Sassafras, Kentucky

Top Spots in and near Sassafras

  • Duffield, Virginia

    Hike the Devil's Bathtub

    5.0
    3.96 mi / 250 ft gain
    The Devil’s Bathtub is a deep pool of blue-green water known for being a great swimming hole and a beautiful natural feature. This hike is a 3.2 mile out and back hike with 250 feet elevation gain. There are at least 15 stream crossings, so extreme caution should be taken during periods of mediu...
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  • Haysi, Virginia

    Explore Breaks Interstate Park

    5.0
    Breaks Interstate Park lies on the border of western Virginia and eastern Kentucky, and is known as the “Grand Canyon of the South”. This park surrounds a 5-mile long gorge created by the Russell Fork River, which lies 1650 feet below the park.Once you enter the park, stop at the first overlook o...
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  • Ewing, Virginia

    Backpack to White Rocks in Cumberland Gap National Historic Park

    6.4 mi / 2000 ft gain
    Cumberland Gap National Historic Park encompasses more than 20,000 acres of mountainous terrain spread out across Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. The park offers miles of trails and many historic curiosities, including the actual saddle where pioneers first found their way over the Cumberland ...
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  • Ewing, Virginia

    Hike to the Sand Caves

    4.7
    8 mi / 2000 ft gain
    After a 2.5 mi hike up the Ewing Trail, you will reach the Ridge Trail. Go left for approximately 1 mi until you reach a landing for horses. Another 0.25 mi down the trail, you will encounter some steep wooden steps as well as several slippery boulders. Depending on recent weather and season, you...
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  • Ewing, Virginia

    Hike to White Rocks

    5.0
    6 mi / 1500 ft gain
    Starting at the Ewing Trailhead, in Ewing, VA, you will meander up the ridge for about 2.5 mi before meeting up with Ridge Trail. The ascent is approximately 1500 ft up the side of the majestic White Rock Ridge. Mud, loose rocks, and some very steep climbs are included.Once at the top, left takes...
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  • Beattyville, Kentucky

    Climb at the Motherlode in Red River Gorge

    1.2 mi
    These directions are similar to those marked in the Red River Gorge Climbing Guide. Be sure to pick one up at Miguel's Pizza or elsewhere to get a good idea of where all of the crags and climbing routes are. This adventure is to the Volunteer Wall and The Gallery crags.  The parking lot is marked...
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  • Rogers, Kentucky

    Rock Climb Bruise Brothers in Muir Valley

    Directions to Muir Valley (from Miguel's Pizza)Drive south on KY 11 for 6.3 miles. Turn left onto KY 715. Stay on this road for 2.7 miles. Turn right onto road 2016. Stay on this road for 1.4 miles. Keep an eye out for a carpet store on your right. Once you pass the carpet store, the road will st...
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  • Gillmore, Kentucky

    Hike the Creation Falls and Rock Bridge Loop

    4.8
    1.38 mi / 285 ft gain
    From the Slade, KY exit take KY15 toward Campton to KY715 to Rock Bridge Rd.  Park at the Rock Bridge picnic area and take the trailhead closest to the entrance. The trailhead will quickly descend surrounding you with lush vegetation.  A rockshelter can be found on the right hand side of the tra...
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  • Campton, Kentucky

    Hike Rock Bridge Loop to Pooch Turtle Falls and Turtle Back Arch

    5.0
    5 mi
    Extend your Rock Bridge Loop and explore more areas of the Clifty Wilderness Area of Daniel Boone National Forrest. From Rock Bridge Loop (#207) take Swift Camp Creek Trail (#219).  Along the way catch views of Hell's Kitchen over the steep drop-off on the right-hand side of the trail.  Half way ...
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  • Rogers, Kentucky

    Rock Climb Tectonic Wall in Muir Valley

    Directions to Muir Valley (from Miguel's Pizza)Drive south on KY 11 for 6.3 miles. Turn left onto KY 715. Stay on this road for 2.7 miles. Turn right onto road 2016. Stay on this road for 1.4 miles. Keep an eye out for a carpet store on your right. Once you pass the carpet store, the road will st...
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  • Pineville, Kentucky

    Explore the Lookout from Chained Rock

    5.0
    Located just north of the Cumberland Gap, Chained Rock is a local landform made unique by a long slung chain that comes with a tall tale of it's creation. According to legend the rock pinnacle overlooking the Cumberland River valley struck fear into the minds of young children, which was eased wi...
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  • McKee, Kentucky

    Explore Flat Lick Falls

    5.0
    0.5 mi
    The hike begins at the parking area, just before the restrooms. Following a short, paved path will bring you to a small overlook of Flat Lick Falls. While this overlook is nice, the real treat comes when you venture to the base of the falls. Look for a small dirt path to the right of the overlook...
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Camping and Lodging in Sassafras

Carr Creek Lake Shelters
Sassafras, Kentucky

Carr Creek Lake Shelters

Littcarr Campground
Mallie, Kentucky

Littcarr Campground

Trace Branch Campground
Hyden, Kentucky

Trace Branch Campground

Phillip's Creek Group Picnic Area
Pound, Virginia

Phillip's Creek Group Picnic Area

Buckhorn Campground
Buckhorn, Kentucky

Buckhorn Campground

Pound River Campground (Va)
Clintwood, Virginia

Pound River Campground (Va)