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Gems in Kentucky - 7

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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

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

Natural Bridge

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

Crack in the Rock

(2) Stearns, KY
gem Favorite The Cedar Sinks Trail explores interesting rock formations and crevices.

Cedar Sink

(17) Brownsv…, KY
gem Favorite View from inside the Sand Cave.

Sand Cave

(6) Loyall, 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

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

Tarr Ridge West Overlook

(4) Frenchburg, KY

Recommended Routes in Kentucky - 43

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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 Running back from Hanson's Point
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/Intermediate

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 This fantastic section of the trail runs behind Yahoo Falls.
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 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 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 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 2,837' Up 864.76 m Up 3,333' Down 1015.87 m Down

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

No Business 100 - Counter Clockwise

104.8 mi 168.6 km 9,779' Up 2980.59 m Up 9,778' Down 2980.23 m Down

Stearns, 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

Kentucky Running

  • 1,596 Miles 2,568 Kilometers of Trail
  • 43 Recommended Routes
  • 7 Gems Gems
  • 133 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 299 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 37 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within Kentucky

Trails in Kentucky - 426

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1.3 mi 2.1 km #1Rock Bridge Trail #207
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
Campton, KY 21 
2.0 mi 3.2 km #2Auxier Ridge Trail #204
Intermediate
Stanton, KY
Intermediate
Stanton, KY 17 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #3Double Arch Trail #201
Intermediate
Stanton, KY
Intermediate
Stanton, KY 21 
0.8 mi 1.4 km #4Hanson's Point Spur
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
Campton, KY 12 
1.1 mi 1.8 km #5Tioga Falls
Intermediate
Fort Knox, KY
Intermediate
Fort Knox, KY 10 
7.9 mi 12.7 km #6Rough Trail #221
Difficult
Campton, KY
Difficult
Campton, KY 15 
2.5 mi 4.0 km #7Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 15 (N)
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
Campton, KY
1.5 mi 2.5 km #8Eagle Falls Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Whitley City, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
Whitley City, KY 13 
26.7 mi 42.9 km #9Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail: Birch Knob Section
Difficult
Pikeville, KY
Difficult
Pikeville, KY
0.7 mi 1.1 km #10Valley of the Giants Trail
Easy
Jeffersontown, KY
Easy
Jeffersontown, KY

Photos of Kentucky - 622

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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
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
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