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Pilot Knob Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.4 (7)

Daniel Boone saw the Bluegrass from a knob south of here, but he didn't know what he was missing.


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.8

KM

67%

Runnable

1,429' 436 m

High

804' 245 m

Low

625' 190 m

Up

108' 33 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

40%

Max Grade (22°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

This is a state nature preserve so certain restrictions apply.

Runner Notes

This is a steep climb and descent. Some sections of trail are old and poorly constructed though there have been some improvements in the past year.

Description

This climb is relentless. There are a few relatively flat sections offering meager reprieve but, for the most part, the climbing doesn't stop until you're only a few dozen yards from the overlook.

This area doesn't get a lot of traffic but is popular with runners.

Best to tag the overlook summit and return via the Sage Point Loop trail.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of flora and fauna. Wildflowers abound along the trail and views are incredible.

Contacts

Shared By:

Chris Chaney

Trail Ratings

  3.4 from 7 votes

#1

in Clay City

#21599

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  3.4 from 7 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1

in Clay City

#223

in Kentucky

#21,599

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View from the top of Pilot Knob Trail - Overlooking the Bluegrass Region
Oct 30, 2018 near Clay City, KY
Friend along the trail.
Sep 30, 2019 near Clay City, KY

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