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Scuttlehole Overlook via 404A Trail is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near London, Kentucky that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length 1.5 mi Elevation gain 124 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Forest Views Wildlife
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Karen Arno
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HikingOver grown

Nice enough trail. Needs some maintenance & trail markers. If you are just going for the views, follow the sign for the Overlooks. The Scuttlehole turnoff has some interesting land forms but is a tougher trail. Still a neat trail though. The 3 overlooks are beautiful, but essentially have the same view. The 3rd one is the best. The 2nd one has a bees nest there. So, I would recommend just walking past that one. I would also recommend pants & bug spray. The trail does narrow & you’ll be brushing up against a lot of growth along the trail. Also, the Overlook trail is pretty level, but there are beautiful but sharp drop offs near the trail. Just be aware. All in all, I worked recommend this hike!

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Keith Lamkin
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Hiking

Excellent trail...Took my 2 1/2 year old did fine. Trail at beginning is nice and wide, towards the overlooks it narrows. Beautiful scenic views

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William Turner
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Really nice trail

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Shelby Lamb
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Hiking

SO gorgeous and a short hike! Perfect for a sunset hike end of the day hike

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Amber Kennoy
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HikingBugsOver grown

Views were amazing but trail is overgrown and if you go down actual scuttlehole, be careful. I got covered in seed ticks and then got off trail. Trail needs some love and lookout areas do as well. Needs some clearer trail markers down in actual scuttlehole portion.

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Chelsea Little
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HikingGreat!

We were first time hikers ever. Easy to follow trail. Definitely not for the faint-hearted if you’re afraid of heights. Overlook is absolutely amazing. Don’t go onto the second overlook - bees are swarming. There are 3 overlooks total. The view is worth it!

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Megan Doyal
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The hike wasnt bad some of its narrow and overgrown. The views was nice and there was a hornet nest on one of the overlooks so we didnt get too close and we hiked this with our 7, 3 and 1 year olds

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Christin Davis
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Over grown

I enjoyed the hike. I like how quick the overlooks were to get to. It's a short enough distance to carry some fold out chairs up to and relax for the afternoon with friends. Today is 7/9/20 and the second overlook had hundreds of impressive hornets making large nests in the the ends of the rails and they are hard to hear until you get right up on them, esp if there is wind in the trees already making sound. So if you are allergic and you are headed up in the coming weeks just be cautios. The other spots were just fine.

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Josh McHargue
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HikingOver grown

I agree with the easy rating. We took our kids(18 mo & 6) and my parents as well who are not seasoned hikers. This trail was very wooded which was nice with the kids on a warm sunny morning. Very little water to pass on this trail though there were muddy spots due to recent rains. The trail was very narrow in places yet always easy to follow. We were not able to go down the stairs to complete due to mud and leaves that had washed over them causing slick conditions. We made it to the overlooks and they were worth it. Overall a good hike. Not the greatest but worth the two hours we invested. Will go back again and I recommend especially if you leave in or near Laurel County.

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AshleyandJoe Emily
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HikingOver grown

Great first family hike. Our toddler is 3 and walked all the way to the first overlook and most of the way back with little help. Only thing that worried us is there is alot of the trail is close to drop offs but she still walked it, just scared us. We will definitely return

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Jaley Broughton
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HikingOver grown

Great hike!! It is a little overgrown but it is easy to navigate through the trail.

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Jaley Broughton
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HikingOver grown

Great hike!! It is a little overgrown but it is easy to navigate through the trail.

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Amie Marcum
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Hiking

Very easy to follow trail. Beautiful scenery all the way down and up. There are 106 stairs to get down to the bottom but well worth it. The overlooks are amazing too so don’t skip them! We clocked a total of 4 miles round trip.

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Aamanda Grey
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Hiking

This was a great little hike. Pretty kid friendly(mine are 12 and 9), although some of the trail is right on the cliff line so younger kids might make you pretty nervous. Great views, very beautiful forest down in the scuttle hole itself! We tracked it at 3.2 miles bit did not hike full lower part!

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Marlana Evans
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HikingBugsMuddy

Great trail! Lots of pretty things to look at. We took a 10 year old and 3 year old. 3 yo made me nervous close to the Scuttlehole (we didn’t go down in there due to his age/size/ability to climb back out). Beautiful views and not hard to navigate. Muddy in places, would probably be much worse after a heavy rain.

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Kristina Thomas
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Hiking

Absolutely beautiful!!! Very easy! Soothing sound of a running stream for most of the hike. Great trail for kids!

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Janet Wade
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Great trail, not marked, but easy to follow. Many waterfalls, palisades, and vistas to see. The stairs were hard on the return trip, but you don’t have to do them to see the overlook. Trail is narrow in parts so watch out for poison ivy. We loved it!

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Elana Reed
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Path was good the views are fabulous. Well worth the 100+ steps.. We took our puppy who enjoyed all the places to play in the water! great adventure of your looking for a shorter trail.

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Suzanne McCloskey
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HikingRockyScramble

We loved this hike. Wish we had more time to explore. Thick layer of leaves covering the trail going in, diverse path types, lots to stop and take in.

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Angela Asher
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Hiking

Wonderful trail. Everything you could imagine to see on a hike you will see on this trail. Waterfalls, overlooks, the lake, rock formations, and depth. Be careful. If it’s muddy out you will slide. The steps are very dangerous so don’t do this alone. 106 steps straight down. Worth the hike and the time. We could have spent hours on this one.

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Sam Molett
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Hiking

Awesome trail with beautiful overlooks!

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Frankie Frears
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Really nice short walk to a great view

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Karla Allen
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HikingBugs

the trail was beautiful and easy to follow with beautiful sights! both humans and the dog were stung by bees about a half mile in so watch out for bees near flowers! luckily none of us are allergic. it was a great hike otherwise and we would like to do again. the brush is a little overgrown so long socks are recommended, maybe even pants. we were very happy with the hike.

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Rob Miller
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Was a fun day hike for the family. Checked out all the overlooks prior to going down stairs to the scuttlehole. Beautiful country as always. Never a bad hike in our opinion but this is a must for someone who's never seen it.

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Raeann Bates
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HikingMuddyOver grown

We combined this hike with the Dutch Branch Trail through the connector spur at the scuttle hole and it was great! Probably one of my favorite hikes in the area. The main trail has three overlooks and is an easy short hike. There is a nest of bees on the second overlook so just be aware. The Dutch Branch loop has a seasonal waterfall, boulders, a rock house, and lots of interesting plants. The last part of the loop was a little overgrown with ferns, but it was still a nice area. We went after a few rainy days so lots of mud, but if only doing the main Scuttle Hole trail it won't be much a problem.

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Laura Reed
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HikingBugsMuddy

Good hike. Short in and out. Lots of stairs to the scuttlehole. We encountered a nest of bees at the second overlook. Dogs did well but no water on the trail for them.

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