Jenny Wiley Trail is a 8.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Prestonsburg, Kentucky that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, nature trips, and canoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 8.9 miles Elevation Gain: 3,146 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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rocky
27 days ago

I've hiked for many years and whom ever rated that trail moderate must be a masochist. The trail started out literally straight up the mountain side. it did get better, but be prepared for some tough hiking at various points...

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2 months ago

Wonderful views of the lake and great scenery on the trails. Good workout but a couple of trees are down along the way. All in all a great hike

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2 months ago

Great workout, few trees down along the way but overall a good trail with beautiful scenery.

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2 months ago

Always a great time on Jenny Wiley trail! Definitely get winded during parts of the hike, excellent exercise.

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3 months ago

Lots of rock formations to climb on!

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9 months ago

I didn't walk the entire trail but I hiked it for 2 hours and there were a million webs, I think I hit at least 10 spider webs and had to crawl on my hands and knees to get under a tree that fell. Having a stick was helpful! It was a nice view

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11 months ago

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Tue Mar 26 2019

I love this trail ...best views of the lake ... several large rock formations... perfect! One very large tree remains across one section that you have to crawl under, but that’s hiking! Wonderful trail!

Sat Aug 25 2018

had some issues hiking the full JW trail. first the trailhead by the lodge was closed but there was no notice on the website or anywhere else. just a sign at the entrance. i checked a different trailhead and it was open but there should be notice if a trail or part is closed before you get there. second. spiders everywhere. the whole trail had webs strewn across the trail. i had to get a stick and waive it in front of me the whole hike so i wouldn't walk into a web and pick up a nasty companion. third. big tree blocking a narrow and steep section. was nearly impassable. had to take off my pack and slide under it. i still give 3 stars for potential. would be a great hike with a little trail TLC.

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Wed Jun 07 2017

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.

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Tue Oct 11 2016

grate trail good views

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Tue May 28 2013

Good tough short trail run. Good climbs and rocky!

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Fri Aug 17 2012

nice views and a lot of wild life

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2 months ago

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5 months ago

recorded Jenny Wiley Trail

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Mon Apr 02 2018

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