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
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