Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail

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Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail
Length120 mi (193 km)
LocationEastern Kentucky, United States
TrailheadsBreaks Interstate Park, Kentucky
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Kentucky
UseHiking
Hiking details
Trail difficultyModerate to Difficult
SightsCumberland Plateau
HazardsSevere weather
American Black Bear
Tick-borne diseases
Mosquitos
Biting flies
Chiggers
Steep grades
Limited water
Diarrhea from water
Poison ivy
Venomous snakes
 
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Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail
Length120 mi (193 km)
LocationEastern Kentucky, United States
TrailheadsBreaks Interstate Park, Kentucky
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Kentucky
UseHiking
Hiking details
Trail difficultyModerate to Difficult
SightsCumberland Plateau
HazardsSevere weather
American Black Bear
Tick-borne diseases
Mosquitos
Biting flies
Chiggers
Steep grades
Limited water
Diarrhea from water
Poison ivy
Venomous snakes

Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail is a 120 mi (193 km) trail under development in U.S. state of Kentucky. Once completed, the trail will wind along Pine Mountain Ridge from the Breaks Interstate Park to Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. The park itself will cover a 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) band along Pine Mountain.[1]

As of May 2014, the trail is completed from the Breaks Interstate Park to Kingdom Come State Park.[2]

Trail sections[edit]

The following chart lists the completed trail sections as of May 2014:

Trail SectionLengthSheltersStart to Finish
Birch Knob28 mi (45 km)noneBreaks Interstate Park to U.S. 23
Highland Section16 mi (26 km)twoU.S. 23 to U.S. 119

Trail rules[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Susan Reigler, Pam Spaulding (2009). "Eastern Kentucky Parks". The Complete Guide to Kentucky State Parks. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-9208-0. 
  2. ^ Pine Mountain Trail Conference Retrieved on 2009-12-28

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