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Skills: Kentucky

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park: Wilderness Road Trail

Follow Daniel Boone’s intrepid bootsteps westward over silent ground carpeted with ferns and history on this 9-mile figure-eight over the recently restored Gap.

Mammoth Cave National Park: Turnhole Bend Trail

Hike above the world’s largest cave network on this 6.6-mile out-and-back that passes secluded bluffs with exceptional views of Kentucky’s last remaining old-growth stands.

Cumberland Gap National Historic Park: White Rocks Hike

Hike 8.2 miles on steep singletrack paths to rock overhangs where raptors soar, then onward to Sand Cave, a giant rock feature sculpted by wind and rain.

Lexington: Auxier Ridge Trail

This 3.6-mile out-and-back follows a stunning, sinewy ridge to campsites with clifftop views of the Red River Gorge- a local favorite for backcountry camping.

Mammoth Cave National Park: Sal Hollow Loop

Traverse boulder fields and skirt eroded hollows on this 10.5-mile loop across the roof of the longest mapped cave system in the world.

Knoxville: Knobby Rock Loop

This 4.8-mile loop links caves, sandstone towers, waterfalls, and a scenic overlook in the old-growth forests in Blanton Forest State Nature Preserve.

Lexington, KY: Smoky Valley Lake Loop

This TK-mile hike in Carter Caves Resort Park passes through cool stuff and neat places.

Lexington, KY: Sheltowee Trace, Daniel Boone National Forest

Follow cliff bands on this 18.3-mile point-to-point to some of the East’s largest natural arches.

Nashville, TN: Land Between Lakes North-South Trail

Snake along hidden inlets as you follow the shore of America’s largest inland peninsula.

Kentucky

Lexington: Auxier Ridge Trail

This 3.6-mile out-and-back follows a stunning, sinewy ridge to campsites with clifftop views of the Red River Gorge- a local favorite for backcountry camping.

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Knoxville: Knobby Rock Loop

This 4.8-mile loop links caves, sandstone towers, waterfalls, and a scenic overlook in the old-growth forests in Blanton Forest State Nature Preserve.

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