Hike Caney Loop Trail at Cave Run Lake

Rate this Adventure 8.8 miles 1047 ft gain  - Loop Trail

Added by Kristian Conway

Excellent loop trail that offers great views of Cave Run Lake!

Starting at the Stoney Cove Trailhead, take the trail to the left. This trail was previously marked as trail #1226. However, after the Sheltowee Trace Trail #100 was rerouted, they now run together. Therefore, the trail is very well marked by a white diamond with a turtle, signifying the Sheltowee Trace. This trail follows the shoreline of Cave Run Lake, offering great views, for 6.2 miles before turning inland, following the Caney Creek embayment. A well marked intersection will indicate the final leg of the trail. At this intersection, you will turn right, back towards Stoney Cove. This inland portion marked by a white diamond is 2.6 miles long, returning you to your starting point. 

Keep in mind that this is a multi-use trail and sees a good bit of horse traffic. Make sure to be prepared for mud! Maps can be found at the Cumberland District Ranger Office which is very near the Trailhead!

Read More

Tags

Photography
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
Lake
Scenic

Reviews

Have you done this adventure? Be the first to leave a review!

Stay Nearby

Clearfield, Kentucky

Twin Knobs Campground

Overview Nestled on the shores of Cave Run Lake, this camp is part of the larger Twin Knobs Recreation Area. There are more than 200 sites spread out over 10 loops under a dense forest of mixed co...

Clearfield, Kentucky

Boat Gunnel Group Campground

Overview Boat Gunnel Group Campground is located in the Daniel Boone National Forest on Cave Run Lake. Widely known for its scenic beauty and varied outdoor recreation opportunities, Cave Run Lake...

Salt Lick, Kentucky

Zilpo Daniel Boone Nat. For.

Overview Zilpo, a large, fun-filled campground on Cave Run Lake, is a prime destination for families. The scenic campground offers a cabin rental, tent camping, RV sites with electric hookups and a...

Grayson, Kentucky

Grayson Lake Damsite Shelters

Overview Grayson Lake Dam Site Shelters are just seven miles south of Grayson, Kentucky on state Route 7 on Grayson Lake. Recreational activities abound on and around this 20-mile long lake. Boatin...

Nearby Adventures

  • Hike to Tater Knob Fire Tower

    Starting at the trailhead hikers will follow a clearly marked trail for 0.5 miles. The trail gains elevation quickly and can be strenuous. The tower is currently closed due to arson damage and is one of the few remaining in the Daniel Boone Nation...

    1 miles 200 ft gain

  • Hike to Hickory Flats Firetower

    To find the starting point navigate straight to the marker pin. At the end of the paved road, a gravel road will start. Just a couple hundred feet up the gravel road on the left there is a gate. Park infront of the gate (not in the road). Vehicles...

    1.2 miles 435 ft gain

  • Rock Climb Foxfire at the Red River Gorge

    Directions to Eagle Point Buttress from the Shell gas Station.Head west on KY-15 for 1.6 miles then turn left onto KY 77. Stay on KY-77 for 5.1 miles. While you are on this road you will go through a oneway tunnel so be careful of cars coming out ...

  • Hike Sky Bridge Loop

    The trailhead parking lot is located just off of KY 715. If coming from the North you will cross the Red River at Osborne Bend and continue up the steep hill until the very top. The parking lot access road is in a hairpin curve at the top of the h...

    0.9 miles 300 ft gain