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Lockegee Rock is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Clearfield, Kentucky that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 0.7 mi Elevation gain 147 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Walking Forest Views Muddy
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This unofficial trail leads to one of the best overlooks in the area - once you get to the top you can see for miles. This is an out and back trail with a steep scramble to get to the top. There are two main ways up. To take the most popular route up, bear to the left of the rock, a very obvious trail will lead you to the final climb up, this is a steep, 20 foot rock climb, but it has hand holds. The second way, bear to the right. just after you pass the first tower, you will be facing Lockegee Rock. While there are several ways to get up on this side, the easiest way is to follow a large ledge around the side of the cliff and gradually work your way up.

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Jarrod Williams
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The trail head was not hard to find but it is located on a little bit of a rough road. I was worried about parking but there's pull outs on the side of the road. We got there mid-morning on a holiday weekend and there was only 1 other car of college girls on the trail ahead of us. By the time we left closer to noon, there were probably 15 cars parked at the trail head. So I'd recommend going early. The hike is not hard to the rock. However, if you want to climb up to the top, it is challenging. The view from the top is great. That being said, I'd recommend the hike. Now for the negative. It could be a beautiful area but it is completely destroyed. There's graffiti everywhere; rocks, leaves, trees. Anything that can be spray painted has been painted. The amount of litter and trash is disgusting. There are broken bottles and glass everywhere. I wouldn't recommend small children go on the hike.

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Jonathan Whitaker
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Jacob Dixon
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been to this trail several times but never entered/exited the "back way." we did it so we could get credit for the trail but I wouldn't reccomend it. footing is terrible and at the bottom there is alot of broken glass. just stick to the main way if your not recording your hikes.

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Kinsley Gossard
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The view was amazing, especially for such a short hike there. There is a lot of graffiti but it's still great!

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Darren Branham
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Trail head not marked. Beautiful rock feature that has been vandalized with graffiti and left with trash debris. Shameful that people can’t respect nature.

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Jeffrey Hormann
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Kind of hard to find the trail head (no signs) but the hike to the rock formation was easy. However the climb up and down the rocks is somewhat difficult. The views on top are breathtaking! Disappointed seeing all the graffiti and trash though.

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Nick Oliver
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Always great making the short hike for an amazing view. Note to the spray painters who have covered multiple rock faces, you suck and us trail lovers would rather you stay home.

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Alex Gergely
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Beautiful view. Wide open trail and viewing area. Very fun little rock climb if you take the “hard” route (be careful though, it is a vertical climb and sort of high). Lots of graffiti unfortunately but still worth while.

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Amber D
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Take a trash bag with you and let’s clean this area up together!

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Shanyn Jacobson
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very easy trail, great view, annoying local wouldn’t leave me alone

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Billy Evans
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Nice overlook, but lots of trash and graffiti

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Chris Whitt
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The area and rock formations are beautiful. However, the graffiti and the excessive trash distract from the experience. Trash and broken glass everywhere. If you can look past that, it’s enjoyable. However, it’s nearly impossible.

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Sarah Trenalone
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It’s a shame this trail isn’t kept clean. There were broken beer bottles the entire way, and graffiti everywhere. That said, the lookout at the end is pretty. The trail itself has some moderately challenging rock scrambling. Go left at the big rock for harder rock scrambling, or right for somewhat easier rock scrambling. You have to scramble to get to the peak.

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Diana Pack
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Not for the beginner. Steep climb. Very beautiful view from the top.

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Jessica Eid
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I used to frequent this hike many years ago, and it was always one of my favorites. Recently went back and the main way up was a lot more worn down that it used to be. It used to be a fairly easy scramble along some rocks to the top, but a couple of the boulders have fallen since then, making it tougher to get up. It’s definitely still possible, just make sure you have appropriate shoes with good grip.

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Charlene Burke
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Beautiful view for such a short distance. Hiked with my 3 adult girls while visiting Morehead State University. Last 20 foot rock scramble you need to hold onto roots to pull yourself up. We faced the rocks when ascending and descending the rock scramble. Adventurous and fun!

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Sarah Maisto
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I would rate this as difficult/risky at the end of the trail. I am sure the view from the top of the rock is stunning. However, to get up to the top, you have to be willing to scale rocks with no supports or gear. If you fall, the minimum injury you are going to have is severe cuts from all the broken beer bottles, which is very evident at the bottom of the rock. Vandals have destroyed the view at the bottom with graffiti. We were told that the trash/glass was worse at the top. We turned around and just chalked this up as a loss. We had much better hiking elsewhere in Daniel Boone National Forest and nearby Carter Caves State Park. The road to get there is not maintained well either. I would say do not waste your time unless you like a lot of risk for one view.

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Carolyn Massengale
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Rugged and would be beautiful if not for the graffiti, broken glass, and tons of litter.

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Jt B
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Great short trail for catching the sunset and taking pretty photos. Be prepared for a 15-20ft very steep portion that will require a fair amount of determination to climb but the view at the top is more than worth the efforts.

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Michael Scott
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Lockegee Rock is a short hike, but well worth the visit. The climb to the summit takes a bit of energy. Nevertheless, the view of the Daniel Boone national Forest is absolutely stunning. Highly recommend for a sunset or sunrise! For more details read my arrival at: https://www.scottymanphoto.com/lockegee-rock-travel-photography/

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Rick Rohr
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We took three goats and taught them how to climb. A real blast.

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Rebecca Miller
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Too much glass and graffiti!

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Marcus Mullins
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Litter everywhere.

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Jay Moore
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Awesome view, easy hike until you get to the actual rock. Must be in fair shape for the scramble to the top.

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Jacob Dixon
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super short hike but beautiful view. hardest part is the climb onto the rock. there are no steps and I've heard of people falling on the slick rocks. you literally have to pull yourself up. the graffiti doesn't bother me because it doesn't ruin what you see at the top.

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Alyssa Beaty
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Rating this a three because the trash and graffiti diminish the true beauty and potential of this place. The view at the top was spectacular, but the beer cans, shards of glass and pointless graffiti was not welcomed. I did take my dog ( it’s a wonder he didn’t step in any glass or vomit along the way) and he did have some difficulty scaling the rocks up to the top. I was able to hoist him up and down (he’s a 70lb golden retriever), so if you do take your pup, make sure you know your limits and their comfortability level. Other than scaling the rock, the trail was fairly easy

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