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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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
Louisville, KY
Hiking trails, mountain bike trails, fishing lakes, disc golf, general park equipment and facilities, overlook with limited vehicle access
Jamestown, KY
300 acre facility, houseboat and pontoon rentals, cabin and lodges, covered and open slips, full service marina
Louisville, KY
6,218 acres, 35 miles of trails for hiking, 12 miles open to horseback riding, fishing at 5.5 acre Tom Wallace Lake, camping
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Whitesburg, KY
857 acres in Kentucky, Letcher & Pike counties, steep terrain, camping available in some locations, check with USFS before camping
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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Greenup, KY
714 acre nature preserve, 3.01 mile trail, environmental education opportunities
Louisville, KY
62.15 acres, 6.2 mile cross country trail, Louisville Tennis Center,
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...
Henderson, KY
708 acre park, 28 acre fishing lake, 12 acre lake located in nature preserve, 6.5 miles of trails,
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