Ironton Road II - FS 144

Total Miles
4.4

Elevation

178.88 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Ironton Road II FS 144 is the western portion of the Ironton Road being split in two by the Woodland Trace Road. It is a gravel forestry road through the center inland area of the Kentucky section of the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. It features hills leading to valleys low, back to ridge tops high, connecting between the Jenny Ridge FS 153 and Woodland Trace. The road aligns with the Jenny Ridge to the south, providing a main road that connects to several of the secondary trails in the center inland area. It has consistent gravel and scenic views along the way, including the power-line trunk at 36.84819, -88.0674, where you can see forest routes in the distance both north and south.

Photos of Ironton Road II - FS 144

Ironton Road II - FS 144
Ironton Road II - FS 144
Ironton Road II - FS 144

Difficulty

Ironton Road II is a simple gravel road. Generally well maintained, it is given a base rating of 1/10, consisting of mild grades up and down the rolling hills of the area. Expect washboards, potholes, mounding of the gravel, spots where the gravel fades to dirt, and mild signs of erosion on the hills. There are potentially small--less than 6 inches deep--water splashes at the low-water bridges. The road could experience difficulty increases in times of heavy use, wet conditions, and inclement weather.

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

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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 36.84819, -88.09284, and turn east to access the west/north entry of the FS 144. To access the east/south entry, navigate to the Jenny Ridge Road FS 153, head to 36.82272, -88.03830, and turn north to enter the FS 144.

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