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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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Popular Marina on Lake Cumberland in Jamestown, Kentucky
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes Jamestown, KY
300 acre facility, houseboat and pontoon rentals, cabin and lodges, covered and open slips, full service marina
Kentuckys Appalacians Prestonsburg, KY
Biking, hiking trails, 1150 acre Dewey Lake, pontoon boat rentals at boat dock, boat slips for rent, camping, cabins, some managed quota hunts
Bluegrass Region Owenton, KY
2,334 acres, check current Hunting Guide for hunting regulations, 3 mile out and back trail open to horses and hikers, single projectile shooting range, pond and creeks for fi...
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ Henderson, KY
708 acre park, 28 acre fishing lake, 12 acre lake located in nature preserve, 6.5 miles of trails,
Western Wetlands Hardin, KY
Located on midwest shoreline of Kentucky Lake, boat ramp, 90 campsites, hiking trails, numerous other facilities & ammenities
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Daniel Boone Country Cumberland, KY
4,277 acres, open for public hunting and fishing under statewide regulations, oldest forest owned by the state of Kentucky, LIttle Shepherd Hiking Trail access & primitive cam...
Bluegrass Region Falmouth, KY
919 acre park, 183 acre lake, marina with boat rentals, 84 site campground, 2.25 miles of hiking trails
Daniel Boone Country Cumberland, KY
14 trails totalling 5 miles, individual trails are 1/8-7/8 miles long, 3.5 acre mountain lake offers fishing for bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish, and trout
Western Wetlands Cadiz, KY
3,700 acre park, 57,920 acre lake, marina, hiking and biking trails, 78 campsties, managed quota hunts
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes Jamestown, KY
50,250 acre lake, all black bass species, white bass, blulegill, crappie, rock bass, and walleye, 129 developed campsites, hiking and guided horse trails, 2 lodges, cottages, ...
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