TRAIL PROJECTS

Benham Rail Trail - Harlan County

Benton National Wildlife Refuge Trail - Marshall County

Big Sandy Trail - Multiple eastern Kentucky Counties

Blackford Pedestrian Bridge - Crittenden and Webster Counties

Brighton East Trail - Southeastern Lexington

Cadiz Railroad Trail - Trigg County

Cathy Crockett Memorial Trail - Pulaski & McCreary Counties

Clear Creek Trail - Bell County

Lexington Trails - Fayette County

Louisville Riverwalk - Ohio River Levee Trail - Jefferson County

Marion Rail Trail - Crittenden County

Muhlenberg County Rail Trail
Central City to Greenville

Newport–Southbank Bridge
aka Purple People Bridge, Campbell County

Sheltowee Trace - McCreary County

Stanford Depot and Rail Trail - Lincoln County

Sturgis Rail Trail - Union County

Uniontown Trail - Union County

White Plains - Hopkins County

Wingo Rail Trail - Graves County

Cathy Crockett Memorial Trail: Pulaski & McCreary Counties: Sloans Valley, south of Somerset to McCreary County, First 2 mile of trail dedicated 8/8/2000. Surface: gravel, most is subsurface of old rail bed. Take Highway 27 south through Somerset & Burnside. About 2 miles south of Burnside is trailhead.

The trail is part of the old Cincinnati-Southern rail bed that was relocated in the 1950's when Lake Cumberland was
formed. Proposed is to extend the trail south from the present Cathy Crockett Trail for a 2/3/2005 total distance of approximately 8.5 miles to just north of Greenwood.

The majority of the rail will be located on the old Cincinnati Southern rail bed with approximately 3 miles of new trail construction to bypass three missing trestles. 6 miles of the trail will be within the Daniel Boone National Forest. Two new trailheads will be constructed. One to be located at approximately the midpoint of the trail near the Alpine Recreation Area and the second to be constructed north of Camp Greenwood at the southern terminus of the trail.

The trail has numerous historical features including three tunnels on the south end built by Italian and Irish brick masons, the Alpine Coal Camp and Camp Greenwood, a CCC camp occupied from 1934-1936. Historical features will be interpreted through graphic signage strategically placed throughout the trail.

The Pulaski County Fiscal Court has retained the services of John L. Carman and Associates to provide a Scoping - Feasibility Study for the project in 2005. This study outlines the extent of work necessary for development of the trail, establish design parameters for development and establish budgets to be utilized for funding and grant application.

Download the scoping study (32megs)

Lake Cumberland Trail Foundation


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