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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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Cadiz, KY
1/3 mile trail serves as access to the beach from the camping sites, trailhead at end of Wilderness Trail
Henderson, KY
.7 mile, paved road, serves as location for many trailheads/ trail endings, named for the 20 species of Warblerrs migrate to park during spring and summer, begins at main offi...


Shelbyville, KY
1.4 miles, begins in Clear Creek Park below Lake Shelby Dam , numerous stops possible throught out Shelbyville, ends at Red Orchard Park
Danville, KY
.5 mile, easy, spur leads to waterfall gorge, spring and fall wildflowers
Glasgow, KY
1 mile with an option for a 1/2 mile shorter route, 3 bridges, some challenging areas with few hills, wildlife garden, ropes course, abundance of wildlife and plants to be see...
Lexington, KY
1.25, paved, located off of Wellington Way, 38 acre park, plans/construction for an additional 1 mile trail uderway-contact Lexington Parks and Rec for up-to-date info
La Grange, KY
2 miles of trail, small lake with bank fishing, aquatic center, various sports complexes
4.2 miles, access off of West Bandy Road, steep elevation changes, narrow passages, switchbacks, bare rock sections, rated difficult-not for beginner riders, approx. 30 minute...
Stearns, KY
3.4 miles, linear, portions open to bicycles, begins at offset gate at West Entrance Trailhead
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