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Catawba Overlook via Kentucky Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stearns, Kentucky that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.3 miElevation gain715 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsBird watchingForestRiverViewsWildflowersWildlife
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James Acree Jr.
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Sam Kreis
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Leaving out from Blue Herron you cross the bridge over the river then turn left. The trail is fairly well maintained though getting overgrown in places. No bushwhacking required. Bridges are sketchy with rotten timbers but all are passable. Though we’ve had rain the creeks are nearly dry which means the falls are but a trickle. I have never eaten as many spider webs as I walked through on the way in. I suspect it’s been a few days since the last hiker passed through. The trail has no nice views. Even Catawba overlook doesn’t have much to offer. Unfortunately you’re not even hiking close to the river and spend little time near the stream. Which makes this trail more of a walk in the woods. I think it would be much more interesting if the water was flowing well. All in all not a bad hike but not one I plan to do again soon

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Lela Simms
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great trail, we added Dick Gap Falls and Dick Gap overlook, plus Big Spring Falls. Total mileage 8.6 took 5 hrs.

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Doug Britten
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Mel Pendley
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Pam Mooney
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Anthony Privett
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Jody Ernst LaNew
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Brian Dopp
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Nathan Cornetet
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Shane Thompson
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Kira Bigam
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Darcie White
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Sam Carpenter
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Renee Barrett
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Amanda Catron
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Sarah Trulock
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Victor Jordan
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River Byrd
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Robert Pate
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Derek Metten
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Michael Hicks
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Larry Goddard
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