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Tater Knob Fire Tower is a 0.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lick, Kentucky that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. 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.

Length 0.5 mi Elevation gain 124 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Forest Views Rocky Washed out
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Note: The fire tower has been closed since 2008 from a fire.

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Marvin Wagster
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HikingOver grown

Hard to find trailhead. Very overgrown starting out., Decided to turn around. May try again later.

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Chad McCann
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The tower itself is closed but you can still climb up to the base of the tower and the views are still awesome. I'm not sure if the trail is supposed to be closed too so there is always a chance that that could happen.

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Edward Hudson
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trail is permanent close

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Jacob Dixon
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as listed it is very short. if i was rating the tower itself and the views from the tower id give it a 4 but rating the trail itself theres not much to say. the trail doesn't actually go from the road to the tower... Its behind the tower going into the woods so You can visit the tower without actually hiking the trail. what's listed above is you walking the road to the tower. the official "tater knob #104" hiking trail listed by the Daniel Boone forestry is behind all that.

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Leila Mende
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Great view. Info signs are worn and need upkeep from forestry dept.

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Brent Frizzell
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The fire tower is still there however it is in need of repair. Bath County Tourism is attempting to raise fund to refurbish the tower.

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Jim Salyers
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Nice short hike. There was an old fire tower at the top but alas a pair of jerks set it ablaze several years back. Unfortunately the top can be a little trashy from the lazy people to sorry to pack out their trash. It is located in the primitive weapons area of the forest so be careful during deer hunting season.

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Tj Holbrook
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Nice short hike with a great view once you reach the top. Fire tower is no longer there.

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Blake Walker
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Natalie Kazmierczak
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Jack Dunn
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Donald Highley
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Donald Highley
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Daniel Lewis
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Brian Brown
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Patrick Hale
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Brad Dunn
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Matt Miller
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Nathan Stevens
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jake hochstettler
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jake hochstettler
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Angela Prince
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Mackenzie Harris
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Calvin Dale Craft
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Jimmy Roberts
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