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Fraley Avenue Trail

Description

Elevation: 1398 ft.

This trail, formerly called the Daniel Boone Trail, originates in a small Duffield neighborhood. Despite the initial steepness, the hiking trail travels gently uphill through Powell Mountain and ends at Kane Gap. The first part of the trail is an old gravel road that traverses more narrow footpaths ideal for the hiker, mountain biker, or horseback rider. This trail is part of the original Daniel Boone Trail/Wilderness Road that eventually leads to Kentucky through the Cumberland Gap. Surrounded by hardwood forests, this nearly 2-mile trail passes through nesting habitat of vireos, flycatchers, woodpeckers, and a number of other woodland species. Reaching higher elevations, black-throated blue warbler and veery may be seen as well as spectacular views of the valley below. During fall migration, this can be a good venue for hawk watching, as well as enjoying the migrating songbirds.

Directions

Trailhead Coordinates: 36.718777, -82.810534

From the intersection of US-58 and US-23 in Duffield, head north on US-23, turn left at SR-T 654, continue onto SR-859/Industrial Park Rd, turn right onto SR- 919, continue onto SR-772/Fraley Ave, and the trailhead is on the right in approximately 0.4 miles. Parking is along the street.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: Scott County Tourism: (276) 386-6521
  • Website
  • Access: Daily, sunrise-sunset; admission free

Birds Recently Seen at Fraley Avenue Trail (as reported to eBird)

  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  • Northern Flicker
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee
  • Red-eyed Vireo
  • Blue Jay
  • American Crow
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Wood Thrush
  • American Robin

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

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