Tygarts Creek: Olive Hill to Hock's Nest is a 13.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Olive Hill, Kentucky that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, birding, and canoeing and is accessible year-round.
Great water trail for kayaking. Water can be shallow in summer. Attractions along this trail include a suspension bridge and a small cave.
I went on this trail about 5 times last summer (2011) and each time was more amazing. The awesome cliff lines after the I-64 bridge to Carter Caves are breath taking. Some cliffs are in my guess are 150'-200'. The water is crystal clear in the summer time and green in the spring and fall.