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gem Favorite Stalactites and stalagmites make the Frozen Niagara tour a beautiful experience. Photo credit: NPS Photo.

Mammoth Cave Guided Tours

(24) Brownsv…, KY
gem Favorite Sunrise from Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge

(13) 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 The Cedar Sinks Trail explores interesting rock formations and crevices.

Cedar Sink

(12) Brownsv…, KY
gem Favorite A beautiful rhododendron on the trail.

Tarr Ridge West Overlook

(2) Frenchburg, KY
gem Favorite Locomotive No. 4 is the only remaining engine from the Mammoth Cave Railroad. | Copyright James St. John (goo.gl/71SzIw) under CC BY-2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/) Photo was unchanged.

Engine No. 4

(5) Brownsv…, KY

Runs in Kentucky - 45

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

Auxier - Courthouse Loop

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

(47) Stanton, KY
Favorite Running back from Hanson's Point
Difficult

Hanson's Point Loop

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

(11) Frenchburg, KY
Favorite Runners navigate a bridge crossing at the intersection of Lick Creek Trail and the Sheltowee Trace.
Difficult

Yamacraw 50K

34.1 mi 54.9 km • Point to Point • 2,837 ft Ascent 864.76 m Ascent

(4) Whitley…, KY
Favorite This fantastic section of the trail runs behind Yahoo Falls.
Intermediate

Yahoo Falls Loop

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

(8) Whitley…, KY
Favorite The Big South Fork from the Angel Falls Overlook.
Difficult

No Business 100 - Counter Clockwise

104.8 mi 168.6 km • Loop • 9,779 ft Ascent 2980.59 m Ascent

(3) Stearns, KY
Favorite Top of Ridge. Location of Aid Station #1
Intermediate

West Sixth Farm 10K

6.0 mi 9.7 km • Loop • 701 ft Ascent 213.74 m Ascent

(3) Frankfort, KY
Favorite Cumberland Falls
Difficult

Moonbow 30K

18.2 mi 29.4 km • Loop • 2,011 ft Ascent 613.03 m Ascent

(3) Whitley…, 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 • Loop • 911 ft Ascent 277.56 m Ascent

(3) Hazard, KY

Trails in Kentucky - 401

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0.9 mi 1.4 km #1Double Arch Trail #201
Intermediate
Stanton, KY
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.4 km Stanton, KY 18 
1.3 mi 2.1 km #2Rock Bridge Trail #207
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.1 km Campton, KY 18 
2.0 mi 3.2 km #3Auxier Ridge Trail #204
Intermediate
Stanton, KY
Intermediate
2.0 mi 3.2 km Stanton, KY 16 
0.8 mi 1.4 km #4Hanson's Point Spur
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.4 km Campton, KY 11 
1.1 mi 1.8 km #5Echo River Springs Trail
Intermediate
Brownsville, KY
Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.8 km Brownsville, KY
9.1 mi 14.6 km #6Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 27
Difficult
Corbin, KY
Difficult
9.1 mi 14.6 km Corbin, KY
1.6 mi 2.5 km #7Limestone Gorge Trail
Intermediate
Mount Washington, KY
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.5 km Mount Washington, KY
26.7 mi 42.9 km #8Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail: Birch Knob Section
Difficult
Pikeville, KY
Difficult
26.7 mi 42.9 km Pikeville, KY
0.7 mi 1.1 km #9Valley of the Giants Trail
Easy
Jeffersontown, KY
Easy
0.7 mi 1.1 km Jeffersontown, KY
2.1 mi 3.4 km #10Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail: Fenton to English Hill
Intermediate
Benton, KY
Intermediate
2.1 mi 3.4 km Benton, KY
7.3 mi 11.7 km #11Marble Yard - Furnace Road
Difficult
Irvine, KY
Difficult
7.3 mi 11.7 km Irvine, KY
5.8 mi 9.4 km #12Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 28
Intermediate
Whitley City, KY
Intermediate
5.8 mi 9.4 km Whitley City, KY
6.7 mi 10.8 km #13Swift Camp Creek Trail #219
Difficult
Campton, KY
Difficult
6.7 mi 10.8 km Campton, KY
1.5 mi 2.5 km #14Eagle Falls Trail
Difficult
Whitley City, KY
Difficult
1.5 mi 2.5 km Whitley City, KY 11 
7.9 mi 12.7 km #15Rough Trail #221
Difficult
Campton, KY
Difficult
7.9 mi 12.7 km Campton, KY 12 
6.0 mi 9.6 km #16Sand Gap Trail
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
6.0 mi 9.6 km Campton, KY
2.5 mi 4.0 km #17Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 15 (N)
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
2.5 mi 4.0 km Campton, KY
2.3 mi 3.7 km #18Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail: Golden Pond to Meredith
Intermediate
Cadiz, KY
Intermediate
2.3 mi 3.7 km Cadiz, KY
1.0 mi 1.7 km #19Sleepy Hollow Trail
Intermediate
Park Hills, KY
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.7 km Park Hills, KY
0.9 mi 1.5 km #20Karst Climb Trail
Intermediate
Mount Washington, KY
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.5 km Mount Washington, KY

Photos of Kentucky - 574

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High Rock sunrise
Oct 15, 2017 near Whitesburg, KY
Hurdling one of the bigger downed trees across the Dry Prong. It was fun.
May 11, 2015 near Brownsv…, KY
Great light makes for a beautiful run on the Buffalo Creek Trail.
Feb 21, 2017 near Brownsv…, KY
Cumberland Falls in the autumn.
Jun 23, 2017 near Whitley…, KY
The waterfall on the access trail to the Bluffs Campsite is a worthwhile detour on hot days. And the downhill is steep and fast!
May 9, 2016 near Brownsv…, KY
Creek crossings are best with style.
Feb 21, 2017 near Brownsv…, KY
Sunrise from Natural Bridge
Jul 6, 2015 near Campton, KY
This fantastic section of the trail runs behind Yahoo Falls.
Feb 21, 2017 near Whitley…, KY

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