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Gems in Southeastern Kentucky - 4

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gem Favorite Sunrise from Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge

(15) 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

(5) Frenchburg, KY

Recommended Routes in Southeastern Kentucky - 18

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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 669' Up 203.81 m Up 669' Down 203.91 m Down

Stanton, KY
Favorite Across the gorge.
Difficult

Hanson's Point Loop

9.7 mi 15.6 km 1,782' Up 543.2 m Up 1,782' Down 543.13 m Down

Frenchburg, KY
Favorite View of Chimney Top overlook from across the valley
Easy

Chimney Top Trail #235

0.6 mi 1.0 km 58' Up 17.57 m Up 58' Down 17.64 m Down

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 624' Up 190.21 m Up 625' Down 190.42 m Down

Campton, KY
Favorite Yahoo Falls cascades over the trail tucked into the shelter of the cave.
Intermediate

Yahoo Falls Loop

1.1 mi 1.7 km 176' Up 53.5 m Up 176' Down 53.51 m Down

Whitley…, KY
Favorite Sunrise from Natural Bridge
Difficult

Hood Branch Loop

4.0 mi 6.4 km 635' Up 193.52 m Up 614' Down 187.23 m Down

Campton, KY
Favorite "Boulder Ridge" features many such large rocks and cliffs.
Difficult

Perry Park Trail System - 4 Mile Loop

4.6 mi 7.4 km 911' Up 277.56 m Up 911' Down 277.69 m Down

Hazard, KY
Favorite Chimney Top greets visitors from across the Sheltowee Trace on the Red River.
Difficult

Sheltowee - Osborne Loop

19.8 mi 31.9 km 2,474' Up 754.15 m Up 2,501' Down 762.45 m Down

Campton, KY
Favorite Across the gorge.
Intermediate/Difficult

Pinch-Em Tight Ridge Loop

4.0 mi 6.5 km 607' Up 185.04 m Up 608' Down 185.18 m Down

Campton, KY

Southeastern Kentucky Hiking

  • 1,052 Miles 1,693 Kilometers of Trail
  • 28 Recommended Routes
  • 4 Gems Gems
  • 44 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 170 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 25 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Southeastern Kentucky - 211

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1.3 mi 2.1 km #1Rock Bridge Trail #207
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
Campton, KY 23 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #2Double Arch Trail #201
Intermediate
Stanton, KY
Intermediate
Stanton, KY 24 
2.0 mi 3.2 km #3Auxier Ridge Trail #204
Intermediate
Stanton, KY
Intermediate
Stanton, KY 18 
0.8 mi 1.4 km #4Hanson's Point Spur
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
Campton, KY 13 
7.9 mi 12.7 km #5Rough Trail #221
Difficult
Campton, KY
Difficult
Campton, KY 15 
2.5 mi 4.0 km #6Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 15 (N)
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
Campton, KY
1.5 mi 2.5 km #7Eagle Falls Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Whitley City, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
Whitley City, KY 13 
26.7 mi 42.9 km #8Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail: Birch Knob Section
Difficult
Pikeville, KY
Difficult
Pikeville, KY
7.3 mi 11.7 km #9Marble Yard - Furnace Road
Intermediate/Difficult
Irvine, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
Irvine, KY
1.7 mi 2.8 km #10Counts Cabin Trail #201C
Difficult
Clintwood, VA
Difficult
Clintwood, VA

Photos of Southeastern Kentucky - 318

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High Rock sunrise
Oct 15, 2017 near Whitesburg, KY
Cumberland Falls in the autumn.
Jun 23, 2017 near Whitley…, KY
Sunrise from Natural Bridge
Jul 6, 2015 near Campton, KY
An unnamed waterfall below the trail on Swift Camp Creek
Jul 9, 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