1.6 miles
Distance
175 ft
Climb
-300 ft
Descent
00:17:41
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The Bluff 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
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Jump, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #57318 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #63241 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    50 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.

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More Stats for The Bluff mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -126 ft
  • Altitude min
    709 ft
  • Altitude max
    884 ft
  • Altitude start
    835 ft
  • Altitude end
    709 ft
  • Grade
    -1.4%
  • Grade max
    -23.6%
  • Grade min
    32.5%
  • Distance climb
    3,458 ft
  • Distance down
    4,429 ft
  • Distance flat
    804 ft
  • Avg time
    00:17:41
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:31
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on Oct 14, 2022
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      The Bluff Trail Reports

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      Oct 14, 2022 @ 9:16am
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      Sep 24, 2021 @ 3:21pm
      Sep 24, 2021
      reporter Tree down near the junction with the plunge.
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 10:22am
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      6 Months
      • 10 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
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      • 121 rides
      • Last: Nov 5, 2022

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