Kentucky Map

Nathan McClure Trail No. 530

Contact Info
Daniel Boone National Forest
3320 Highway 27 North
Whitley City, KY 42653

Phone:
606-376-5323
Basics
Length:
14.6 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate,
Difficult
Time:
7 - 8 hours
Season:
Year Round

Description

This trail, uniquely suited for horseback riding, was named after Lieutenant Nathan McClure. In 1788, Lt. McClure was mortally wounded in a skirmish with Native Americans while trying to recover stolen horses.

The Nathan McClure Trail extends for 15 miles along ridges, streams, clifflines, and Lake Cumberland to Little Lick Campground, where a corral and horse-watering pond are available.

Two wildlife ponds plus streams and Lake Cumberland provide plenty of watering places along the trail. Loading and unloading areas with parking space are provided at each end of the trail. There is also an area at the end of Forest Road #122A for those who wish to ride only half the trail. This trail is rated as moderate for horseback riding and ranges from easy to difficult for hikers. It is not recommended for the novice hiker.

Details

Length:
14.6 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Difficult
Time:
7 - 8 hours
Season:
Year Round
Fees:
1 Day pass $3.00
Additional Details:

The Nathan McClure Trail extends for 14.6 miles along ridges, streams, clifflines and Lake Cumberland to Little Lick Campground. The campground has a seasonal usepond and a stock watering hand pump to be used only for watering stock. Water is NOT treated for human consumption. Each campsite contains three tether poles.

Two wildlife ponds plus streams and the Cumberland River provide plenty of watering places for your horses along the trail.

Loading and unloading areas with parking space is provided at each end of the trail, plus an area at the end of Forest Development Road #122A for those who wish to ride only half the trail.

This trail is designed for hiking and horseback riding, and the trail is rated as moderate for horseback and ranging from easy to difficult for hikers. It is not recommended for the novice hiker.

Annual Pass $30.00; Camping: 1 day pass $8.00, 2 day pass $12.00, Annual Pass $100.00.

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