Swift Camp Creek to Wildcat Trail Loop
ElevationAscent: 624' 190 m
Descent: -625' -190 m
High: 1,264' 385 m
Low: 876' 267 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)
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“A loop incorporating Swift Camp Creek Trail #219 and Wildcat Trail #228, connected by KY 715.”— April French
You'll then go over a number of rollers, and you'll traverse the ridge line next to the creek. Watch where you step, as the trail gets thin in places. You'll traverse a series of rollers as you follow the Swift Camp Creek. You'll also get to see a nice boulder garden along the way.
At mile 3, Swift Camp Creek Trail #219 meets up with Wildcat Trail #228, where you can either continue on Swift Camp Creek Trail #219 or make the loop on Wildcat Trail #228 back up to KY 715.
Wildcat Trail #228 follows under some rock shelters as it climbs to the top of the ridgeline. The trail levels off about 0.3 miles from the junction with Swift Camp Creek Trail #219, as you've reached the top of the ridge. You can work your way all the way to the Wildcat Trail #228 trailhead and parking lot or, like us, use the Forest Service road to loop back up to KY 715 and take the pavement back to the start point.
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Land Manager: USFS - Daniel Boone National Forest Office