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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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Campbellsville, KY
1 mile, spur off Marina Main Trail, easy
Cadiz, KY
1.5 miles, begins downtown at site of original railroad depot, paved, easy


London, KY
Historic civil war site of 1st battle in Kentucky, preserved with interpretative markers a trailhead, short trails
Burkesville, KY
.2 mile, meanders through small wooded area within campground, hikers only
Corbin, KY
.5 mile, allows campers to reach falls/river, also leads to cabin area 2, Trail 2 and 4
Dawson Springs, KY
.2 mile linear trail, provides access to and from lodge for campground guests, alternative route to main road, trailhead across from camp store, outlet is near park entrance, ...
Golden Pond, KY
14 mile overall length, a series of connecting trails offer the opportunity for hikes as short as 1 1/2 miles, rated easy-moderate, 80 foot elevation change, located in North ...
London, KY
2.1 miles, begins at junction with Sugar Hollow Trail, follows Cane Creek for most of its length, stream crossing near end of trail, trail ends at Forest Road 21, easy-moderat...
Whitley City, KY
3.21 looped trail, follows edge of ridgetop, 2 connections to Sheltowee Trace, dirt surface, easy-moderate rating
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