Sassafras Self-Guided Interpretive Trail

EASY 11 reviews

Sassafras Self-Guided Interpretive Trail is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Prestonsburg, Kentucky that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.2 miles
108 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly




wild flowers


This is a nice short trail that is supposed to be an interpertive trail. The signs are now gone but the view of the lake shore is nice with some old growth trees along the ridge. Entrance to the Sassafras Trail is near the Jenny Wiley Campground off KY 302 near the picnic shelter. Built by American Hiking Society volunteers, this .75-mile trail is easy walking and self-guided with many interpretive points of interest. Along the trail you will see species of Christmas fern, g

12 days ago

Nice easy walk, not much to see and can’t get close to water

11 months ago

Great short trail. I have hiked this several times and have even taken Girl Scouts on it a few times. It's short with a small up hill climb.

11 months ago

Went a while back on this trail. Really quiet. Took the dogs with us. Dogs had a blast running and jumping in the lake.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Nice quiet trail. I enjoyed it

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Nice hike. Took our 3 kids this evening. They were disappointed that we couldn't get closer to the water but it was a very nice trail.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Short, little hike that's great for kids. Just as they started to ask, "how much longer?", it was over.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Friday, June 13, 2014