Jenny Wiley Trail

HARD 11 reviews

Jenny Wiley Trail is a 11.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Prestonsburg, Kentucky that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3467 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

canoeing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

muddy

old growth

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6 months ago

A rare gem that is completely private and rarely used. That's one of the most appealing aspects because Im not a fan of congested parks. I've hiked various JW trails (I prefer the trail with the overlook) roughly 30 times in the past two years and not once did I encounter another hiker.

Secondly, certain trails need a facelift desperately but for the most part, they're in decent shape. A few authentic trail signs have faded or pealed away so someone marked on arrows with a ink pen. Which is appreciated but seriously how difficult is to find a replacement marker? The trails are very clean - Little to no garbage, however, occasionally I see a Mcdonalds bag tossed on the trail or a beer can. The overlook has been "renovated" and seems to be the most maintained spot on the entire trail.

Speaking of maintenance, It would be nice if someone went around there with a chainsaw removing a few massive trees that block paths. I had to literally get on all fours just to crawl under a tree blocking a path on more recent hike. Kinda aggravating and it would definitely be an issue for older folks.

Overall despite a few minor annoyances this is one of my favorite local trails to hike.

* I've also encountered various snakes and white tail deer while hiking.

hiking
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

grate trail good views

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Saturday, November 14, 2015

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Good tough short trail run. Good climbs and rocky!

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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Friday, August 17, 2012

nice views and a lot of wild life

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Saturday, March 10, 2012