2 miles
Distance
553 ft
Climb
-794 ft
Descent
960 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
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Bridge, Jump, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking

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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -240 ft
  • Altitude min
    685 ft
  • Altitude start
    925 ft
  • Altitude end
    685 ft
  • Grade
    -2.921%
  • Grade max
    -65.771%
  • Grade min
    60.745%
  • Distance climb
    3,490 ft
  • Distance down
    4,608 ft
  • Distance flat
    135 ft
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Status:
on Aug 10, 2018
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to the-bluff-110383 trailhead (37.715501, -82.726203)
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The Bluff Trail Reports

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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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