Alpine Loop Trail

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Alpine Loop Trail is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Burnside, Kentucky that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
160 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

forest

wildlife

over grown

Alpine Loop Trail #520 is located in Pulaski County on Stearns District of the Daniel Boone National Forest. The trail leaves from The Alpine Picnic Area, which is right off US 27. The trail traverses a dirt pathway to the northwest before intersecting a dirt road. There the trail turns more westerly down the old roadway to the old railroad grade. The trail then meanders along the old railroad grade southeast for .25 miles to Forest Road #5088, where it turns northeast along the road back, returning to the beginning of the trail. Alpine Spur Trail #520A is a short 1/4 mile trail and an easy walk for most, with a variety of things to see and hear. The trail begins off of Alpine Loop Trail #520 and continues around the hilltop to the old road, where it will take you back to the Alpine Picnic Area.

hiking
2 months ago

There is a lot to see on this short loop. Features include old mine shafts, caves, a pond, and a cemetery. The beginning of the trail is a bit overgrown but it gets better as you get close to the old logging road. There were traces of bears on the trail and that is something that you may want to be aware of. The trail is well marked and easy to hike.