Eagle Point - FS 168

Total Miles
1.7

Elevation

190.15 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Eagle Point FS 168 is a gravel forestry road through the southwest corner of the Kentucky section, Kentucky Lake side, of the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. This road features small rolling hills and beautiful tree lines, with rutted gravel sections, minimal water collection spots on the road surface, and occasional mild soft spots. The last quarter mile leading to the turnaround gravitates to a natural-improved state. The road is very scenic, at one spot featuring a small rock bluff at 36.73575, -88.06969 to the north of the trail. The trail also features decently sized dispersed camping cut-outs and a turnaround point at the end with a few stone fire rings to boast, a great spot to camp for both new overlanders and seasoned alike. The turnaround also features a short steep incline as an optional obstacle.

Difficulty

The difficulty of the Eagle Point FS 168 is minimal, featuring mild erosion ruts on the mild hills, soft gravel fading to dirt spots in the valleys, and towards the end the the road fades into more of a naturally improved state, featuring coarse natural gravel and small natural rock placed amongst the trail. It is given a 2/10 base rating for its simplicity, its mild challenges of ruts crossing the path, and the tight and steep dirt incline found at the turnaround point. It's a great beginner trail to get into the world of overlanding. The difficulty will increase in wet conditions and rainy seasons.

Technical Rating

2

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Access Description

Navigate to the Woodland Trace National Scenic Byway, which is the main thoroughfare north to south within Land Between the Lakes. Head to 36.73586, -88.05764 and turn west towards Kentucky Lake. Here is the point at which two trails begin. To the left is the FS 169, and to the right is FS 168. Take the right to begin the FS 168. You are now on the trail.

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