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Dawkins Line Rail Trail

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Kentucky's longest Rail Trail.


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17.7

Miles

28.4

KM

Doubletrack

1,115' 340 m

High

605' 184 m

Low

807' 246 m

Up

561' 171 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Off-leash

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Description

The Dawkins Line is Kentucky's longest rail trail to date. It currently runs from Hager Hill to Royalton and, when finished will be 34 miles in length.

At Royalton, there are some services including bike rentals through Pro-Fitness Multisport of Prestonsburg. There is also a trailhead at Swamp Branch. The east end of the trail, at Hager Hill, has a convenience store, but no public parking.

The trail surface is fine crushed limestone that has been compacted. This is a true multi-use trail and does get a fair bit of horse traffic which can rough up the surface.

To date, there have been a number of trail events on the Dawkins line including a half marathon and a bike race.

For a long day, you could hit the mountain bike trails at Jenny Wiley State Park and then ride the Dawkins to rack up some miles.

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Chris Chaney

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Photos

East side of Gun Creek Tunnel
May 22, 2016 near Salyers…, KY
Enjoying the Dawkins Line Rail Trail
May 22, 2016 near Salyers…, KY
At Collista along the Dawkins Line Rail Trail
Jul 14, 2015 near Paintsv…, KY
Restored trestle along the Dawkins Line
Jul 14, 2015 near Salyers…, KY
West side of Gun Creek Tunnel
May 22, 2016 near Salyers…, KY
Heading into Royalton
May 22, 2016 near Salyers…, KY

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Sep 1, 2019
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Jeramy Griffieth
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Mar 26, 2017
Chris Chaney
May 22, 2016
Chris Chaney