2 miles
Distance
601 ft
Climb
-602 ft
Descent
963 ft
High Point

The Bluff Details

  • Riding Area
    Sugarcamp Mountain
    Prestonsburg, Kentucky
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Jump, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #74042 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Nice, flowy singletrack with a backwoods cross-country feel as opposed to most of the more difficult trails in the Sugarcamp MTB trail system. The Bluff consists of several segments due to its length (Initiation, Knuckles, Yella Gate, Mikie's Berms, and Rainbow Connection). The trail is pretty self explanatory, and all paths lead to Reclamation Loop.

The preferred access is to follow the fire road from the parking lot about 1/4 mile until you reach a pipeline easement at the ridge. The Bluff trailhead sign is just a hundred or so feet up the easement on your right.

The Bluff continues along the steep slope through the named sections moving west and into more difficult terrain. The view of the lake reveals itself in flashes and glimpses, but you really have to keep your hands on the handlebars as you approach the steep switchbacks near the western end.

As you descend toward the campground on long switchbacks, you'll pass through an "Indian marker tree" which is a truly unique experience.
The trail connects with Reclamation Loop, which provides access to several other trails, or an easy doubletrack ride back to the parking lot.

More Stats for The Bluff bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    761 ft
  • Altitude start
    762 ft
  • Altitude end
    761 ft
  • Grade
    -0.008%
  • Grade max
    -60.133%
  • Grade min
    46.706%
  • Distance climb
    3,900 ft
  • Distance down
    3,580 ft
  • Distance flat
    565 ft
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on Oct 20, 2018
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      Directions to the-bluff-110383 trailhead (37.715500, -82.726210)

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 14 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
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      Photos

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      Jul 28, 2018 @ 10:59am
      Jul 28, 2018
      The Bluff, My City
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      Dec 18, 2017 @ 12:02pm
      Dec 18, 2017
      The Bluff, Prestonsburg
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      Dec 18, 2017 @ 11:55am
      Dec 18, 2017
      The Bluff, Prestonsburg

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