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Laurel Cove Trail

Pine Mountain State Resort Park

Pineville, Kentucky


This trail scales the mountain from top to bottom. The upper trailhead access is located along the lower section of Chained Rock Trail. Rich stands of rhododendron and mountain laurel are encountered along this route and at the trail’s midpoint is Powderhorn Arch, a small, natural arch of sandstone. The lower half of the trail descends through the thick upland woods typical of Pine Mountain’s southeastern slope. A little advanced planning makes this trail more pleasant to explore. Most hikers use two vehicles and elect to walk down this trail instead of up. Once at the trail’s lower outlet, they return in the second vehicle to retrieve the first. Elevation change of 1100 feet.

  • Length: 1.75 mi
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Hiking

1050 State Park Rd.
Pineville, KY 40977

Region: Eastern
County: Bell
Phone: 606-337-3066
Email: [email protected]