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Harlan Center

Convention and Tourist Information Center
201 South Main Street, Harlan


 
Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area

ATVs permitted 4WD Vehicles Permitted Dirtbikes, Buggies and other unlicensed vehicles permitted

Since opening in 2005, Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area has became a top off-road destination in the United States. Over 200 miles of trails on more than 7,000 acres accommodates ATV, 4x4 and dirtbike enthusiasts alike. Trails are rated by difficulty and signed for easy navigation.



 
Little Shepherd Trail / Kentenia State Forest

4WD Vehicles Permitted Horseback Riding Permitted Biking Permitted

Kentucky Highway 1679, "Little Shepherd Trail", is a 38-mile narrow road on the crest of Pine Mountain from US 421 east of Harlan to US 119 south of Whitesburg. This serpetine route twists though numerous refreshing overlooks and massive, spine-like rock out-croppings. Paved sections are easily traversed, while mountain bikers and hikers greatly enjoy the more remote sections of this route. If you drive, a 4x4 vehicle is recommended. Licensed vehicles only. ATVs not permitted.



 
Hensley Settlement

4WD Vehicles Permitted Horseback Riding Permitted Hiking Restrooms

Atop Brush Mountain at the end of a seven-mile rugged wagon road, this historic settlement was established in 1904 and occupied until 1951. Stroll down fence-lined lanes, step into the blacksmith's shop, look into the springhouse and sit in the one-room schoolhouse. Licensed vehicles only. ATVs not permitted. No vehicles permitted inside settlement.



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Chevrolet Leader News
1936 Chevrolet news reel telling how a Southeastern Kentucky community earned its name.



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