Prestonsburg, KY Dog Walking Trails and Maps

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Benham Rail Trail

2.25 mi
State: KY
Crushed Stone

Bull Creek Pedestrian and Bike Trail

1.5 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Dawkins Line Rail Trail

35.3 mi
State: KY
Asphalt

Prestonsburg Passage Rail Trail

8.6 mi
State: KY
Asphalt

Phillips Creek Loop Trail

1 mi
State: VA
Dirt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Benham Rail Trail—also known as the Benham Walking Trail and Coal Miners Walking Trail—runs east to west across the small town of Benham on a former railroad corridor. The line, which was...
KY 2.25 mi Crushed Stone
The Bull Creek Pedestrian and Bike Trail, which will one day run 3 miles, lies in the coal-mining country of western Virginia. Following the route of a former Norfolk Southern coal train, the first...
VA 1.5 mi Crushed Stone
Overview The Dawkins Line Rail Trail is the longest rail trail in Kentucky, spanning 35.3 miles from Hagerhill to Evanston in the eastern part of the state. The rail trail accommodates horseback...
KY 35.3 mi Asphalt
Opened in August 2020, Prestonsburg Passage Rail Trail represents more than just a recreation facility. As a worthy recipient of an Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Pilot Program grant, the trail stands as...
KY 8.6 mi Asphalt
The short, relatively easy Phillips Creek Loop (also known as the Pine Mountain Trail) begins in a pleasant recreation area that is open May 15 to September 15 and provides paid parking, swimming,...
VA 1 mi Dirt

Recent Trail Reviews

Dawkins Line Rail Trail

Riderless Horses Only

July, 2024 by jadams9

We had an extremely pleasant bike ride today from Swamp Branch to the Licking River (just past Jane Bashear parking area), and only saw one other being on the trail — a riderless horse! He seemed extremely trail savvy and just grunted and moved out of our way. The weather was perfect with on and off pop up showers. The pavement was nice. The Griffith Family farm at Swamp Branch supplied our picnic (and more!) and they had more kind of potato chips than I’ve ever seen.

Dawkins Line Rail Trail

Dawkins Rail Trail

June, 2024 by babsbees1

Rode June 2024 on Tuesday, Wed. Saw very few people on trail. Did not see unrestrained dogs. Signage to call sheriff if see unrestrained dogs. The trail is paved and bridges are beautiful. Only 26 miles of trail are open because the second tunnel closed for repair. The only place on trail to purchase food and drink is Griffith Family Farm Store, but they are closed on Sunday. Jenny Wiley State Park is nearby and wonderful place to kayak, hike, and chill out at lodge, cabins, or camping.

Dawkins Line Rail Trail

Nice, except for dogs.

February, 2024 by patnaik_sandeep

Really beautiful trail for biking, with easy gradients. You just have to be careful with all the free roaming dogs that like to aggressively chase you. Ended up turning around half way through because dogs kept chasing me.

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Dawkins Line Rail Trail

Nice trail...But the gates are hazardous....BEWARE!!!

October, 2023 by gordorad

A very nice trail. Rode this in mid September on a Friday afternoon, on my way to see Sara Evans in the tiny little town of Clay, WV. (I know this has absolutely nothing to do with the Dawkins trail, but it is the reason I found myself in this part of the country).

I started my ride at the Jenny's Creek Trailhead, and ventured all the way to the shuttered Tip Top tunnel. The trail "ends" about 1/2 mile before the tunnel, but you can keep going to check it out. It is worth it....

The ride was pretty nice, with a great surface, and very empty. In the 45 miles or so I covered, I only encountered a few other riders.

As several others have stated, the gates are a huge problem. Not only are there too many, they are very difficult to notice. If you are accustomed to riding at a faster pace, be very careful as sometimes you can be right on top of these. The paint is faded on most of these gates, and they blend into the scenery. A couple of times I had to really stop quickly. These are in desperate need of high-visibility paint. Other than these dangerous gates, the trail is worthy of a visit.

Dawkins Line Rail Trail

Could be great

September, 2023 by joglazewski

25 miles of smooth, 9 ft wide pavement through eastern Ky landscape. Mostly shaded, Wildflowers, rocky bluffs, bridges, tunnels. Also has 44 3.5 foot wide vehicle gates to navigate, which ruined ride for me. Would love to see more historical markers on trail. Map shows locations but no obvious evidence when riding.

Prestonsburg Passage Rail Trail

Hospitality Plus

September, 2023 by ttomondi

One of the best trail ride experiences I’ve ever had! The people were exceptionally friendly. We unknowingly went on golf cart Saturday & were a little confused as to why golf carts were allowed on the trail. The Mayor stopped us to introduce himself and inquire about us and our trikes. They allow golf carts every 3rd Saturday from 10 a - 3 p to make the trail available to everyone! The Dairy Bar was awesome, and we even got a little history lesson from the owner! Will definitely be back because it became an instant favorite! What a gem!

Dawkins Line Rail Trail

Please open the gates a little wider

August, 2023 by xb9gdcqg6d

I love the trail! Gentle uphill & smooth ride down. The only good but bad thing is the gates are numerous to keep 4 wheelers out but they make it dangerous for we seniors whoes balance isn’t as good as it good be.
PLEASE OPEN JUST A LITTLE WIDER!!!!!

Dawkins Line Rail Trail

Dawkins. Ride it if you have a chance

August, 2023 by jwmca

Rode the section from Royalton to the trail end at Hagerhill and back. 36 miles overall. Beautiful Tuesday summer day, fair amount of shade and a new asphalt surface that had us gliding along. For cyclists who don’t like to encounter other bikers, don’t care about scenic views and like a smooth well maintained trail, Dawkins is your trail. Over the 36 miles we encountered 4 cyclists, 3 wild turkeys, 1 deer and 1 squirrel. (All dogs were not near the trail and were mostly heard rather than seen.) The trail runs through a narrow valley mostly along country roads with lots modular homes and an occasional horse farm. No scenic views at all, the trestles mostly span the highways, not flowing rivers. There is more elevation change here than on most rail trails I’ve ridden which made for a fun more challenging ride. A highlight was stopping for refreshments at the Griffith Family Farm. Very friendly folks with just the pick me up we needed. One thing to note is that on the trail map Royalton is listed as a trail head. There is no trail head there. No signage, no parking area. We parked in the Dollar General lot which the manager graciously allowed. Overall we enjoyed our ride. If I lived in the area I would ride it regularly.

Dawkins Line Rail Trail

Dawkins was a great trail before, but since recently being paved, it is now accessible to road bikes & recumbents.

June, 2023 by kyroadcyclist

Dawkins was a great trail before, but since recently being paved, it is now accessible to road bikes & recumbents.

Prestonsburg Passage Rail Trail

Smooth asphalt with plenty of restrooms. Starting at Archer Park in Prestonsburg, to the end at David Kentucky. From the start of the trail, a right turn is a mile to the end in Prestonsburg. A left takes you 8 miles to the end at David Kentucky.

June, 2023 by kyroadcyclist

Smooth asphalt with plenty of restrooms. Starting at Archer Park in Prestonsburg, to the end at David Kentucky. From the start of the trail, a right turn is a mile to the end in Prestonsburg. A left takes you 8 miles to the end at David Kentucky.

Dawkins Line Rail Trail

They were finishing up on the blacktop when I rode this in May. Definitely changes the ride of this trail. Also check out the nearby Prestonsburg Passage Trail. #dawkinsrailtrail, #prestonsburgpassageky.

June, 2023 by traillink user

They were finishing up on the blacktop when I rode this in May. Definitely changes the ride of this trail. Also check out the nearby Prestonsburg Passage Trail. #dawkinsrailtrail, #prestonsburgpassageky.

Dawkins Line Rail Trail

PedalPushin AK

September, 2022 by llkamitchell

9/27/22 … we rode the section from Jenny Creek to Royalton and back. This is a classic rail trail with varied surfaces, easy grades and a mixture of quiet remoteness while also seeing local homes and residents. It does seem that every home has a dog or several but we didn’t have any issues except for the 5 that came out to get a quick ear scratch. Talked to one local resident that mentioned the trail was going to get paved. I honestly have mixed feelings as pavement is nice and fast but it takes away the sense of history and the sound of crushed gravel under the tires. We rode recumbent trikes with no difficulties.

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