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
354 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

Such a gem! The trail to the overlook is on a small clearing in a field. Definitely an easy hike for individuals with mod experience. Great for individuals interested in increasing difficulty of hiking! Quaint little area. Great place to pack a lunch & sit on the rocks! Be sure to turn right & not left onto a labeled trail! The two tracks can also take you much further (wasnt looking at the map- oops!) than where you need to turn right! When we went the road was closed, so be prepared for both!

hiking
2 months ago

The directions here take you to a small cemetery but you can continue to drive up this gravel road to get to the actual trailhead, look for it along the right side of the road and park off in the grass. It's an easy trail with gorgeous views at the end.

4 months ago

It’s a very easy trail. Lots of pretty wild flowers. The ending was definitely worth it. The last three miles of the drive is a narrow gravel road.

5 months ago

Beautiful view. Unmarked entrance with a slight incline. The trail is to the right. You can drive all the way up to the trail. If you park at the cemetery there is a walk up a gravel road. Nothing to see.

One lane gravel road up to the cemetery.

Definitely would go again.

6 months ago

Beautiful! Easy walk. We hiked this with about 3 inches of snow on the ground and snow still falling. The view was amazing. The forest was very pretty too! Easy enough that kids aged 7,6 and 4 were able to enjoy too.

hiking
Saturday, October 07, 2017

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
Thursday, June 15, 2017

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.

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