Kentucky Tourism

Pennyrile Forest Trails

Hiking Trail Rules and Guidelines

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Locate trails and more on Pennyrile Forest's facility map, or use their interactive adventure map.

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Pennyrile Nature Trail

Dawson Springs

Dawson Springs, Kentucky


13.5 mile linear trail, stretches to Tradewater River and Dawson Springs, trailhead located in the middle of Indian Bluff trail, winds north along several bluffs with scenic overlooks, trail can be hiked in sections, rated moderately difficult. Only 1.5 miles of this trail are located on Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park. The remainder of the trail is on Pennyrile State Forest and Tradewater Wildlife Management Area. The trail is maintained by Hopkins County Jail Community Service Crew in the early spring and fall.

  • Length: 13.5 mi
  • Hiking

Peter Bowles
20781 Pennyrile Lodge Rd.
Dawson Springs, KY 42408

Region: Western
County: Hopkins
Phone: 270-797-3421
Email: [email protected]