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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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Bluegrass Region 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
Kentuckys Southern Shorelines 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
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ Owensboro, KY
1.5 mile hiking trail, approx. 10 miles of mountain bike trails, sports facilities, archery range, 18 hole golf course
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Northern Kentucky River Region Clermont, KY
16500 acre forest and arboretum with hiking, biking, fishing (Lake Nevin Only) geo hiking, plants that are tagged and identifiable.
Daniel Boone Country Manchester, KY
75 Campsites, 15 miles Equestrian Trails, small lake with variety of fish species
Bluegrass Region Union, KY
7 acre lake, species include largemouth bass, bluegill, and catfish-bank access only, 3.5 miles of trails, 62 campsites-no water from November-April, Outdoor Museum
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Daniel Boone Country Pine Mountain, KY
4.5 mile, 2 loops on the South side of Pine Mountain, 1st is a moderately strenous loop to a sandstone rock outcrop known as Knobby Rock, provides spectacular birds-eye view o...
Bourbon, Horses & History Carlisle, KY
148 acre park, hosts reenactment of Battle of Blue Licks, 50 campsites
Daniel Boone Country Harlan, KY
30,038 acres in Bell, Harlan and Leslie counties, seperated over many tracts of land, numerous species available for hunting
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