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Jenny Wiley

photo: Portion of trail at Jenny Wiley State Park. Photo by ParksKy.gov.

Length: 213.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Agency: State
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

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Location: Connects Jenny Wiley State Park N to Ohio River crossing US 23 at both ends, with other crossings at US 460, SR 172, SR J, US 60, I-64, and State Route 253. (recertified 1991)
State(s): Kentucky
Counties:
Longitude: -82.742695
Latitude: 37.726027

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Description

The JWT stretched from South Portsmouth in Greenup County to the lodge at Jenny Wiley State Park in Floyd County and was first opened in 1980. Designed to commemorate the path pioneer woman Jenny Wiley followed during her adduction by Native Americans in 1789 from her home near present day Tazewell, Va. and her subsequent escape. The trail touches some of the most scenic and distinct geographic features in the region including the Pottsville Escarpment and Elliott County’s scenic Devil’s Fork Canyon in addition to passing other landmarks.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1980

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Jenny Wiley State Resource Park
75 Theatre Court
Prestonburg , KY 41653 -9799
(606) 889-1790
JennyWiley@ky.gov
http://parks.ky.gov/findparks/resortparks/jw/

 

Photos

Portion of trail at Jenny Wiley State Park. Photo by ParksKy.gov.

Portion of trail at Jenny Wiley State Park. Photo by ParksKy.gov.

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