Little Shepherd Trail on Pine Mountain, Kentucky

38 Miles
Copyrighted  2015 by DRC
The route is in yellow on the map below. Scroll down to see all the information.

Foot of Pine Mountain roads
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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

Little Shepherd Trail (KY-1679)
  1. Northeastern Segment (near Whitesburg to intersection with KY-160 near Cumberland)
  2. Middle Segment (from intersection with KY-160 near Cumberland to intersection with KY-2010 above Pine Mountain Settlement School)
  3. Southwestern Segment (from intersection with KY-2010 above Pine Mountain Settlement School to intersection with US-421 near Harlan.)

Northeastern Segment:
This is the most beautiful road in Kentucky! This segment is a narrow, one-laned, paved road with tight, sometimes blind curves. There are some very nice overlooks along the way. This road crosses the northern part of Kingdom Come State Park near Cumberland, Kentucky.


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Middle Segment:

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.

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Southwestern Segment:

This 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 way.

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