Area Routes,Trails, and Streams

Area Routes,Trails, and Streams

The shop has available guide books and maps of the area.

The Cave Run Lake Area offers hundrends of miles of world class mountain biking and endless flatwater paddle opportunities.   In addition, there are miles of hiker only trails and great wildlife veiwing at the Beaver Creek Wetland Complex and Minor E. Clark Fish Hatchery. Cave Run Bicycle and Outdoor Shop has several maps of the local trails for sell.  Below is some more information about the area and other online resources.

ROAD BIKING
The road biking in the area offers incredible views of the beautiful Appalachian foothills and the most diverse deciduous forests in the world.  The shop has maps and route descriptions available for rides varying in length from 7 miles to 100 plus miles.  A printed road bike guide is available for $2.95 or visit 
http://bicycling.allsportgps.com/Data/MapSearch.aspx for local bike routes.

TRAIL RIDING

Take your pick for trail riding.  The Daniel Boone National Forest offers 100s of miles of trails and gravel roads.  The area has incredible single track as well as wider, less technical trails.  Maps of the area are avaliable at the shop.  Call to order a map.

NEWS.  Morehead State University’s Sigma Pi faternity has been wroking hard to reopen the Northern section of the Sheltowee Trace.  Community volunteers have been assisting.  We will keep you posted.

Other sources of information on local riding is Single Track (http://www.singletrack.net), and Kentucky Point Series (http://www.kypointseries.googlepages.com).

HIKING/TRAIL RUNNING
The are is filled with excellent hiking.  Although most of the trails are multi-user trails you have several shorter natural and senic trails that are hiker only.  Two links of interest for input on the area check out 
Sheltowee Trace and KentuckyTrails.org.

NEWS.  The Rowan County highpoint trails should be ready for hiking by the end of March.  The trail to Limestone knob has been closed for years, but is being reopened by volunteers.  The Morehead Tourism Commission paid for a new sign that will be placed on the high point.

PADDLING
Cave Run Lake, the Licking River, and the local streams offer miles and miles of flatwater paddling.  Whitewater paddling (Class II-IV) trips are seasonal.  To contact some of the area paddlers you can go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/caverunkayakclub.  The Licking River is home to many fish and other species (The Nature Conservancy).

NEW!  Cave Run paddling maps and directions.  These maps are not for sell — so we advise printing them in advance.

TOURISM AND LODGING
For more information on the Morehead Area contact The Morehead Tourism (
http://www.moreheadtourism.com).

Brownwood Bed and Breakfast (http://www.bbonline.com/ky/brownwood).  Brownwood Bed and Breakfast offers Adventure Weekend Packages.  Check out its web page for more information. 606-784-8799.  

Comfort Inn and Suites — (606)780-7378 and Garvin’s County Village — (606) 784-3554.

CAMPING
http://www.camprrm.com/Kentucky%20Campgrounds.htm