Where adventure begins!
Harlan County, Kentucky
Black bears roar as you climb Kentucky’s highest mountains by ATV and the wind cracks as you soar about tree top canopies on our ziplines!
But to fully experience Harlan, you have to visit us!
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, 4×4 and dirtbike enthusiasts alike. Trails are rated by difficulty and signed for easy navigation.
Harlan County is home to Kentucky’s highest, fastest, and longest zip line! Soar across pristine Kentucky mountain tops and experience Harlan County in a complete new perspective. Black Mountain Thunder Zip Line features 11 lines, speeds up to 60 mph, and heights of up to 500ft!
Portal No. 31 Underground Mine Tour offers visitors the unique experience of touring an actual coal mine by rail car. Visitor will experience travelling through a coal mine as they enjoy animated exhibits along the tour.
Hiking in Harlan County is an unparalleled way to experience the tallest mountains in Kentucky. Whether you are hiking the trail systems at Blanton Forest or Kingdom Come State Park, you will find yourself immersed in nature and beauty.
Our mountain destination is full wildlife, rugged terrain, and rich culture. Find out more about the game you can find in Harlan County by clicking the link below.
Golfing in Harlan County is unparalleled in our beautiful mountain hometown! You can find challenging courses while surrounded by unmatched beauty.
Our winding roads canopied by indescribable beauty lend to a motorized tourists dream! Climb our mountains on country roads as the fresh Appalachian air reinvigorates you.
Kayaking & Canoeing
We not only have trails on land but our waterways are ready for kayaks and canoes to take you on an adventure you won’t soon forget!
Explore our downtowns
Fun, eclectic, Appalachian shops and restaurants infused with local flavor await you in a downtown surrounded by pristine mountains.
Slow down and take a step back in time in the Tri-Cities of Harlan County with great shopping, experiences, and cafes.
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