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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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Lexington, KY
10 miles of trails, easy-moderate, paved and unpaved, excellent scenery and wildlife viewing opportunities, users must register at office before traveling trails
Hickman, KY
10,428 acres, mostly in TN, small portion located in western KY, some primitive trails, visitors should take caution of swampy conditions and wildlife during warmer months, op...
Falls Of Rough, KY
4,860 acre lake, fishing for bass (white and black), crappie, channel catfish, bluegill, and a variety of rough fish, 64 site campground, air camp sites, tiedowns but no fuel ...
Brooksville, KY
Guided trail rides, nature walks, group activities, Country Lodge
Radcliff, KY
A 26 acres, approx. 2 miles of trails, heavily wooded area,wide variety of terrian, native trees, shrubs, and wildlife, waterfalls, educational programs available
Centre Family Dwelling, 1824-1834
Harrodsburg, KY
3,000 acres, 40 miles of multi use trails, canoe and kayak access at Shaker Landing - must bring your own boat, bird and wildflower observation stations, Stables have 20 fully...
Campbellsville, KY
80 campsites, primitive and developed, boat ramp, fishing areas, marina with gas located nearby, access to hiking trails
Frankfort, KY
Campground & RV park on Kentucky River and Elkhorn Creek, hiking and biking trails, paddling and fishing access
Taylorsville, KY
24 miles of multi-purpose trails, 3,050 acre lake, 1,200 acre park, full service marina, 42 RV/camp sites, 10 sites specifically for trailering in horses.
Perry Park, KY
170 acres, borders Kentucky River in Owen county, numerous species to hunt, fishing in area pond and Kentucky River, no designated trails but hiking is popular on unmarked pat...
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