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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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Caves, Lakes & Corvettes Stearns, KY
2.3 miles, part of John Muir Trail, follows river upstream to Oneida & Western Railroad Bridge
Daniel Boone Country London, KY
.4 mile, trailhead at A-loop restrooms of Grave campground, leads to boat ramp at Grove Marina, no access to the marina itself unless water level is low, moderate difficulty
Daniel Boone Country Middlesboro, KY
.4 mile,trailhead located in the Thomas Walker parking area, easy
Daniel Boone Country Middlesboro, KY
.8 mile, right on Pinnacle Trail, strenuous, access near Thomas Walker parking area
Daniel Boone Country Middlesboro, KY
.3 mile, left of Harlan Road Trail to Ft. McCook, access near Thomas Walker parking area
Daniel Boone Country Middlesboro, KY
.2 mile, easy, access near Thomas Walker parking area
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ Hartford, KY
500 acre park, 125 camp sites, RV, developed and primitive camp sites, nature trail, 3.1 mile paved bike trail, indoor horse show arena, paintball, archery range, various athl...
Daniel Boone Country Slade, KY
This trail was built in the 1880’s by the Lexington and Eastern Railroad. It is the most popular trail for hiking to the Natural Bridge. Beginning near the gift shop, the tr...
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