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Gems in Southeastern Kentucky - 4

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gem Favorite Sunrise from Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge

(15) 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 A beautiful rhododendron on the trail.

Tarr Ridge West Overlook

(5) Frenchburg, KY

Recommended Routes in Southeastern Kentucky - 28

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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

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 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 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 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

Southeastern Kentucky Running

  • 1,051 Miles 1,691 Kilometers of Trail
  • 28 Recommended Routes
  • 4 Gems Gems
  • 44 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 169 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 25 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Southeastern Kentucky - 210

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1.3 mi 2.1 km #1Rock Bridge Trail #207
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
Campton, KY 23 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #2Double Arch Trail #201
Intermediate
Stanton, KY
Intermediate
Stanton, KY 23 
2.0 mi 3.2 km #3Auxier Ridge Trail #204
Intermediate
Stanton, KY
Intermediate
Stanton, KY 18 
0.8 mi 1.4 km #4Hanson's Point Spur
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
Campton, KY 13 
7.9 mi 12.7 km #5Rough Trail #221
Difficult
Campton, KY
Difficult
Campton, KY 15 
2.5 mi 4.0 km #6Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 15 (N)
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
Campton, KY
1.5 mi 2.5 km #7Eagle Falls Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Whitley City, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
Whitley City, KY 13 
26.7 mi 42.9 km #8Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail: Birch Knob Section
Difficult
Pikeville, KY
Difficult
Pikeville, KY
7.3 mi 11.7 km #9Marble Yard - Furnace Road
Intermediate/Difficult
Irvine, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
Irvine, KY
1.7 mi 2.8 km #10Counts Cabin Trail #201C
Difficult
Clintwood, VA
Difficult
Clintwood, VA

Photos of Southeastern Kentucky - 318

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High Rock sunrise
Oct 15, 2017 near Whitesburg, 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
Cumberland Falls
Dec 12, 2018 near Whitley…, KY
Runners navigate a bridge crossing at the intersection of Lick Creek Trail and the Sheltowee Trace.
Feb 21, 2017 near Whitley…, KY