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    • McCreary County, Kentucky

      Photograph Cumberland Falls

      5.0
      The Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is home to several waterfalls, with the Cumberland Falls being the largest, most prominent, and most well known. It is also called the Niagara of the South due to its size and volume of water flow. It is famous for being the only place in the Western Hemisph...
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    • Williamsburg, Kentucky

      Eagle Falls, Cumberland Falls SRP

      4.8
      1.89 mi / 699 ft gain
      Rated easy to moderate, this hike does have lots of stairs. Rated easy to moderate, this hike does have lots of stairs. Along the way to Eagle Falls you will pass one of the best views of Cumberland Falls. Part of the lower trail may at times be muddy or inaccessible due to water levels.
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    • Williamsburg, Kentucky

      Pinnacle Knob Fire Tower

      5.0
      1.46 mi / 105 ft gain
      The trial-head for this hike had a very small parking area but there is some extra parking on down the road where you can park then walk to the start. The trail starts relatively flat with a small incline. As you go on it climbs slowly until you reach the steps that start the accent. There are ab...
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    • Parkers Lake, Kentucky

      Hike to Natural Arch in Daniel Boone National Forest

      1 mi / 300 ft gain
      Natural Arch is located in the Daniel Boone National Forest near the border of Tennessee and Kentucky. Once you get inside of the park there are many picnic tables and other areas to eat and sit and paths to walk on. The main attraction of the park however is the 100 foot wide arch that spans ove...
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    • Corbin, Kentucky

      Dog Slaughter Falls

      4.0
      2.32 mi / 417 ft gain
      Getting There When headed towards Cumberland Falls State Resort Park on Kentucky-90, watch for a gravel forest service road on the right (FS-195).  The Dog Slaughter Falls Trail has two trailheads along this road. The first one is about 0.8 miles down the gravel road, but I'm going to suggest t...
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    • London, Kentucky

      Explore Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park

      4.0
      This park is small but has about 8.5 miles of hiking trails. I hiked section of the Wilderness Trail and section of the Boone Trace trail. Visited the Defeated Camp Burial Grounds and spent a good amount of time in the pioneer museum looking at all the artifacts. Also visited Mc Hargues Mill whic...
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    • Jamestown, Tennessee

      Rock Creek Loop

      6.76 mi / 1043 ft gain
      Rock Creek Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Oneida, Tennessee.
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    • Jamestown, Tennessee

      Twin Arches Loop

      1.22 mi / 177 ft gain
      The trail starts at the parking lot which has some nice bathrooms and a nice small picnic area that is open year-round. From the trailhead, you will follow the signs that will lead you to a short mostly flat, 7-mile hike to the first arch. Once you get to the first arch there is a small area with...
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    • Oneida, Tennessee

      Paddle the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River

      This is an awesome trip because it allows you get a little taste of what it could have been like to explore the nation by waterway hundreds of years ago. Paddling as a means of traveling is an ancient practice. You are able to glide through nature, more a part of it rather than an unwelcome intru...
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    • Oneida, Tennessee

      Backpack to Angel Falls Overlook in the Big South Fork

      4.0
      6.4 mi / 800 ft gain
      Starting at a very small parking space, you head onto a fairly overgrown trail for half a mile. The trail then begins to thin out and is not as overgrown. Keeping a steady incline, you almost instantly feel the burn in your calves.  At around 2 miles in, there is a single grave from a baby that l...
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    • Oneida, Tennessee

      Short hike to East Rim Overlook

      0.2 mi / 50 ft gain
      This trail is located in Big South Fork National Recreation Area. This is more of a walk than a hike. The entire trail is paved except for the wooden boardwalk overlook at the end. The overlook shows the gorgeous views of the river valley and some of the rock formations in the area. The trail is ...
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    • Jamestown, Tennessee

      Hazard Cave and Natural Bridge Trail

      2.33 mi / 240 ft gain
      Hazard Cave and Natural Bridge Trail is a loop trail combining two of the major attractions of Pickett CCC Memorial State Park located near Jamestown, Tennessee. This hike is about two and a third miles, with 240 feet of elevation gain. It will take a little over an hour to complete the loop if y...
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    • Jamestown, Tennessee

      Natural Bridge Loop

      1.05 mi / 148 ft gain
      This trail is located in Pickett State Park which is a close neighbor to Big South Fork National Recreation Area. This is one of the many trailheads that connect to the Natural Bridge loop however, this trailhead is the closest to the natural bridge. From the road it is only a few hundred feet wa...
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    • Jamestown, Tennessee

      Hike to Indian Rockhouse

      0.4 mi / 65 ft gain
      This hike is a great, short hike for all ages. It shows the sandstone formation of the area very well and features a large cliff, an overhang, and a small stream at the bottom. The hike is only 0.4 of a mile total and has a small elevation change. It is probably the easiest hike in this area.  Th...
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    • Jamestown, Tennessee

      Hazard Cave Loop

      5.0
      1.51 mi / 210 ft gain
      Hazard Cave is a gorgeous very large sandstone formation. The hike is located in Pickett State Park which is right next to Big South Fork National Recreation Area. This hike is the shortest option to get to Hazard Cave. If you are looking for a longer hike you can take the entire loop hike to get...
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    • Jamestown, Tennessee

      Explore Pickett State Fire Tower

      This tower was built by the CCC in the 1930s. The tower is easy to climb and safer than most fire towers. The top of the tower is open so you can get a 360 degree view of the surrounding area. The tower is located within the Pickett State Park and is right on the side of the road and has easy acc...
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    Camping and Lodging in Parkers Lake

    Laurel River Lake Picnic Area
    London, Kentucky

    Laurel River Lake Picnic Area

    Holly Bay
    London, Kentucky

    Holly Bay

    Grove
    Corbin, Kentucky

    Grove

    Craigs Creek Group Area
    London, Kentucky

    Craigs Creek Group Area

    Blue Heron Campground
    Strunk, Kentucky

    Blue Heron Campground

    Waitsboro Campground
    Somerset, Kentucky

    Waitsboro Campground