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496 mi 798 km of trail 25 Runs

Gems 4 Gems Easy Trails 73 Trails Intermediate Trails 132 Trails Hard Trails 23 Trails
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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 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

(12) Brownsv…, 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 Central Kentucky - 25

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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 Cumberland Falls
Difficult

Moonbow 50K

29.0 mi 46.7 km • Loop • 2,673 ft Ascent 814.72 m Ascent

(2) Whitley…, KY
Favorite Cumberland Falls
Difficult

Moonbow 10K

6.7 mi 10.7 km • Loop • 825 ft Ascent 251.34 m Ascent

(1) Whitley…, KY
Favorite Spectacular view from one of the overlooks.
Difficult

Yamacraw 10K

6.4 mi 10.3 km • Out and Back • 904 ft Ascent 275.64 m Ascent

(1) Stearns, KY

Trails in Central Kentucky - 203

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1.1 mi 1.8 km #1Echo River Springs Trail
Intermediate
Brownsville, KY
Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.8 km Brownsville, KY
9.1 mi 14.6 km #2Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 27
Difficult
Corbin, KY
Difficult
9.1 mi 14.6 km Corbin, KY
1.6 mi 2.5 km #3Limestone Gorge Trail
Intermediate
Mount Washington, KY
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.5 km Mount Washington, KY
0.7 mi 1.1 km #4Valley of the Giants Trail
Easy
Jeffersontown, KY
Easy
0.7 mi 1.1 km Jeffersontown, KY
5.8 mi 9.4 km #5Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 28
Intermediate
Whitley City, KY
Intermediate
5.8 mi 9.4 km Whitley City, KY
1.5 mi 2.5 km #6Eagle Falls Trail
Difficult
Whitley City, KY
Difficult
1.5 mi 2.5 km Whitley City, KY 11 
0.9 mi 1.5 km #7Karst Climb Trail
Intermediate
Mount Washington, KY
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.5 km Mount Washington, KY
2.7 mi 4.4 km #8Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 26 South
Difficult
North Corbin, KY
Difficult
2.7 mi 4.4 km North Corbin, KY
1.5 mi 2.4 km #9River View Trail
Easy
Frankfort, KY
Easy
1.5 mi 2.4 km Frankfort, KY
3.7 mi 5.9 km #10Possum Run
Intermediate
Elizabethtown, KY
Intermediate
3.7 mi 5.9 km Elizabethtown, KY
2.1 mi 3.5 km #11Elizabethtown Sport Park Perimeter Trail
Easy
Elizabethtown, KY
Easy
2.1 mi 3.5 km Elizabethtown, KY
1.0 mi 1.5 km #12Holly
Intermediate
Frankfort, KY
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.5 km Frankfort, KY
2.6 mi 4.2 km #13Black Willow Trail
Intermediate
Jeffersontown, KY
Intermediate
2.6 mi 4.2 km Jeffersontown, KY
1.0 mi 1.7 km #14Osage
Intermediate
Frankfort, KY
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.7 km Frankfort, KY
2.5 mi 4.0 km #15Cherokee Park Scenic Loop
Intermediate
Saint Matthews, KY
Intermediate
2.5 mi 4.0 km Saint Matthews, KY
1.1 mi 1.8 km #16Big Dig
Difficult
Elizabethtown, KY
Difficult
1.1 mi 1.8 km Elizabethtown, KY
0.2 mi 0.4 km #17Spring Spur
Easy
Frankfort, KY
Easy
0.2 mi 0.4 km Frankfort, KY
0.4 mi 0.7 km #18Cliffside Loop Trail
Difficult
Whitley City, KY
Difficult
0.4 mi 0.7 km Whitley City, KY
0.7 mi 1.1 km #197 Dwarves
Difficult
Elizabethtown, KY
Difficult
0.7 mi 1.1 km Elizabethtown, KY
0.4 mi 0.6 km #20Marker Arch Trail
Difficult
Whitley City, KY
Difficult
0.4 mi 0.6 km Whitley City, KY

Photos of Central Kentucky - 334

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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
This fantastic section of the trail runs behind Yahoo Falls.
Feb 21, 2017 near Whitley…, KY
Downed tree and fog made for a great early morning run experience.
May 25, 2016 near Brownsv…, KY
Top of Ridge. Location of Aid Station #1
Aug 28, 2018 near Frankfort, KY

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