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Barren River Lake Trails

Hiking Trail Rules and Guidelines

Facility & Trail Maps
Locate trails and more on Barren River Lake's facility map, or use their interactive adventure map.


Weather Conditions
Paved Bike and Hike Trail (2.5 miles)    Difficulty:
1149 State Park Rd
Lucas, KY
2.5 mile looped trail with an asphalt surface, the trail would be rated easy-moderate with a few strenous hills, gorgeous views of gold course, horses, bridges, streams, as well as a variety of wildflowers and deciduous trees.
  • Hiking
  • Biking

Connell Nature Trail (1 miles)    Difficulty:
1149 State Park Rd
Lucas, KY
1 mile looped nature trail with a soil and root surface, easy to moderate trail rating, features include an old farm cistern, views of the beach, seasonal streams, wildflowers, ferns, deciduous trees, and a large paw paw patch
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Peter's Creek Trail (1.2 miles)    Difficulty:
1149 State Park Rd
Lucas, KY
1.2 mile looped trail with a soil surface, this trail is an easy-moderate rated trail, with a 200+ year old white oak, a variety of wildflowers, Southern ground cedar and pachysandra, hiking along Peter's creek, a variety of old farm remnants
  • Hiking

Lena Madesin Trail (0.5 miles)    Difficulty:
1149 State Park Rd
Lucas, KY
1/2 mile, looped, interpretive nature trail with a soil floor, the Lena Madesin trail is only available to those who rent the picnic area. It is a self-guided trail rated easy-moderate.
  • Hiking

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