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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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Kentuckys Appalacians Pikeville, KY
1,131 acre lake, fish species incude- black bass, crapppie, all 3 major catfish varieties, and striped bass, opportunities for hiking, horseback trails are currently being wor...
Bluegrass Region Flemingsburg, KY
1907 acres, open to statewide hunting seasons, hiking & horseback trails on wma, small pond with carry down ramp
Bourbon, Horses & History Richmond, KY
153 acre park, borders Kentucky River, boat access ramps, 167 site campground, working fort with demonstrations, Kentucky River Walk Trail
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Bluegrass Region Carrollton, KY
30 acre lake open to non-motorized boats, variety of fish species, canoe and rowboat rentals, 9 hole golf course, 6+ miles of hiking trails, 111 campsites, lodge, cottages,
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Kentuckys Appalacians Olive Hill, KY
1,512 acre park, 1,500 acre lake, 3.8 miles of hiking split among 2 trails, 71 campsites, boat ramps, marina located 3 miles from park on lake, 18 hole golf course,
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes Campbellsville, KY
1,331 acre park, 8,200 acre lake, fish for bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish and muskie, marina with boat rentals, 28 miles of multi-use trails, 157 site campground, quota hunt...
Kentuckys Appalacians Greenup, KY
225 acre lake, species include: bass, bluegill, crappie, cartfish, and trout, lake is idle speed only for boats, swimming is available, 58 camp sites with utility hook ups, 35...
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Caves, Lakes & Corvettes Russell Springs, KY
Full service Alligator II marina, boat launch, boat rentals, cabin rentals, lakeside cabins, 16 primitive lakeside campsites, full service KOA campground 1 mile from marina
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
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