...

Map of the Dawkins Line Rail Trail

FULL PAGE MAP

Dawkins Line Rail Trail

Dawkins Line Rail Trail Kentucky map area

Dawkins Line Rail Trail

LENGTH:

18 miles

SURFACE:

compacted crushed stone

COMMUNITIES:

Royalton, Marshallville, Ivyton, Riceville, Dobson, Leander, Denver, Collista

HIGHLIGHTS:

Gun Creek Tunnel, 24 trestle bridges, small farms, creeks

The Dawkins Line Rail Trail is an 18-mile long unpaved pathway that spans between from Royalton and Hagerhill in Eastern Kentucky. The trail was constructed along the old Dawkins Line, an abandoned railroad right-of-way, and has a wide graded surface of compacted crushed stone. There are plans in the works to extend the trail to a total of 36 miles. The Dawkins Line Rail Trail is the longest rail trail in the State of Kentucky.

The route of the trail includes the 662-foot long Gun Creek Tunnel and and 24 picturesque trestle bridges. The trail travels along the valley next to Jennys Creek and parallels Gun Creek Road in a very rural setting. The trail goes past small farms and thick woodlands. the route passes a few small communities along the way.

Conditions

The Dawkins Line Rail Trail has a wide graded surface of compacted crushed limestone. The trail is open for non-motorized uses such as bike riding, hiking, running and horseback riding.

Communities

The Dawkins Line Rail Trail goes past the following communities: Royalton, Marshallville, Ivyton, Riceville, Dobson, Leander, Denver and Collista. The trail stops to the west of Hagerhill.

End Points

The southwest end of the Dawkins Line Rail Trail is located SE Licking River Road and Little Road in Royalton.

The northeast end of the trail is located in Hagerhill on State Route 302.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Dawkins Line Rail Trail in Eastern Kentucky.

...

...