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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Ranger Loop Trail
Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park
Burkesville, KY
3.5 mile looped trail, begins across bath house 3 at campsite P, spans Fanny Creek and Jones Branch sections of the lake,
Ranger Trail
Green River Lake State Park
Campbellsville, KY
1.5 miles, spur off North Trail, easy
Raven Bridge Trail
Carter Caves State Resort Park
Olive Hill, KY
This trail is the most direct and easiest route to the delicately balanced sandstone arch, Raven Bridge. This ridgetop trail is fairly level and can be combined with the thre...
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary Trails
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
Lexington, KY
10 miles, easy-moderate, paved and unpaved,
Raymer Hollow Trail
Mammoth Cave National Park
Mammoth Cave, KY
4.7 miles, begins at Maple Springs trailhead
Red Trail
Jefferson Memorial Forest
Louisville, KY
4.5 miles, strenuous
Red Trail Shortcut
Jefferson Memorial Forest
Louisville, KY
3.1 miles, strenuous
Renfro Loop OHV Route and Connector
Daniel Boone National Forest London Ranger District
London, KY
3.9 miles looped, begins and ends at S-Tree campground, follows ridgeline southeast of campgrpund, descends steep-rocky hill to Renfro Branch, best suited for intermediate rid...
Rex Trail
Green River Lake State Park
Campbellsville, KY
.5 mile, spur off Marina Main Trail, easy
Elkhorn City, KY
.5 mile, self-guided trail, favorite for bird watchers, cross ridge top covered with hardwoods and mountain laurel, easy beginning-difficult towards end of trail
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