Hatton Ridge Road
starts out a as a dirt county road that is used to access a few parcels of undeveloped private land, one cabin and at the end Hatton Cemetery. Along the way there is a lot of National Forest land, but past the USFS gate, the road changes from a county road to FR 165 and becomes truly lonely and spectacular. In the winter, you can catch glimpses of huge cliff lines in the distance. In summer the road follows a dark and dappled tunnel through overhanging hardwoods and evergreens.
You can access the upper terminus of the Powder Mill Branch Trail
, and combined with that and the Short Creek Rim Trail, there are possibilities for riding for most of a day or for a short bike-packing adventure.
Be warned, the end of this trail peters out before a fairly large cliff band. While you're exploring the area, just use caution near the edges!