McCreary County

Places to Walk/Bike
McCreary Central High School Track – located at 400 Raider Way in Stearns,
Kentucky. The track is open to the public for walking or running. Bikes and scooters are not allowed. Contact the high school for more information (606)376-5051.

Recreation Trails
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area – Camping, hiking, canoeing,
horseback riding and fishing. Call (606)376-3787 or 606-376-5073, for more
information.

Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area Blue Heron Loop Trail – Blue
Heron Mining Community -- Hiking trailhead begins on Overlook Road or at the Blue
Heron Mining Community. It is a 6.5 mile loop of moderate difficulty with steps, scenic
overlooks, and a historic mining community.

Blue Heron Mining Community
Length: 1.6 miles
Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous

Long Trail-Blue Heron Mining Community –
Length: up to 40 miles

Yahoo Falls Scenic Area
Directions to trails are form US 27 in Whitley City, take JY 700 west. Follow KY 700
approximately 3 miles. The trailhead is a gated road on the right.

Yahoo Arch Trail #602
Begins: KY 700
Ends: Sheltowee Trace, Section 32
Length: 1.5 miles
Parking: KY 700
Difficulty: Moderate
Markers Arch Trail #603
Begins: KY 700/Yahoo Arch
Trail End
Ends: Markers Arch
Length: 0.5 miles
Parking: KY 700
Difficulty: Easy
Trail Surface: Dirt
Trail Use Allowed: Hiking
Negro Creek Trail #612
Begins: KY 700
Ends: Sheltowee Trace, Section 33
Length: 2.75 miles
Parking: KY 700
Difficulty: Moderate
Trail Surface: Dirt
Canter Loop Trail #625
Begins/Ends: Forest Road 684
Length: 3.21 miles
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Trail Surface: Dirt
Flat Rock Ridge Trail #616
Length: 1.86 miles
Parking: Sheltowee Trace, Section 30
Difficulty: Moderate
Trail Surface: Dirt
Indian Creek Trail #626
Begins: County Road 6030
Ends: Forest Road 682
Length: 1.65 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Trail Surface: Dirt
Draft Trail #617
Begins: NFS Road 684
Ends: Sheltowee Trace, Section 30
Length: 0.57 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Trail Surface: Dirt
North Flat Rock Trail #627
Begins: Forest Road 682
Ends: Indian Creek Trail #626
Length: 3.29 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Trail Surface: Dirt
Laurel Creek Trail #620
Begins: County Road 696
Ends: KY 478
Length: 4.43 miles
Parking: KY 478, County Road 696
Difficulty: Moderate
Trail Surface: Dirt
Trail Use Allowed: Hiking & Biking
Lick Creek Trail #631
Phone: 606-376-5073
Begins: Forest Road 622
Ends: Sheltowee Trace, Section
33
Length: 3.45 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Trail Surface: Dirt
Trail Use Allowed: Hiking
Arabian Loop Trail #622
Begins/Ends: Forest Road 684
Length: 4.01 miles
Parking: Barren Fork Horse Camp; NFS
Road 684
Difficulty: Easy
Lick Creek Falls Trail #631A
Begins/Ends: Lick Creek Trails
Length: 0.58 miles
Parking: Forest Road 622
Difficulty: Moderate
Trail Surface: Dirt
Trail Use Allowed: Hiking
Belgian Loop Trail #624
Begins/Ends: Forest Road 682
Length: 3.27 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Trail Surface: Dirt
Koger Arch Trail #633
Begins: County Road 582
Ends: Sheltowee Trace, Section
35
Length: 0.5 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Trail Surface: Dirt
Arabian Loop Trail #622
Begins/Ends: Forest Road 684
Length: 4.01 miles
Parking: Barren Fork Horse Camp; NFS
Road 684
Difficulty: Easy
Lick Creek Falls Trail #631A
Begins/Ends: Lick Creek Trails
Length: 0.58 miles
Parking: Forest Road 622
Difficulty: Moderate
Trail Surface: Dirt
Trail Use Allowed: Hiking
Belgian Loop Trail #624
Begins/Ends: Forest Road 682
Length: 3.27 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Trail Surface: Dirt
Koger Arch Trail #633
Begins: County Road 582
Ends: Sheltowee Trace, Section
35
Length: 0.5 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Trail Surface: Dirt
Parkers Mountain Trail #634
Begins: Forest Road 562
Ends: Forest Road 1
Difficulty: Moderate
Trail Surface: Dirt
Mark Branch Trail #635
Begins: Forest Road 6105
Ends: Sheltowee Trace
Length: 2.4 miles
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Trail Surface: Dirt
Buffalo Arch Trail #634A
Begins: Parkers Mountain Trail #634
Ends: Buffalo Arch
Length: 0.4 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Trail Surface: Dirt
Gobblers Arch Trail #636
Begins: Sheltowee Trace NRT
near Hemlock Grove
Ends: Forest Road 6105
Length: 2.2 miles
Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult
Trail Surface: Dirt

Barren Fork Camp & Horseback Riding/Hiking Area Trails
Daniel Boone National Forest Creek

Dog Slaughter Trail #714
Length: 1.5 miles
This trial joins the Moonbow Trail at 3.3 miles and ends on Forest Service Road 195,
which is 3.5 miles off 90 east past the falls parking lot.

Eagle Falls Trail
Length: 3.0 miles
Difficulty: Moderate-Strenuous
A small parking area is located at the trailhead on KY 90 near the east end of the
Cumberland River Bridge.

Moonbow Trail #715 – Sheltowee Trace Trail
Cumberland Falls State Park/Daniel Boone National Forest
McCreary County, Kentucky

Camps
UK Cooperative Extension 4-H Day Camp – McCreary Co. Community College. This
program runs from Monday through Thursday at the end of July. It allows children to
spend the day learning new things, such as photography, hiking, physical activity and
nutrition, sewing, room design, basket making, etc. For more information, please
contact the McCreary County Cooperative Extension Office at (606)376-2524.

YMCA
McCreary County does not have a YMCA, but we do have The Lord’s Gym. The Lord’s
Gym is located at 200 Old High School Road, Whitley City. There is basketball courts,
batting cage, pool table, foosball table, weight room, air hockey, gym, snack bar,
computer lab, video game area, music area and baseball field. A walking trail is being
worked on currently. For more information, contact Braxton King at (606)376-7100.

Sports teams
McCreary County Little League Baseball/Softball – Sponsored by the McCreary Co.
Department of Parks. Contact Mark Sumner at (606)376-5059, for more information.
Baseball and softball sign-ups are between March and April.

Stearns Gold Course (semi-private)
9-hole Course
PO Box 248
Club House Road
Stearns, KY 42647
Phone: 606-376-2666
Open: Dawn to Dusk

Community Walk/Runs
Walking Club – meets behind the health department on Monday afternoons at 4:00 pm.
They walk around the plaza area for 1-2 miles.

Other
Daniel Boone National Forest
Stearns District
3320 Hwy 27 North
Whitley City, KY 42653
Phone: 606-376-5323

Stampede Run Horse Camp
2150 Beulah Heights Road
Whitley City, KY 42653
Phone: 606-376-9666

Cumberland Falls State Park
7351 Highway 90
Corbin, KY 40701
Phone: 606-528-4121
Reservations: 1-800-325-0063
Open year-round.
Lodge with restaurant, cottages, hiking, trails, primitive & RV camping, picnic area,
canoeing, fishing, tennis, horseshoes, shuffleboard, guided rafting trips, horseback riding.


Sources of Healthy Affordable Food
Farmers Markets:
Starting May 2, 2009 – McCreary County Farmers’ Market – located at the South Fork
Plaza in front of Crabtree-Wilson Insurance Company. The market is open on the first
and third Saturdays of the month from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. For more information, please
contact Sue Ridener from 12:00 to 4:00PM at (606)376-3008.

Save-A-Lot Store #23287
South Highway 27 Krit King Rd
Whitley City KY 42653
Phone :606- 376-3626
Regular Hours: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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