Mays Hollow Road - FS 343

Total Miles
0.7

Elevation

176.49 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Mays Hollow Road FS 343 is a natural-improved forestry road through the southeast corner of the southern Kentucky section, Kentucky Lake side, of the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. This trail is placed along the hillside leading from Eagle Point ridge top to the south Turkey Bay shoreline, featuring a moderately steep grade through beautiful tree lines, over dirt mixed with natural coarse gravel, and scattered with natural rock throughout. An old building foundation can be seen to the south of the trail at 36.73949, -88.08819. This leads to a cozy little dispersed camp spot, featuring a stone fire ring, at the ending turnaround point.

Difficulty

FS 343 is a mostly well-mannered natural-improved route with a gem of a camping spot at the tail end, but it doesn't come free. The trail boasts a moderate steep grade of coarse rock mixed with dirt as the base of the road, featuring obstacles of mild ruts and larger natural rock scattered throughout the trail. It is given a base rating of 2/10, mainly for the steep descent down to the bottoms along the shoreline. The difficulty of this trail would increase in times of wet conditions and rain.

History

The Mays Hollow Road is named after the Mays family that once lived in this location. Their family cemetery is located to the east at 36.742070, -88.080927.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

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Access Description

Refer to the Eagle Point FS 168 and then follow it for 1.6 miles to 36.73497, -88.08231. At the fork, take a right turn to get onto the Mays Hollow FS 343 and you are now on the trail.

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