Wake up right in the woods.
Almost everywhere you look in Morehead and Rowan County, there are miles of beautiful woods. The entire area is surrounded by the Daniel Boone National Forest. If you are searching for the ideal location to explore, this is a multi-purpose trail lover’s dream!
MSU Outdoor Adventures Has Your Rentals Covered.
Outdoor Adventures is located inside Morehead State University’s Recreation and Wellness Center. This facility accommodates students, faculty, the community and visitors! The center has your Outdoor Adventure needs from kayaks and canoes to backpacking and recreation equipment. Providing affordable rentals and skill building including back-country cooking, navigation, knot-tying and how to minimize outdoor impact.
For more information or to reserve equipment, call (606) 783-2270.
Mon – Thurs: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Fri: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Sun: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Morehead is an official Kentucky Trail Town!
Whether you are looking for a relaxing afternoon hike or you are an experienced hiker wanting a challenge, there is a trail for you. The Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail runs right now Main Street. Stop for a cup of coffee, a power shake, a sweet treat or a meal or two. Additional trails near downtown include Eagle Lake Trail and Rodburn Hollow Park’s Martin Branch.
- Downtown Walking Trail: The Downtown Walking Trail starts at the Morehead Visitors Center, travels 2.5 miles through downtown, Morehead State University and St. Claire Healthcare campus.
- Rodburn Hollow Park: Take advantage of this hidden park located within the city limits of Morehead at Rodburn Hollow Road. The park embraces a peaceful environment great for a morning hike, a peaceful lunch break or a hike after work. Few communities have such a unique feature with so many educational opportunities.meetings, receptions and more. Features include hiking trails, playground, picnic shelter, and ample parking.
- Limestone Knob: 1423 ft above sea level and the highest point in Rowan County. Take advantage of the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail that leads you right to Limestone.
Looking for a steep climb or a relaxing, tree-lined path? Find it here. We’ve got 100+ miles of multi-purpose trails to explore throughout the Daniel Boone National Forest.
Two wheels move the soul.
Feel that breeze. Take in the beauty while riding your bike. Serenity awaits you on more than 30 trails for cycling in the Morehead area. Find a path for your level — we have many narrow and steep trails that add extra challenge to your adventure. Rejuvenate your spirits. Hit the road! Cyclists have many roads less-traveled to enjoy in the Morehead area, roads where traffic is minimal and the sights are ideal. Take Jess’ word for it, who especially enjoyed the beautiful scenery as she rode the Morehead and Rowan County bike routes during her trip across the United States.
Horseback Riding Excursion
Looking for horseback riding lessons, or trail ride excursions? Check out M&M Walking Horse Farm. They offer lessons, guided trail rides and even pet sitting services. You can find them on Facebook @twhky or call at 606.207.1172 for more information. Happy Trails!