Kentucky Tourism

John James Audubon Trails

Hiking Trail Rules and Guidelines

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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.

Eagle Glen Pet Trail

John James Audubon State Park

Henderson, Kentucky


Eagle Glenn Pet Trail is the only trail in Audubon State Park which is not contained within State Nature Preserve boundaries. Therefore, Eagle Glenn is the only trail which allows leashed pets to be taken into the woods with their owners. This loop was designed and installed through an Eagle Scout Project in 1996, and provides an enjoyable excursion into the forested hills of the Park. The trailhead can be found at the end of the Museum parking lot. After proceeding downhill, the hiker soon comes to a split in the trail, which marks the beginning of the loop. This 0.9-mile trail is hilly and moderately difficult due to several staircases. An alternative entrance to the trail can be found on the main road, a short distance from the gated Park entryway. If accessing this trailhead, please park vehicles in the small lot near the gate.

  • Length: 0.9 mi
  • 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]