Caney Loop - TRAIL

Caney Loop - Trail, Morehead, Kentucky

This trail is 6 miles long and it runs along Cave Run Lake. It is an intermediate singletrack. It has a couple of good climbs. It is usually very muddy with 5 or 6 stream crossings.

User Reviews (6)

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Brad   Weekend Warrior [May 27, 2012]

Trail is in terrible shape. Horses have torn this trail apart. Looks like it has been rode all winter long during the wettest conditions possible.

Would NOT recommend making the drive to ride.

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Tim   Weekend Warrior [May 29, 2011]

Trail was about 50% mud, but I expected this after all the rain we've had recently. I expect this trail would be nice this fall like others have suggested. Rolling hills, but nothing real steep. I few trees down on the trail also. I'd like to come back and try it when it's drier. The trail was posted. No horses or bicycles until June. I did see at least one set of horse and bicycle prints in the mud though. I was running by the way.

Customer Service

The loop took me almost 3 hours by foot(walking/running). The caney loop section is 6 miles by itself.

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3
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3
mike_d_1583   Cross Country Rider [Mar 22, 2009]

Went out yesterday to see if it was worth it. And the answer is no! First off, this trail was designed for horses, not bikers or even hikers. It was muddy, with extreme damage by horses. This loop is just plain boring, with hardly any elevation change. The scenery stays the same with no good views and logs and obstacles placed by horseback riders. The park should designate this trail as horse only to save a lot of trouble.

Plus the loop is 9.6 miles, NOT 6.

Customer Service

Left or right, but I prefer not to ride this trail at all.

Similar Products Used: Big Limestone, Lakeview Ridge, Sheltowee Trace.

They stay dry and are much more fun with no horses, plus it's true singletrack.
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jasondmc   Cross Country Rider [Oct 15, 2008]

This trail is not 6 miles as indicated. The portion known as the "stoney cove" side is roughly 6 miles, however this is only a portion of the loop. The complete loop is roughly 9 miles. During the Fall it is, hands down, the most versatile and fun loop in Eastern KY. Not really true single track but there is enough obstacles (roots/rocks/etc)to keep things interesting. Plus, this is a very fast trail. During wet season, Spring into early Summer,the horseriders demolish the trails till it is virtually impassable with enough manure to fertalize every garden east of the Mississippi. When things get dry during late Summer into Fall visit this trail for some great XC.

Customer Service

Trailheads are right across from each other. Right or Left you can't go wrong. For those with singlespeeds, starting at the Left trailhead (Sheltowee side)seems to compliment the sinle cogs a little better.

Similar Products Used: Lakeview to limestone, then either to shallow flats or off locegee road.
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5
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Radney   Weekend Warrior [Sep 29, 2006]

Let me start off by saying that this is an update to my last post from last year. The trail has been completely redone and you wouldn't even know it's the same trail. Horse tracks no longer exist there and it's just an amazing fun trail. There's some nice jumps and a few small stream crossings. I went after several inches of rail and the trail is in great shape. I highly recommend this trail to anyone.

Customer Service

Start at Stoney Cove, which is the trailhead, and ride the Caney Loop to the Sheltowee. I rode the Sheltowee back and took the fire road back out. It was 9.66 miles. I will also update this again with pictures and the distance all the way around the Sheltowee instead of taking the quick way out. I thought the quick way was necessary though since it was almost dark and I didn't have a light.

Similar Products Used: Sheltowee trace
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4
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Radney   Weekend Warrior [Apr 22, 2006]

It's a nice trail. It's muddy, but fun. It has several stream crossings. The only problem is horses have ruined a hill and you couldn't climb it if your life depended on it. Met a few horses on the trail, but no big deal. A fun trail

Customer Service

I take the Caney Loop until it connects with the Sheltowee. There you make a right and it takes you back to the trailhead.

Similar Products Used: Sheltowee rules! Ride it near the lake or behind the University. You can't go wrong with this trail.
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4
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3
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