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Hiking Trails

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.

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. Trails like the Sheltowee Trace and Pine Mountain Trail highlight the impressive lineup of hiking trails in Kentucky. The Sheltowee Trace stretches 280 miles from Pickett State Park in Tennessee, north through the Daniel Boone National Forest to its northern terminus above Cave Run Lake. It provides great opportunities for backpacking and through hiking, as well as plenty of access for those looking for shorter trips. The Pine Mountain Trail will extend along Kentucky's southeastern border from Cumberland Gap National Park through Breaks Interstate Park. The Pine Mountain Trail will also be part of the Great Eastern Trail, a north-south trail running parallel with the popular Appalachian Trail. There's virtually no end to the magnificent hiking in Kentucky.

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Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ Dawson Springs, KY
4.5 miles, hiking and mountain biking, series of loops, lengths ranging from 1.4-4.5 miles, pass through many pinestands, trailhead located across from Macedonia cemetary, rat...
Kentuckys Southern Shorelines Mammoth Cave, KY
60 miles, accessed via Maple Springs & Lincoln trailheads, hiking, several horse camps in area provide access to trails
Kentuckys Southern Shorelines Park City, KY
10 miles, sloans crossing pond to Mammoth Cave Hotel, dense grade gravel, mainly flat, few steep areas, averages 8' wide, easy-moderate, parking is available at both ends of t...
Kentuckys Southern Shorelines Mammoth Cave, KY
2 miles, begins at Heritage Trail
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes Campbellsville, KY
4.5 miles, trailhead located at boat ramp near campgrounds, travel west-southwest to bike parking area and marina, EASTERN SECTION OF MARINA/MAIN TRAIL IS CLOSED TO HORSES-are...
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes Whitley City, KY
2.4 mile linear trail, trailhead located on Forest Rd. 6105, ends at Sheltowee Trace, 1st mi on Forest Rd. 6105, enters woods, trail goes from ridgetop to streamside, through ...
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes Whitley City, KY
.5 mile linear trail, trailhead at KY 700/Yahoo Arch trail, ends at Markers Arch, follows old road along ridgetop, descends to Markers Arch, easy difficulty
Daniel Boone Country London, KY
.2 mile, begins at boat ramp, travels along shoreline providing nice views of Laurel River Lake, ends on the shoreline, rated easy
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