Carrington Rock Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews

Carrington Rock Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lick, Kentucky that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
518 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

forest

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

hiking
5 months ago

The information presented here completely misses the mark for someone who wants to reach Carrington Rock, and needs to be corrected. At the closest point reached by the track shown, Carrington Rock is still 1.7 air miles to the SW on the border between Bath and Menifee Counties. Also, be aware that he track presented for this hike starts at an unmarked point from the Clear Creek Campground. It involves a half mile bushwhack start across a creek and up a confusing, poison-ivy-infested, difficult-to-navigate slope to intersect with the Sheltowee Trace, which is what the track is on for the remander of the hike. Best by far to start at the point where the Sheltowee crosses the creek at the Clear Creek Picnic Area (back down the road, with a bridge across the creek). It's a nice hike if you start at the picnic area, but it doesn't begin to come close to Carrington Rock. I've uploaded a track that starts at the Carrington Greens Golf Course and reaches the summit along a nice multi-use trail (TH is at 38.026520, -83.624976).

11 months ago

i began trail at the clear creek lake parking area. From there followed trail past iron furance, up the switch back trail to the top. from there its mostly ridgetops. Once you reach the area where all the bolders and cliffs are, trail starts going down the hill and about midway down hill you will look to your right, and the arch is midway on hill.

hiking
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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.