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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Lebanon, KY
140 acre reservior, no gasoline powered motors, 3.2 mile Cecil L. Gorley naturalist trail, primitive camping
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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...
Pikeville, KY
14 mile horseback trail open to horse riders and hikers, 30 miles of trails open to ATV use by mobility impaired hunters, campground at Grapevine Area, boat launch ramp
Flemingsburg, KY
1907 acres, open to statewide hunting seasons, hiking & horseback trails on wma, small pond with carry down ramp
Richmond, KY
153 acre park, borders Kentucky River, boat access ramps, 167 site campground, working fort with demonstrations, Kentucky River Walk Trail
West Point, KY
Historic Civil War site, 10 miles of trails, mountain biking and hiking
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Fort Knox, KY
Active Military Reservation, 108,618 acres about 60% open to hunting, special regulations for access and hunting, contact the hunt control office for more information
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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Hebron, KY
43 acre park, 1.3 miles paved trail for hiking & biking, river overlooks
Madisonville, KY
188 acre lake, no gas powered motors, fishing, mountain bike trials
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