky - 199

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1.3 mi 2.1 km #1Rock Bridge Trail #207
Easy/Intermediate
Campton, KY
Easy/Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.1 km Campton, KY 17 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #2Double Arch Trail #201
Intermediate
Stanton, KY
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.4 km Stanton, KY 16 
0.8 mi 1.4 km #3Hanson's Point Spur
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.4 km Campton, KY 10 
2.0 mi 3.2 km #4Auxier Ridge Trail #204
Intermediate
Stanton, KY
Intermediate
2.0 mi 3.2 km Stanton, KY 13 
9.1 mi 14.6 km #5Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 27
Extremely Difficult
Corbin, KY
Extremely Difficult
9.1 mi 14.6 km Corbin, KY
2.0 mi 3.2 km #6Courthouse Rock Trail #202
Intermediate
Stanton, KY
Intermediate
2.0 mi 3.2 km Stanton, KY
26.7 mi 42.9 km #7Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail: Birch Knob Section
Difficult
Pikeville, KY
Difficult
26.7 mi 42.9 km Pikeville, KY
7.3 mi 11.7 km #8Marble Yard - Furnace Road
Intermediate/Difficult
Irvine, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
7.3 mi 11.7 km Irvine, KY
6.7 mi 10.8 km #9Swift Camp Creek Trail #219
Intermediate/Difficult
Campton, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
6.7 mi 10.8 km Campton, KY
5.8 mi 9.4 km #10Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 28
Intermediate
Whitley City, KY
Intermediate
5.8 mi 9.4 km Whitley City, KY
1.5 mi 2.5 km #11Eagle Falls Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Whitley City, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
1.5 mi 2.5 km Whitley City, KY 11 
7.9 mi 12.7 km #12Rough Trail #221
Difficult
Campton, KY
Difficult
7.9 mi 12.7 km Campton, KY 12 
6.0 mi 9.6 km #13Sand Gap Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Campton, KY
Easy/Intermediate
6.0 mi 9.6 km Campton, KY
2.7 mi 4.4 km #14Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 26 South
Intermediate/Difficult
North Corbin, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
2.7 mi 4.4 km North Corbin, KY
2.7 mi 4.3 km #15Horse Ridge Road #230
Easy/Intermediate
Irvine, KY
Easy/Intermediate
2.7 mi 4.3 km Irvine, KY
0.4 mi 0.7 km #16Natural Bridge Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Olive Hill, KY
Easy/Intermediate
0.4 mi 0.7 km Olive Hill, KY
0.4 mi 0.7 km #17Cliffside Loop Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Whitley City, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
0.4 mi 0.7 km Whitley City, KY
0.9 mi 1.4 km #189-Toe
Difficult
Prestonsburg, KY
Difficult
0.9 mi 1.4 km Prestonsburg, KY
0.8 mi 1.3 km #19Trail 6
Intermediate/Difficult
Irvine, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
0.8 mi 1.3 km Irvine, KY
1.0 mi 1.6 km #20Jailhouse Ridge
Easy/Intermediate
Stanton, KY
Easy/Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.6 km Stanton, KY

Photos of Southeastern Kentucky - 301

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High Rock sunrise
Oct 15, 2017 near Whitesburg, KY
Cumberland Falls in the autumn.
Jun 23, 2017 near Whitley…, KY
An unnamed waterfall below the trail on Swift Camp Creek
Jul 9, 2015 near Campton, KY
Sunrise from Natural Bridge
Jul 6, 2015 near Campton, KY
Path down to Smokey Bridge
May 7, 2018 near Olive Hill, KY
Cumberland Falls
Dec 12, 2018 near Whitley…, KY
View of the Natural Bridge from The Overlook
Nov 24, 2017 near Campton, KY
Courthouse Rock from Jailhouse Rock
Jul 14, 2015 near Stanton, KY

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