Little Shepherd Trail on
Pine Mountain, Kentucky
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Little Shepherd Trail: US-119 to Ky-160, Northeastern Segment kml file for GPS
Little Shepherd Trail: Ky-160 to Ky-2010, Middle Segment kml file for GPS
Little Shepherd Trail: Ky-2010 to US-421, Southwestern Segment kml file for GPS
Shepherd Trail (KY-1679)
Segment (near Whitesburg to intersection with KY-160 near
Segment (from intersection with KY-160 near Cumberland to
with KY-2010 above Pine Mountain Settlement School)
with KY-2010 above Pine Mountain Settlement School
to intersection with US-421 near Harlan.)
is the most beautiful road in Kentucky! This segment is a
one-laned, paved road with tight, sometimes blind curves. There are
very nice overlooks along the way. This road crosses the northern part
of Kingdom Come State Park near Cumberland, Kentucky.
This segment is not paved. There are numerous washed-out ruts and large
rocks in the road. This would not
be good for touring motorcycles, large cruisers, or compact cars.
However, SUV-type vehicles, on-road/off-road motorcycles, and mountain
bikes should be alright.
segment is paved, but for the five miles closest to US-421, the
pavement has deep ruts and is partially gravelled. This last five miles
would be difficult for large motorcycles and is not as pleasant as the
rest of the trail because of dogs and very trashy residences along the