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Kentucky Lucky Chicken Trail

Intermediate

Trail

3.9 mile 6.3 kilometer loop
95% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 404' 123 m
Descent: -411' -125 m
High: 3,097' 944 m
Low: 2,790' 851 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by Zach Holt

A short and technical loop.

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The Kentucky Lucky Chicken Trail is 3.8 miles that will challenge you at every turn. The terrain is rocky and steep, typical of the St. George area. From the dirt parking area, the trail starts out with rocks. Running it clockwise, you'll have a constant but gradual climb through a boulder field. Plan on moving slowly and picking your way through and over the obstacles. Make sure to watch your footing. This trail will give your ankles and lower leg muscles a good workout.

About a half mile in, you'll be treated to a very exposed turn called Lukas' Leap. The trail runs right along the edge of the cliff and provides for a great view. There is another section of exposure toward the top of the climb but the trail doesn't get quite as close to the edge.

Once at the top, under the radio towers, you'll be treated to a beautiful view of the City of St. George. The city is framed by green trees and red rocks and topped with Pine Valley Mountain. The views alone are worth the climb, but you are also about to be rewarded with a fun and technical downhill. Much like the climb, you'll pick your way through rocks until you eventually hit a few big slabs of sandstone. Stay on your toes, there are lots of pinch points and toe grabbers.

After the downhill, the trail undulates as it takes you through several drainages and wraps back to your car.

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Jun 9, 2019
Jay Lund
1h 14m
Sep 12, 2018
Billy Dutton
Aug 8, 2018
Bryan Schlinkmann
Awesome semi-technical trail right in the heart of Saint George! 3.8mi
Feb 3, 2018
Jordan Spackman
Nov 23, 2017
Mallory Millington
3.9mi
May 22, 2017
Zach Holt
4mi — 0h 36m

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Enjoy an expansive overlook of St. George and Pine Valley from the western turnaround on Kentucky Lucky Chicken.
May 28, 2017 near Saint G…, UT

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