Riding Opportunities


At Cave Run Lake there are two distinct areas for riding:

Acting as a corridor to the north the Sheltowee Trace runs from its northern terminus down into Morehead, through town, up onto the ridge at Big Limestone, and then down to the Ranger Station near the dam.  This area is easily accessible from the interstate and from downtown Morehead.

The second distinct area is the western side of the Lake along the Zilpo Scenic Byway.  This area includes Buckskin Trail and a network of old and well-loved trails overlooking the lake.



The Gorge proper has no official singletrack mountain biking opportunities.  However, if you know your way around the area there is some great riding to be had.  There are a number of gravel roads that can be linked together as out and back rides.  There are a handful of fairly good user-created singletrack trails that have questionable legality.  And finally, there is one trail within the Red River Gorge network that is a legal mountain bike trail: Powder Mill Branch Trail.


South of the Gorge in northern Lee County local mountain bikers are working on the development of a network of trails and gravel roads in the Big Sinking drainage.  More specifically, CRRRGMBA is working to put in place a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Red River Gorge Climbers Coalition (RRGCC) to continue trail development on the two parcels of the Pendergrass-Murray and Bald Rock Recreational Preserves (PMRP and BRRP respectively).

Currently there are three miles of singletrack on the larger parcel of the PMRP and more is under construction.