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The Flyingfishman
Pine Mountain State Resort Park
Blanton Forest State Nature Preserve
Black Mountain, Kentucky
Pine Mountain State Resort Park
Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine visits the Red River Gorge
Rockcastle Narrows
The Appalachian Trail
Big South Fork Honey Creek Loop
Ledford Arches RRG
Pine Mountain, KY
Yellowbank Wildlife Management Area
Kentuckiana Caves
Red River Gorge Trails & map
Big South Fork
Otter Creek - Outdoor Recreation Area
Cumberland Gap NHP
Mammoth Cave National Park
Red Byrd Arch
Cumberland Falls and area
Lost River Cave
My Old Kentucky Home lyrics and mp3
Cloud Splitter
Mantle Rock
Cumberland Falls Moonbow Trail
Indian Staircase 10-21-04
Natural Bridge...Slade, KY
Auxier Ridge, Double, Star Gap, Gray's, and Rock Bridge Arches
Timmon's and Adena Arches
Swift Camp Creek Trail
Other landmarks in Red River Gorge
Tioga Falls/Bridges to the past
Carter Caves State Resort Park
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park
Bernheim Forest - Clermont, KY
Vernon-Douglas State Nature Preserve
Red Byrd Arch trip Via Ridgetop ...12-20-08 trip report
A Creek Runs through it

Pine Mountain became Kentucky’s first state park in 1924. On Saturday July 2, 2011, I made a side trip to Pine Mountain’s Chained Rock. In 1933 it seems the town folks of Pineville worried that a large boulder atop Pine Mountain would fall down the mountain and crush everything in its path. In an attempt to control nature they built a massive chain with 7 pound links to secure said boulder to another boulder. I know it seems humorous to us today but you have to appreciate the effort put into this. All of that aside it is a very nice hike out to chained rock. For the most part it is all downhill to the rock and unfortunately all uphill back to your car.

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Chained Rock


The history of the chain