Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

Golden Pond, Kentucky


12 miles, parallels US 68/80 from Barkley to Kentucky Lake, gentle grade & surfaces, rolling hills, hardwood forests & some open areas, good views of Lake Barkley

  • Length: 11.7 mi
  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Hiking
General Description

Nestled in western Kentucky and Tennessee, Land Between the Lakes offers a variety of outdoor "basics" plus many unique experiences. When the Cumberland and Tennessee rivers were impounded to create Kentucky and Barkley lakes, an inland peninsula was formed. President John F. Kennedy designated the peninsula Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area to demonstrate how recreational areas could provide economic stimulus in the region. Almost half a century later, visitors from all over the world are enjoying all the adventure that LBL has to offer. With more than 170,000 acres, hundreds of campsites spread throughout the area, 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline, and hundreds of miles for all types of trail users, you're sure to create memories that will last a lifetime. Be sure to "Call before you haul" to get the latest trail information.


100 Van Morgan Dr.
Golden Pond, KY 42211

Region: Western
County: Trigg
Phone: 270-924-2000
Website: www.lbl.org
Email: LBLinfo@fs.fed.us
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