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.

Weather Conditions

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.

Warbler Road

John James Audubon State Park

Henderson, Kentucky


This road is named after the 20 different species of warblers that can be seen and heard at the Park in spring and summer. Warblers are small, colorful migratory birds that visit during migration, or inhabit the Park during the breeding season. This road is also an enjoyable walk to see early spring wildflowers. Many of our trails either begin or end at some point on this paved road. Although it serves as a connector between our parking area and trailheads, many visitors find it to be a rewarding and challenging hike by itself. This 0.7-mile road begins at the Main Office/Welcome Center parking lot, proceeds up and down hills, and ends at the Wilderness Lake trailhead. It is open to foot traffic only.

  • Length: 0.7 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]