4,856 ft
Distance
42 ft
Climb
-195 ft
Descent
00:13:20
Avg time

Fern Gully Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Sugarcamp Mountain
    Prestonsburg, Kentucky
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
    #39091 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #57654 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking

As the name indicates, Fern Gully is located in a north-facing hollow that holds water when other areas of the trail system are dry. This is what gives the trail its charm, but also what makes it challenging.

The trail surface can be slippery, resulting in a lot of grunts and groans while you slog up the numerous climbing turns. It's all worth it when you get to the top because you then have access to the higher-up trails. It is really the only way to reach these upper trails on this side of the trail system.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Fern Gully mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -154 ft
  • Altitude min
    800 ft
  • Altitude max
    956 ft
  • Altitude start
    954 ft
  • Altitude end
    801 ft
  • Grade
    -3.2%
  • Grade max
    -34.3%
  • Grade min
    10.9%
  • Distance climb
    1,191 ft
  • Distance down
    2,484 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,155 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:20
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:51
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Status:
on Aug 25, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Fern Gully Trail Reports

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      Aug 25, 2021 @ 8:37pm
      Aug 25, 2021
      reporter
      Aug 20, 2021 @ 2:44pm
      Aug 20, 2021
      reporter Smallish trees down at the top of the switchbacks.
      Aug 4, 2021 @ 3:07pm
      Aug 4, 2021
      reporter
      Jul 14, 2021 @ 5:15pm
      Jul 14, 2021
      reporter Tree at the switchbacks
      Jul 13, 2021 @ 5:18am
      Jul 13, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 4 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 109 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 52 rides
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      Photos

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      Sep 30, 2020 @ 6:29am
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      Dec 18, 2017 @ 11:59am
      Dec 18, 2017
      114 |
      Dec 18, 2017 @ 11:59am
      Dec 18, 2017
      105 |
      Dec 18, 2017 @ 11:59am
      Dec 18, 2017

      Routes with this trail

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      The Quickest Way Up
      4 miles
      The BKXC Sugarcamp Route
      11 miles
      Local Favorite #2
      5 miles

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      Fern Gully
      1:03 | 178 | Jul 23, 2020 , Prestonsburg
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