Sassafras Self-Guided Interpretive Trail

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Sassafras Self-Guided Interpretive Trail is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Prestonsburg, Kentucky that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.2 miles 141 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly




wild flowers


This is a nice short trail that is supposed to be an interpertive trail. The signs are now gone but the view of the lake shore is nice with some old growth trees along the ridge. Entrance to the Sassafras Trail is near the Jenny Wiley Campground off KY 302 near the picnic shelter. Built by American Hiking Society volunteers, this .75-mile trail is easy walking and self-guided with many interpretive points of interest. Along the trail you will see species of Christmas fern, g

6 months ago

Nice quiet trail. I enjoyed it

7 months ago

Nice hike. Took our 3 kids this evening. They were disappointed that we couldn't get closer to the water but it was a very nice trail.

2 years ago

Short, little hike that's great for kids. Just as they started to ask, "how much longer?", it was over.