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Tunnel Ridge Road South

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3.7 Miles 6.0 Kilometers


98%

Runnable

195' 59 m

Ascent

-253' -77 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

1,357' 414 m

High

1,236' 377 m

Low

Shared By Chris Chaney

Conditions


Bad / Closed 65 days ago
The bridge over the Mountain Parkway is currently closed to vehicular traffic. You'll have to hike to trail heads in this area. History

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This forest road is open to vehicular traffic, but during off-peak times makes for a great run.

Chris Chaney

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Runner Notes

This is a doubletrack gravel road that has high vehicular traffic during peak times.

Description

From KY 15, Tunnel Ridge Road is a five-mile ridgetop road. The last two miles are gated and closed to vehicular traffic (see Tunnel Ridge Road North), and the initial three miles can be very busy on weekends and holidays.

At times, this road has been closed to vehicular traffic by the US Forest Service. When it is gated near KY 15, the road becomes a fantastic ridge run with numerous options of trails to explore.

Tunnel Ridge Road is the only connection between the trails in the Grays Arch area (Rough Trail and the Sheltowee Trace) and the Auxier Ridge area at the end of the driveable road. Because of that, it is also a key running feature in the area.

It is recommended that if you choose to run this portion of Tunnel Ridge you choose off-peak times.

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