Blackburn Rock Overlook

EASY 4 reviews

Blackburn Rock Overlook is a 4 mile out and back trail located near Means, Kentucky that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
616 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

forest

views

The hike begins along the continuation of the gravel Hatton Ridge Road for about 1.5 miles. Take a side trail on the right and hike into a clearing. The last 0.5 miles is a peaceful walk on a wooded ridge top to a spacious overlook.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike, with very little man made noise around. The overlook at the end of the trail was worth the drive from Lexington. June, when the mountain laurels and sourwood trees are in bloom would be a good time to visit.
One word of advice. When you come upon the side trail, it's easy to dismiss as just a path someone beat across a clearing to the edge of the woods. It is unmarked. The AllTrails map is a bit deceiving too. The gravel road continues south . You can see it on the USGS mapping: Frenchburg and Slade Quads. You are looking for a clearing on the right side of the road. Immediately on the edge of the clearing is the trail on a slight incline that will lead through the woods to the overlook.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

The overlook at the end of the trail is rated a 15/10 according to the author Jerrell Goodpaster of Hinterlands. Even though this trail goes along an unused gravel road, the eventual woods hike and stellar views are worth it.

Saturday, May 23, 2015