Skylight View Trail begins at the top of Jenkins Mountain in the Birch Knob section of Pine Mountain and follows the ridgeline of the Kentucky/Virginia border. Along the trail are two overlooks with views over Jenkins and Virginia.
Skylight View Rock Shelter is a large cave located on the trail, sheltered by rock on three sides. Sunlight streams through the cave between two large openings in the shelter's ceiling.
While short in mileage, Skylight View Trail takes some time to complete, because of its quick elevation change.
This trail is classified as a strenuous hike, with long steep areas of ascent and descent where hikers may need to use their hands to help climb up the trail.
On the way back down, hikers go through the "Cry Baby Hill", named after its difficult terrain.
This tour includes transportation and a packed snack with water. Hiking tours also include a walking stick & prepared backpack to use on the tour.
Tours can accommodate groups of up to 8 people, with a maximum of 4 children on hiking tours, for safety purposes.
Discover Letcher County Guided Tours requires ticket purchase 24 hours prior to the date and time of the event. If the tour is canceled due to inclement weather, participants will be given the opportunity to reschedule.
To register for this hike and purchase tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/822247011446105/