Area Status: Open
Tater Knob Trail is a short trail that begins at the Tater Knob Fire Tower parking area and connects to the south with Buck Creek Trail. It begins by passing by a spring that flows from the limestone rock below Tater Knob. This spring was used by the fire lookouts stationed at the tower. The trail passes below the limestone cliff and continues along the ridge before a long descent to Buck Creek Trail. The trail also connects with Cave Run Trail which begins across the Zilpo Scenic Byway, parallels the road and then continues north. The trail is located near Cave Run Lake on Cumberland Ranger District. Tater Knob Fire Tower is closed to visitation due to damage.
Hiking and mountain biking are permitted on this trail. Horse and motorized use are not permitted.
Tater Knob Trail starts at the Tater Knob Fire Tower parking area, follows the ridge southward then descends steeply along an old timber road, ending at the Buck Creek Trail #118 which is also FS 1056.
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Trail Head: Tater Knob Lookout Tower Parking Area
Latitude 38.05495775 Longitude -83.54272457
Trail Connections: Buck Creek Trail #118 (3 miles)
Cave Run Trail #112 (4 miles)
At a Glance
||Open All Year
||Horseback riding is not permiited on this trail. Closed to motorized use.
For more information, please contact:
Cumberland Ranger District
2375 KY 801 South
Morehead, KY 40351 606-784-6428
The trail is not accessible.
Parking is available at the trailhead parking area.
From US 60 in Salt Lick, turn south on KY 211 for 4 miles and turn left on Clear Creek road. Turn left onto the Zilpo Scenic Byway and follow the road to Tater Knob Fire Tower on your right. The trail begins at the interpretive signs off of the parking lot.