Fort Henry National Recreational Trail

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

Golden Pond, Kentucky


29 miles, moderate rating, 100 foot elevation change, located in the South end, series of 10 connecting trails, follows closely the path of General Grant's troop movements from Fort Henry to Fort Donelson during Civil War.

  • Length: 29 mi

  • Hiking
  • Biking
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.


Bill Ryan
100 Van Morgan Drive
Golden Pond, KY 42211

Region: Western
County: Trigg
Phone: 270-924-2000
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