We rode 38 miles.
Mine Made Paradise is an old coal mine mountain top, restored back to grass, roads and forest. We camped at the Mine Made Paradise campground off of county road 1098.(right at the trail head) You will find w/e sites. The elk usually come into the field near the campground, but while we were there, they didn't come to visit.
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There are water holes to go thru, but the bottom is hard, therefore it isn't so muddy. There are numerous creeks and overlooks/ There are about 70 miles of trails, 3 different difficulties.
We enjoyed the trail in the creek, trail #86. The blue trails are fun, not easy, but enjoyable. We didn't meet anyother riders, but it was Thursday. We came to one intersection and the ground was littered with acorns! It was a great day of riding, sunshine, fall foliage, and one deer.
LOCATION> NEAREST CITY= Garrett, Ky DIRECTIONS=Turn on county rd. 1098, 2 mi/ Turn L on Elk View drive/ go 1/4 mi, turn L on Sutton Memorial / Drive in campground on L.
AREA > TYPE OF LAND= forest, mountain , OWNER=Private QUALITY > Pro- Marked trails, variety of terrain, campground at trail head (No cabins) / Con / Length of stay1-2 days / Rating-3 out of 5 stars
TERRAIN> MILES OF TRAILS-70 miles of hills / forest / mud / dust / water crossing /elevation TRAIL MAINTENCE –yes / NEAR BY TRAILS- Daniel Boone ATV Trails, Hyden, Ky
REGULATIONS> Permit required-No / Camping-Mine Made Paradise Adventure Park /whip-No / helmets req.-no / width req.-No
FEE> Camping $30/ Entry-No
KEY SERVICES> Camping / Gasoline / Diesel / First Aid / Water / Dump / Food=
CONTACTS>304-784-1981 or 859-609-1288