Morehead (Trail Town)

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150 E 1st Street
Morehead KY 40351

Morehead is the third officially designated Kentucky Trail Town. There is plenty to see and do in Morehead. As part of their trail town efforts, the community of Morehead successfully rerouted the Sheltowee Trace, Kentucky's longest trail, to travel through the heart of downtown Morehead. Now, trail users will be able to explore town and find whatever they may need, before heading back out on their journey. Just outside of Morehead is Cave Run Lake which has a trail system of 100 miles, and is very popular among mountain bikers and equestrians. Fishing is great in the lake, as Cave Run has earned the title of Musky Capital of the South. The Pioneer Weapons WMA is located adjacent to Cave Run Lake and provides a unique opportunity for sportsmen to hunt with primitive style weapons.The Daniel Boone National Forest surrounds the lake and much of the Morehead area, providing seemingly endless opportunities for exploration. Trail users will find plenty of things to see and do while visiting Morehead. There are a number of locally owned restaurants and retailers. The Rowan County Arts Center is a great place to visit to learn about what makes Morehead such a special place. 

• Daniel Boone National Forest
• Cave Run Lake

• Sheltowee Trace
• Eagle Lake Trail
• Cave Run Lake Trail System

• Cave Run Lake Trail System (Mountain)
• Bike Morehead Routes (Road)

• Licking River (Class I)
• Cave Run Lake (Flat)
• Eagle Lake (Flat)

• Cave Run Lake Trail System (Horse)

• Twin Knobs Campground
• Zilpo Campground

• Cave Run Bicycle Shop (Bike, Paddle, Climb, Hike, Camp)
• Switchback Cycling and Outdoors
• Morehead Cycle
• The Ole Cornfield (Paddle, Camp)
• Log Cabin Kayaks

• Fuzzy Duck Coffee Shop
• Bakery on Main
• Kentucky Folk Art Centre 
• Rowan County Art Center
• Minor E. Clark Fish Hatchery
• Bike Morehead, June
• Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival, September