This trail scales the mountain from top to bottom. The upper trailhead access is located along the lower section of Chained Rock Trail. Rich stands of rhododendron and mountain laurel are encountered along this route and at the trail’s midpoint is Powderhorn Arch, a small, natural arch of sandstone. The lower half of the trail descends through the thick upland woods typical of Pine Mountain’s southeastern slope. A little advanced planning makes this trail more pleasant to explore. Most hikers use two vehicles and elect to walk down this trail instead of up. Once at the trail’s lower outlet, they return in the second vehicle to retrieve the first.
Pine Mountain State Resort Park, a 1,500 acre park in eastern Kentucky, offers plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Wasioto Winds Golf Course is an 18 hole championship course, ranked by Golf Digest as the fourth best new affordable public course in the country. If golf isn't your style, there are more than enough ways to feed your need for adventure at Pine Mountain. The park has 15 miles of self guided trails, a variety of area wildlife, and a museum as well as a nature center. Those wanting to enjoy the park for an extended stay may reserve a room at Hendon J. Evans lodge or in one of the 20 cottages on the park.
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