Chained Rock Trail

MODERATE 55 reviews

Chained Rock Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Calvin, Kentucky that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.0 miles
275 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


9 days ago

Great, short hike for testing out my puppy's hiking skills. Beautiful scenery!! Trail was well marked, clean and medium skill level.

1 month ago

Climbing this rock reminded me just how old I’m getting and how heights are starting to be alittle scary lol. All jokes aside this hike was beautiful and the view on top of chained rock was amazing and breathe taking.

3 months ago

short hike with really nice views overlooking town.

4 months ago

Easy, brief hike with great views of the town.

7 months ago

A huge rock with a huge chain on it... pretty neat. Good trail with some awesome scenery at the end.

7 months ago

Great trail especially if you’re just getting into hiking. Lot of stairs to go up and down, so be prepared. Make sure to take plenty of water especially if you hike this trail like I did in the summer. It definitely is a moderate trail as it starts off easy, but when you start heading back, you can sure feel the hilly terrain getting back at you. Offhand, I loved it and will definitely do it again soon.

8 months ago

killer steps on the way back up but the view of Pineville from the rock is amazing.

9 months ago

Awesome spot great on a foggy morning, disappointed in the trash and vandalism tho

9 months ago

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9 months ago

love this trail. such beauty all around!

10 months ago

11 months ago

Beautiful views, shaded on the trail and nice resting benches for the climb back up. Be prepared for some stairs.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Great hike, beautiful view, pretty easy but the going back up really gets you!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Loved this trail! Great views from the rocks, and a shaded trail with pretty views on the way there. Make sure you're ready for the climb back up

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Amazing view! Such a cool spot. I'm ridiculously out of shape (no exaggeration), so the uphill climb on the way back took a while, but was graciously helped by the strategic placement of benches along the trail (which often overlook interesting rocks or other pretty bits of scenery). This was our first trail using the app, and I'm hooked!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Great trail and a great view of Pineville below.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Easy, accessible trail. Walkable for all skill levels with some stairs on the way back. The great view out on the rock is worthy of positive ratings, however the heavy traffic of this area means plenty of noise and litter.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Decent little hike. Has stairs for most of the steep parts. There's little shade on the rock so try and go when the sun isn't at its highest and hottest. It's as exciting as you'd think a rock chained to another is.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Just got back from hiking this fairly easy trail. The climb onto the large boulder to see the 'chained rock' was somewhat disappointing as I did not see the said chain. It was a nice hike overall.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Weird story, but the hike up is pretty. I did it in the Summer and the greenage was amazing. The view from the top of the rock is the icing on the cake. Enjoyed it.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Super quick and easy hike. Beautiful views from the top and so worth the trip!

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Beautiful views!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Great view! Kids loved it!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

make sure to wear shoes with tread on them if you want to climb the rock, great view!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Short hike with an incredible view and a blood pumping hike back up.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Very cool hike! Fairly easy until the top where there are some steep rocks to climb. Kids enjoyed it and we loved the view.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Good short hike with great vie of the city of pinevile

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Beautiful view from the top... not so sure that the chain is what is protecting the city of Pineville from its demise, but it's a nice attraction lol. My 8-year old handled it fine, but would need to be extra careful with really small children as the rock is pretty steep. Also, there are lots of steps, which may be rough to climb for someone who is not used to it. Overall it's a pretty hike :)

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

A nice walk through the mountains rated easy to moderate because of a good amount of man made steps throughout the trail.
I climbed up the rock to the chain for some nice pictures and views of the mountains and towns below.

Monday, January 16, 2012

neat area, loved the views of Cumberland river and gap and the little town of pineville!!! worth a visit!!!!

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