Located on the mountainous border between Kentucky and Virginia, the Pine Mountain Trail offers over 120 miles of mountain biking with a conservation corridor width of 100 to 1000 feet traveling from Elkhorn City in Pike County to Cumberland Gap National Military Park in Bell County, eventually connecting to the Cumberland Trail in TN. As of June 2002, there are 28 miles complete.
To reach mountain biking at the Elkhorn City Trailhead from Louisville or Lexington, Take I-64 through Lexington to the I-64 I-75 split. Stay on I-64. Take I-64 out of Lexington to the Bert T Coombs Mountain Parkway. Take the Mountain Parkway 75 miles to Salyersville. Turn Right onto US 460. Travel approximately 2 miles. Turn Right on to SR 114. Travel approximately 15 miles to Prestonsburg. Turn Right on to US 23 (US 460). Travel approximately 30 miles to near Shelbiana, where US23 and US 460 Split. Turn Left on to US 460 (SR 80). Travel approximately 14 miles to Belcher, where US 460 and SR 80 Split.Turn Right on to SR 80. Travel approximately 4 miles to Elkhorn City. Trailhead is at the Police Station (on the right) just before the bridge.
Overall, Pine Mountain Trail is the 12th most popular mountain bike trail of all 15 mountain biking rides in Kentucky.