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Lace up those hiking shoes and get ready! We've got miles of planned hiking activities in store this year.

Pine Mountain State Resort Park "Hike-A-Thon"

Pine Mountain State Resort Park is offering a “Hike-A-Thon” during 2016 featuring a monthly guided hike from March through September.

The fee for the entire series is $35 per person and includes a t-shirt. You can also register for three hikes and a t-shirt for $25. The fee for one hike is $10 a person. The deadline to register is April 1. 

The planned hikes and dates are:

-   March 26: Honeymoon Falls Trail—1.35 miles. Led by nature photographer Harold Jerrell with an emphasis on photography.

-   April  23: Blanton Forest State Nature Preserve—4.5 miles. Led by Kentucky Natural Lands Trust.

-   May   14: Bad Branch State Nature Preserve—8 miles. Led by Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission.

-   June  25: Laurel Cove Trail—1.75.  Led by naturalist Dr. Tom Toole.

-   July   23:  Kingdom Come State Park—   1.25 miles. Led with Kingdom Come State Park.

-   Aug.  27:  Fern Garden Trail—1.2 miles.

-   Sept. 17: FREE HIKE, open to the public! Sand Cave & White Rocks, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park— 9 miles. Led with Cumberland Gap Nat’l Historical Park.

To register or for more information, call 606-337-3066.

Pine Mountain State Resort Park has a 30-room lodge, cottages and a full-service restaurant. It also has a golf course and other recreational opportunities for guests. Pine Mountain State Resort Park is located south of Pineville, on U.S. 25E, 10 miles north of Middlesboro.

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park 'First Day Hike: Monthly Hiking Series'

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park will host a guided hike the 1st of each month. Hikers will meet in the lodge lobby. Some hikes will require hikers to drive to another location on the neighboring Pennyrile State Forest or nearby Wildlife Management Areas.

This hike is not recommended for children under the age of 5. Leashed dogs are welcome on the hike. The hikes are free and will last approximately two hours. Hikes will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or hazardous weather/driving conditions. For more information about the hike contact the park naturalist at or call 1-800-325-1711.

The planned dates and times are:

Feb 01, 2016  /  3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Mar 01, 2016  /  4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Apr 01, 2016  /  5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
May 01, 2016  /  2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Jun 01, 2016  /  7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Jul 01, 2016  /  7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Aug 01, 2016  /  7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Sep 01, 2016  /  7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Oct 01, 2016  /  Noon - 2:00 P.M.
Nov 01, 2016  /  4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Dec 01, 2016  /  3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.