Hiking in Kentucky

Hiking in KentuckyWith trails dotting the landscape of the Commonwealth, you’ll discover countless Kentucky hiking adventures.

Are you ready to get off the beaten path? You’ve come to the right state. You’ll find hundreds of miles of scenic hiking trails in Kentucky ranging from bluegrass countryside and Appalachian Mountain landscapes to vast national forests and over 50 state parks.  The Sheltowee Trace National Recreational Trail is Kentucky's longest trail and stretches over 260 miles through the Daniel Boone National Forest.  Once complete, the Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail will total 120 miles along the crest of scenic Pine Mountain.  It will also serve as one portion of the Great Eastern Trail that travels across 9 different states. 

Discover the green pastures and rolling hills of Horse Country. Trek through the mountainous terrain of the Appalachian foothills in Eastern Kentucky. Explore Kentucky caves and uncover unique rock formations in Cave Country, or search the Daniel Boone wilderness for amazing scenic views and hidden Kentucky waterfalls.  There's virtually no end to the magnificent hiking in Kentucky.

When it’s time to trade the concrete road for the dirt path, come and experience the many hiking trails in Kentucky.  Use the listings below to plan your Kentucky hiking adventure!


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Alexandria, KY
1000 acre park, 12 site campground with water and electric, 200 acre fishing lake with variety of species, 28 stall horse barn, disc golf and other sport facilities, 20 miles ...
Owensboro, KY
15 mile linear park, open to hikers & cyclists.
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Wilmore, KY
Asbury University adventure program, guided hiking, rock climbing, zip lining, paddling and camping trips, challenge course
Sparta, KY
Approximately 2 miles of trails, 1 bedroom B&B with a sportsman's theme, 2 acre pond with bass, bluegill, catfish, crappie, 80 acres of property
Lucas, KY
1,053 acre park, 10,00 acre lake, fishing for a variety of species, trails for multi-use, 99 campsites, guided horse rides, marina with boat/jet ski rentals
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Lucas, KY
8,799 acres in Barren and Allen counties, hilly to gently sloping terrain, fishing access, hunting for a number of species, primitive weapons hunting areas and impaired mobili...
Beattyville, KY
Cave campisites, cabin rental, private lake, fishing,
Louisville, KY
41 acre preserve, 2 miles of trails, open to public, large migrant bird population
Louisville, KY
HIking trails, paddling access to Floyds Fork, William F. Miles Fishing Lakes, event space, sports facilities, traditional park equipment
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New Concord, KY
119 acres, mostly wetland, open to statewide hunting regulations & seasons
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