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    Eli Caudill added Resurgence Cave Long Hike

    almost 2 years ago

    Eli Caudill reviewed Alcorn Branch Falls

    almost 2 years ago

    This was a tough one to find. When we made the trip there had been dry weather, so the falls was not running that day. To be able to see Alcorn Falls one would need to go right after a good rain has fallen.

    We parked off Highway 1209 at Avril Post Office Road. We walked across the Highway and started on the Sheltowee Trace Trail (100) at that point. After a short walk uphill the trail intesectes with a gravel roadway. To stay on the trail you need to make a left on the roadway, and then the trail turns off right again, maybe a 100 feet or less down the roadway. From that point it's a half mile walk to the area were Alcorn Falls would be if you went after a good rain. The trail on the way out to the falls is nice, there were plenty of wild flowers along the trail. It's nice enough that if the falls aren't visible, you could still make a nice out and back of the trail and make it as long as you want.

    Eli Caudill completed Alcorn Branch Falls

    almost 2 years ago

    Eli Caudill added Alcorn Branch Falls

    almost 2 years ago

    Eli Caudill reviewed Resurgence Cave

    almost 2 years ago

    For those interested, the alltrails.com website is a little devoid of information in regards to finding Resurgence Cave. The coordinates for Resurgence Cave are: N37.48591° W83.91051°.

    We cheated and took the short route on or trip. We drove past the Turkey Foot Recreation Area along Forest Service Road 345. We drove approximately two miles to a trail the goes over the hill at the following coordinates: N37.48515° W83.90895°. We parked beside the road and walked down the trail a couple hundred feet to where it intersected with the Sheltowee Trace Trail (100), we took a left (North) on the Sheltowee. Just follow it down hill about a quarter of a mile and Resurgence Cave is on the left, it's easy to spot, it'll be the strange place were water is flowing out of the mountain.

    Alternately, you could park at the Turkey Foot Recreation Area, and take the trail across Forest Service Road 345, it is the Turkey Foot/Sheltowee Connector (100b). Follow it up to the Sheltowee and make a right and walk to the coordinates listed for Resurgence Cave above. It would bit a bit over 4 miles round trip I'm guessing, since it parallels FS 345 much of the way.

    Eli Caudill completed Resurgence Cave

    almost 2 years ago

    Eli Caudill saved McConnell Springs Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Eli Caudill reviewed Natural Bridge and Battleship Rock Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Hiked a version of this hike by combining the Original Trail, Rock Garden Trail, and Battleship Rock Trail. Natural Bridge is one of the more scenic and heavily used State Parks, so you will be hard pushed to find any solitude along the trails here. Don't let that detract from the natural beauty, there is a reason that it is so popular. Very enjoyable hike with a somewhat difficult hill climb to start with, and rock trails to contend with. The views and geology of the area make it all worth it.

    Eli Caudill added Carrington Rock Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Eli Caudill reviewed Carrington Rock Trail

    about 2 years ago

    We only hiked a small portion of this trail, so I can't comment on the entire thing. We did have a good time just making a short out and back along a portion of the trail between Glady Hollow Road and FS Rd 908. The portion we hiked was all ridge top with scenic vistas pretty much along the whole section. Trail was in good condition and fairly well marked.

    Eli Caudill completed Carrington Rock Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Eli Caudill reviewed Quiet Trails State Nature Preserve Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Really enjoyed this trail. During our hike we found the trails to be well marked and easy to follow. The state nature preserve must have done some work to clean the last bit of the trail up. This was a great trail for solitude, we never saw anyone else the entire trip. We did see tons of wildlife including squirrels, deer, turtle, Hawks, and song birds. There were also several different species of wild flower growing. Will hike again.

    Eli Caudill added Pilot Knob Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Eli Caudill reviewed Pilot Knob Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Really enjoyed this trail. The hill had me huffing and puffing for a little bit, but it was all worth it when I reached the top. Great scenic views. Could actually just make out the 5/3 Bank Building in Lexington when I was up there. Other than the view, I really enjoyed the trip up and down, it was very quiet with nothing but insects, bird song, and the sound of my own foot steps being the only things I could hear. It was great to be alone with nature for a bit.

    Eli Caudill completed Pilot Knob Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Eli Caudill added Want to Hike

    about 2 years ago

    Eli Caudill added McConnell Springs Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Eli Caudill reviewed McConnell Springs Trail

    about 2 years ago

    An island of nature in the midst of the city. McConnell Springs in a very nice find, a place to get away from the city without even leaving. The trails are a mixture of paved and hard pack with mulch. The main attractions are accessible by wheel chair (Blue Hole and McConnell Springs). There are a couple of neat features about this site, including it's historical significance to Lexington, and Geological layout. Great education center on site with exhibits, as well as historical displays on the exterior of early cabin types.

    Eli Caudill completed McConnell Springs Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Eli Caudill updated McConnell Springs Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Eli Caudill updated McConnell Springs Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Eli Caudill updated McConnell Springs Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Eli Caudill updated McConnell Springs Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Eli Caudill updated McConnell Springs Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Eli Caudill updated McConnell Springs Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Eli Caudill updated McConnell Springs Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Eli Caudill updated McConnell Springs Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Eli Caudill updated McConnell Springs Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Eli Caudill updated McConnell Springs Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Eli Caudill updated McConnell Springs Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Eli Caudill updated McConnell Springs Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Eli Caudill updated McConnell Springs Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Eli Caudill updated McConnell Springs Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Eli Caudill updated McConnell Springs Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Eli Caudill updated McConnell Springs Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Eli Caudill updated McConnell Springs Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Eli Caudill updated McConnell Springs Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Eli Caudill updated McConnell Springs Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Eli Caudill updated McConnell Springs Trail

    about 2 years ago