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Gems in Central Kentucky - 4

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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

(32) Brownsv…, KY
gem Favorite The Cedar Sinks Trail explores interesting rock formations and crevices.

Cedar Sink

(18) Brownsv…, KY
gem Favorite Crack in the Rock

Crack in the Rock

(2) Stearns, 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

Recommended Routes in Central Kentucky - 26

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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 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 Cumberland Falls
Difficult

Moonbow 30K

18.2 mi 29.4 km 2,011' Up 613.03 m Up 2,014' Down 613.8 m Down

Whitley…, KY
Favorite Top of Ridge. Location of Aid Station #1
Intermediate/Difficult

West Sixth Farm 10K

6.0 mi 9.7 km 701' Up 213.74 m Up 713' Down 217.29 m Down

Frankfort, KY
Favorite A sturdy bridge aids your passage along the trail.
Intermediate

Harrods Creek Park

3.6 mi 5.8 km 281' Up 85.57 m Up 281' Down 85.74 m Down

Prospect, KY
Favorite Cumberland Falls
Difficult

Moonbow 50K

29.0 mi 46.7 km 2,673' Up 814.72 m Up 2,674' Down 815.14 m Down

Whitley…, KY
Favorite Morgans Cave
Easy/Intermediate

Jeffreys Cliffs Lower Trails

1.8 mi 2.9 km 269' Up 81.88 m Up 265' Down 80.81 m Down

Hawesville, KY
Favorite Runners navigate a bridge crossing at the intersection of Lick Creek Trail and the Sheltowee Trace.
Intermediate

Yamacraw 20K

12.4 mi 19.9 km 1,145' Up 349.14 m Up 1,597' Down 486.83 m Down

Whitley…, KY

Central Kentucky Running

  • 815 Miles 1,312 Kilometers of Trail
  • 26 Recommended Routes
  • 4 Gems Gems
  • 92 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 141 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 19 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Central Kentucky - 226

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1.1 mi 1.8 km #1Tioga Falls
Intermediate
Fort Knox, KY
Intermediate
Fort Knox, KY 11 
1.5 mi 2.5 km #2Eagle Falls Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Whitley City, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
Whitley City, KY 13 
0.7 mi 1.1 km #3Valley of the Giants Trail
Easy
Jeffersontown, KY
Easy
Jeffersontown, KY
2.7 mi 4.4 km #4Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 26 South
Difficult
North Corbin, KY
Difficult
North Corbin, KY
2.5 mi 4.0 km #5Cherokee Park Scenic Loop
Intermediate
Saint Matthews, KY
Intermediate
Saint Matthews, KY
5.1 mi 8.3 km #6Rockcastle Narrows East Trail #401
Intermediate/Difficult
North Corbin, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
North Corbin, KY
6.6 mi 10.7 km #7Siltstone Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Fairdale, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
Fairdale, KY
0.9 mi 1.5 km #8Karst Climb Trail
Intermediate
Mount Washington, KY
Intermediate
Mount Washington, KY
2.6 mi 4.2 km #9Black Willow Trail
Intermediate
Jeffersontown, KY
Intermediate
Jeffersontown, KY
0.3 mi 0.5 km #10Morgans Cave
Easy/Intermediate
Hawesville, KY
Easy/Intermediate
Hawesville, KY

Photos of Central Kentucky - 398

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Cumberland Falls in the autumn.
Jun 23, 2017 near Whitley…, KY
Great light makes for a beautiful run on the Buffalo Creek Trail.
Feb 21, 2017 near Brownsv…, KY
Hurdling one of the bigger downed trees across the Dry Prong. It was fun.
May 11, 2015 near Brownsv…, KY
This fantastic section of the trail runs behind Yahoo Falls.
Feb 21, 2017 near Whitley…, KY
Cumberland Falls
Dec 12, 2018 near Whitley…, KY
View from the trail
May 4, 2022 near Shepher…, KY
View from the trail
May 4, 2022 near Shepher…, KY
Downed tree and fog made for a great early morning run experience.
May 25, 2016 near Brownsv…, KY