Dawkins Line Rail Trail
ElevationAscent: 807' 246 m
Descent: -561' -171 m
High: 1,115' 340 m
Low: 605' 184 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)
“Kentucky's longest Rail Trail.”— Chris Chaney
At Royalton, there are some services including bike rentals through Pro-Fitness Multisport of Prestonsburg. There is also a trailhead at Swamp Branch. The east end of the trail at Hager Hill has a convenience store, but no public parking.
The trail surface is fine crushed limestone that has been compacted. This is a true multi-use trail and does get a fair bit of horse traffic which can rough up the surface.
To date, there have been a number of trail events on the Dawkins line including a half marathon and a bike race.
For a long day, you could hit the trails at Jenny Wiley State Park and then hike the Dawkins for a while to rack up some miles.
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Land Manager: Kentucky State Parks - Jenny Wiley State Resort Park