Kentucky Tourism

John James Audubon Trails

Hiking Trail Rules and Guidelines

Facility & Trail Maps
Locate trails and more on John James Audubon's facility map, or use their interactive adventure map.

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To enhance the visitor’s outdoor recreation experience, John James Audubon State Park has 6 miles of hiking trails to explore. From easy to moderate in difficulty, from paved passageways to rugged hills and walking paths, there is a trail to please everyone. Most of Audubon’s trail system is within a dedicated Kentucky State Nature Preserve, meaning our pristine forest has been recognized for its natural significance and is protected by law for scientific and educational purposes. When you come to enjoy the natural beauty of the trails, please help us protect our woods for future generations by adhering to Park and Preserve rules.

Hiking Trail Rules and Guidelines

John James Audubon State Park trails are open to the public from sun up until sun down. Hikes should be planned accordingly.

Please be advised that pets and bicycles are not allowed within the Nature Preserve. Hikers with pets should use the Eagle Glenn Pet Trail located at the front of the park. Bicyclists should remain on paved park roads.

Museum Trail

John James Audubon State Park

Henderson, Kentucky


The Museum Trail is a short 0.25-mile loop which begins behind the Audubon Museum. This is the easiest trail at the Park and features interpretive signs along its course. The Nature Center staff often utilizes the path’s amphitheater-style outdoor classroom for programming. A trail-side view of the Museum’s Observation Room provides a glimpse of not only birds, but other forest animals as they frequent the birdseed feeders and water feature near the building. To walk this trail, follow the service road to the right of the Museum and then turn left to go behind the Museum. You will see the trail head sign. Most of this trail is paved. Connections to Deer Ridge and Pawpaw Valley Trails can be accessed.

  • Length: 0.25 mi
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Hiking

John James Audubon State Park
3100 US Highway 41 North
Henderson, KY 42420

Region: Western
County: Henderson
Phone: 270-826-2247
Email: [email protected]