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Dawkins Line Rail Trail

Saturday, July 14, 2018, 9:15 AM
Dawkins Line Rail Trail
Gun Creek Road
Salyersville, KY  
Weekend Ride
Registration is not Required

Primary ride leader: Mark Davidson, 859-749-2034


Distance: 35 (option for 50)

Pace: All Comers Ride

Terrain: 1 - Mostly Flat

Entirely on trail - no map or cue sheet required
The ride will have regrouping
Rain cancels - check forum one hour before if unsure
There are no restroom facilities
There will be a store stop


Overall Difficulty:

Easy to moderate



Ride KY's longest rail trail from the Royalton Trailhead over to Hager Hill. Stop for gas station food at Hager Hill and head back to Royalton for

35 miles. Then ride up to the closed tunnel on the unfinished portion and return for 50 miles total. There aren't opportunities for food/water along the route until Hager Hill, so arrive hydrated and be prepared to carry your water/food. The trail surface is crushed limestone but skinny road tires are not recommended. Cross tires or wider are your best bet.


 From Lexington: I-64 to the Mountain Parkway. Exit 75 (Salyersville) and turn right onto Route 7. Stay on Route 7 for 7 miles and arrive in Royalton.  The new trailhead with a large parking lot is on the right just before Royalton. If you see the new Dollar General Store in Royalton, you have gone too far.