KAT Main 2 - Longbottom to River Road

Total Miles
5.6

Elevation

402.39 ft

Duration

1.5 Hours

Technical Rating

6

Moderate

Best Time

Fall, Summer

Trail Overview

This Trail starts off with an easy gravel road switching quickly to a small off-camber climb. There's a steep rock climb, and there's a direct and easier but narrower way. There are many mud pits, most with a bypass. Near the end the trail cuts back steeply to River Road, starting a steep, off-camber descent. This trail is Gorgeous, and a welcome change from portions of the KAT on the Main 2 that could be completed in a Prius. This Trail follows the top of a Sandstone Outcropped Ridge, dropping into a Hemlock Forest. There is even a small waterfall at the end, with several campgrounds following this portion of the trail.

Photos of KAT Main 2 - Longbottom to River Road

KAT Main 2 - Longbottom to River Road
KAT Main 2 - Longbottom to River Road
KAT Main 2 - Longbottom to River Road

Difficulty

Air down for this trail. Steep Rock climbs, deep rutted mud holes. Full bash plates are a plus.

Technical Rating

6

Status Reports

Scott Sparrow
Mar 17, 2024
2021 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Normal
Muddy/Wet
We went north to south. Gravel to start until the fun begins. Come to a rock climb. There is a bypass on the right. Spotter is recommended here but if experienced you’ll be fine. Good number of mud holes with a lot of bypasses. Waterfall towards the end going this way. We walked to the waterfall but a side by side will get there fine, a Jeep can get there but more difficult.
Andrew Mcgarvey
Mar 16, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
I ran the trail from south to north in my 2013 2500 dodge 35’s no lsd or lockers. It was dry conditions for this area, appeared to be some deep mud holes but all had bypasses of you need them. The holes I went through all seemed to have a hard bottom. One rock section at the beginning going up the hill biggest obstacle approximately 12”. Then go down a bigger rock obstacle later in the trail which has about a 12-18” drop but has other options. The rest of trail is riding alone the ridge great to see when the trees are bare. Also to note there’s a 15-20’ waterfall at the beginning of the trail on the left.

Access Description

The Kentucky Adventure Trail Facebook group has the most up-to-date map of the entire trail. The .gpx file will help get to the individual trails.

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