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Gems in Southeastern Kentucky - 5

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gem Favorite Sunrise from Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge

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

Crack in the Rock

(3) Stearns, KY
gem Favorite View from Twin Cliffs Overlook

Overlook

(1) unknown, unknown
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 - 25

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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 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 View of Courthouse Rock from Auxier Ridge near Haystack Rock
Difficult

Rough Trail Ultramarathon 50k

30.8 mi 49.6 km 4,817' Up 1468.07 m Up 4,819' Down 1468.85 m Down

Campton, 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 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 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 Cumberland Falls
Difficult

Moonbow 10K

6.7 mi 10.7 km 973' Up 296.46 m Up 974' Down 296.77 m Down

Whitley…, KY
Favorite Buzz Worm Overlook along the Little Shepherd section of the Pine Mountain Trail
Difficult

Little Shepherd Trail

13.7 mi 22.0 km 2,144' Up 653.54 m Up 2,261' Down 689.29 m Down

Cumberland, KY
Favorite Path down to Smokey Bridge
Difficult

Carter Caves Half Marathon

13.7 mi 22.0 km 2,203' Up 671.61 m Up 2,204' Down 671.66 m Down

Olive Hill, KY

Southeastern Kentucky Running

  • 881 Miles 1,417 Kilometers of Trail
  • 25 Recommended Routes
  • 5 Gems Gems
  • 22 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 148 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 49 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Southeastern Kentucky - 194

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26.7 mi 42.9 km #1Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail: Birch Knob Section
Difficult
Pikeville, KY
Difficult
Pikeville, KY
1.4 mi 2.2 km #2Horn Hollow Trail
Intermediate
Olive Hill, KY
Intermediate
Olive Hill, KY
0.4 mi 0.7 km #3Natural Bridge Trail
Intermediate
Olive Hill, KY
Intermediate
Olive Hill, KY
5.6 mi 9.0 km #4Sugar Branch Trail
Intermediate
Hazard, KY
Intermediate
Hazard, KY
3.2 mi 5.1 km #5Three Bridges Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Olive Hill, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
Olive Hill, KY
1.6 mi 2.5 km #6Kiwanis Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Paintsville, KY
Easy/Intermediate
Paintsville, KY
0.3 mi 0.6 km #7Kiwanis Cutoff
Easy
Paintsville, KY
Easy
Paintsville, KY
0.4 mi 0.6 km #8Center Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Grundy, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Grundy, VA
1.7 mi 2.8 km #9Counts Cabin Trail #201C
Difficult
Clintwood, VA
Difficult
Clintwood, VA
3.3 mi 5.3 km #10Iron Ore Trail
Intermediate
Ironville, KY
Intermediate
Ironville, KY

Photos of Southeastern Kentucky - 337

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Sunrise from Natural Bridge
Jul 6, 2015 near Campton, KY
An unnamed waterfall below the trail on Swift Camp Creek
Jul 9, 2015 near Campton, KY
This fantastic section of the trail runs behind Yahoo Falls.
Feb 21, 2017 near Whitley…, KY
Cumberland Falls in the autumn.
Jun 23, 2017 near Whitley…, KY
High Rock sunrise
Oct 15, 2017 near Whitesburg, KY
Path down to Smokey Bridge
May 7, 2018 near Olive Hill, KY
Cumberland Falls
Dec 12, 2018 near Whitley…, KY
Buzz Worm Overlook along the Little Shepherd section of the Pine Mountain Trail
Nov 6, 2021 near Cumberland, KY