Lakeview Ridge Trail #122

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Lakeview Ridge Trail #122 follows a forested ridge that provides great views of Cave Run Lake on Cumberland Ranger District. The trail begins at the Shallow Flats Wildlife Viewing Area and ends at the Sheltowee Trace Section 8 north of the Cumberland District Office. The trail begins uphill and ends downhill, making the hike more difficult, but the scenery is worth it.

Lakeview Ridge Trail begins across from Shallow Flats Wildlife Viewing Area off KY 801. Travels north along the ridge to connect with Sheltowee Trace #100. Traveling west leads to the Cumberland District Office.

Trail Difficulty Level: More Difficult.

Horses and Hiking PermittedTrail is open to hiking and mountain biking. Horse and motorized use are not permitted.

View information about Cave Run Lake Nonmotorized Trails.

Trailhead: Shallow Flats Wildlife Viewing Area 

Trail Connections: Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail (Section 8) (3 miles)

At a Glance

Fees None
Open Season: Open All Year
  • The trail is open to mountain biking and hiking use only. Horse and motorized use are prohibited.
  • Stay on designated trails. No cross country travel. Don't cut switchbacks.
  • Obey trail use designations as signed.
  • Respect seasonal closures. Avoid using trails when wet. Wet and muddy trails are more vulnerable to damage than dry ones.
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Cumberland Ranger District
2375 KY 801 South
Morehead, KY 40351

General Information


This trail does not meet accessibility standards for persons with disabilities. 


From I-64, take exit 133 and go south on KY 801. The Shallow Flats Wildlife Viewing Area is 9 miles on the right.



Parking is available at the Shallow Flats Wildlife Viewing Area. 



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