In addition to the 13 miles of mild to wild trails already available at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, there are now so many hiking and biking opportunities within a mile of the park that it has truly become a destination for anyone seeking to explore by foot or bicycle. Make your reservation today for a campsite, lodge room or a private cozy cottage to serve as your base camp to adventure.
Beginning on the park is the multi-use (mountain biking, hiking, & horse) Sugarcamp Mountain Trail system, created through a joint effort by Jenny Wiley State Resort Park and the city of Prestonsburg. It includes 6 miles of horse-friendly, machine-built trail which provides spectacular views of Dewey Lake and the surrounding area, as well as 12 miles of technical singletrack dedicated to mountain biking & hiking. Trail difficulty varies and is indicated at all trailheads. Fore more information CLICK HERE.
Just this September the city of Prestonsburg held the grand opening for its newest tourist and outdoor attraction, the Prestonsburg Passage. The paved walking and biking trail is 8.5 miles long, 8-feet wide, and takes visitors along a former railroad line and now provides plenty of room for families to enjoy nature while maintaining a safe social distance. Paved trails like these provide outdoor activity for everyone, including those with mobility restrictions and can be picked up just down the road from the JWSRP at Archer Park.
Dawkins Line Rail Trail
This longest rail trail in Kentucky, at 36 miles, stretches from Hagerhill in Johnson County to Evanston in Breathitt County. The first 25 miles features 24 trestles and the 662-foot Gun Creek Tunnel. While the final 11 miles is now complete, Tip Top Tunnel is not open; thus, the Evanston side is only accessible from Breathitt County. The trail is open to hikers, bikers, and horseback riders and is located 14 miles north of Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. Map and more information here.