Blue Heron Loop Trail

MODERATE 24 reviews

Blue Heron Loop Trail is a 7.5 mile loop trail located near Strunk, Kentucky that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and rock climbing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1417 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

rock climbing

river

views

Directions from Stearns: Travel west on KY 92 approximately 1.3 miles and turn left on 1651. After driving approximately 1.1 miles turn right onto KY742 in Revelo. Drive approximately 8.2 miles to Blue Heron. After passing the entrance to the campground, turn left onto the Overlook Road. The Blue Heron Loop may be started at the first parking area or on the Overlook Road. You may also access the trail from the Blue Heron Mining Community.

hiking
6 days ago

Did this trail and completed it. Took about 4 hours or so to complete with small breaks to grab water and a get a breath in. This trail was amazing and the highlight of our trip! The river was beautiful! Beautiful views! Highly recommend and if we return to the are would def love to do this one again.

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backpacking
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4 months ago

One of the most beautiful trails in Kentucky I think. The views are breathtaking.

5 months ago

fun trail overlooks and river views are awesome

hiking
6 months ago

7 months ago

part of the trail is closed currently..

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Great afternoon trail! Beautiful scenic walk that at times can provide one heck of a workout!

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike. Well maintained trails with a great parking area.

Monday, September 26, 2016

backpacking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

great hike had to remove a lot of debris off of trail from recent storm.

hiking
Monday, May 30, 2016

Great view at Devils jump overlook.

Monday, May 16, 2016

I loved the crack rocks and the overlooks were nothing short of majestic. The tipple was a disappointment in my book. 6 stars.

hiking
Monday, May 09, 2016

Excellent trail!! Recommend the trail for intermediate hikers but the trail head features a museum with restrooms and an old coal tipple. The trail has lots of beautiful views of the Cumberland River and is a great work out. If it weren't only 55 degrees when we went, we would have jumped in the river. There were several mine entrances along the trail. I would recommend this trail in the spring and fall to see the budding and foliage. It is a little bit of a challenge.

hiking
Saturday, April 23, 2016