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.

Difficulty

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

Technical Rating

6

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.