2 miles
Distance
287 ft
Climb
-232 ft
Descent
00:24:33
Avg time

The Bluff 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
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • 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
    57 ft
  • Altitude min
    777 ft
  • Altitude max
    954 ft
  • Altitude start
    777 ft
  • Altitude end
    833 ft
  • Grade
    0.7%
  • Grade max
    -31%
  • Grade min
    38.5%
  • Distance climb
    3,694 ft
  • Distance down
    3,704 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,122 ft
  • Avg time
    00:24:33
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • One Direction
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      The Bluff Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 8 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 14 rides
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      Jul 28, 2018 @ 10:59am
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      Dec 18, 2017 @ 12:02pm
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      Dec 18, 2017 @ 11:55am
      Dec 18, 2017

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