Caney Trail #1226

  

2020 Cave Run Horse Trail Calendar

Caney Trail is one of the most popular and heavily used trails on the Cumberland District. Hikers and horseback riders enjoy the trail for its easy access, terrain, views of Cave Run Lake and connection to other trails. The trail is forested and relatively level with several short climbs in and out of drainages. The trail connects to the Sheltowee Trace, which can be followed north back to Stoney Cove (2.5 miles) or south towards White Sulphur Horse Camp and the Pioneer Weapons Wildlife Management Area

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The trail begins at Stoney Cove Trailhead. Follows the lakeshore for 6.3 miles then connects with the Sheltowee Trace Trail #100 taking you back to Stoney Cove for about a 9-mile loop. Very popular loop because proximity to I-64 and other recreational attractions. Difficulty level: easy.

Horse Use and Hiking PermittedHorse use and hiking are permitted. Mountain biking and motorized use are not permitted. Trail open to horses and hikers May 15 to December 15. Open to hikers only December 16 to May 14.

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Trailhead: Stoney Cove Picnic Area (Managed by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
Trail Connections: Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail #100 Section 9 (11 miles).

The entire loop trail (Caney and part of Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail, Section 9) is about 9 miles.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Trail open to horses and hikers May 15 to December 15. Open to hikers only December 16 to May 14.
Operational Hours: Trail open to horses and hikers May 15 to December 15. Open to hikers only December 16 to May 14.
Fees None
Open Season: Trail open to horses and hikers May 15 to December 15. Open to hikers only December 16 to May 14.
Restrictions:
  • The trail is open to horse and hiking use only. Mountain biking is not permitted.
  • Trail open to horses and hikers May 15 to December 15.
  • Open to hikers only December 16 to May 14.
  • 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.
  • Horses must use designated tie up areas. Do not tie horses to trees.
     
Closest Towns: Morehead
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center:
Cumberland Ranger District
2375 KY 801 South
Morehead, KY 40351
606-784-6428

General Information

Accessibility:

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


Parking:

Parking for cars and horse trailers is available at the trailhead at Stoney Cove Picnic Area.


Directions:

From US 60, turn south on KY 801 for 2 miles, and then turn left on KY 826. Cross the dam and turn left into Stoney Cove Picnic Area (Corps of Engineers). Park in the upper parking lot. At the bulletin board, follow the gated gravel road uphill. The Caney Trail will fork to the left. The Sheltowee Trace will go to the right. 


General Notes:
  • The trail is open to horse and hiking use only.
  • Trail open to horses and hikers May 15 to December 15. Open to hikers only December 16 to May 14.
  • Stay on designated trails. No cross country travel. Don't shortcut 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.
  • Horses must use designated tie up areas. Do not tie horses to trees.

Parking:

Parking for cars and horse trailers is available at the trailhead at Stoney Cove Picnic Area.


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