4,856 ft
Distance
42 ft
Climb
-195 ft
Descent
00:14:56
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
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
    #71678 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 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
  • 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
    00:14:56
  • Avg reverse time
    00:18:37
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Status:
on Aug 18, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.5 (2 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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  • < 1 month
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Fern Gully Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 18, 2020 @ 3:24pm
      Aug 18, 2020
      Aug 26, 2019 @ 8:17am
      Aug 26, 2019
      Good to go...
      Aug 23, 2019 @ 1:23pm
      Aug 23, 2019
      STORM DAMAGE...CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
      Aug 11, 2018 @ 12:44pm
      Aug 11, 2018
      Apr 14, 2018 @ 7:08pm
      Apr 14, 2018
      view all reports » 1 social media mentions

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 21 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 14 rides
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      Photos

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      2 |
      Sep 30, 2020 @ 6:29am
      Sep 30, 2020
      72 |
      Dec 18, 2017 @ 11:59am
      Dec 18, 2017
      85 |
      Dec 18, 2017 @ 11:59am
      Dec 18, 2017
      79 |
      Dec 18, 2017 @ 11:59am
      Dec 18, 2017

      Routes with this trail

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

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