Rules and Regulations for Hiking Trails
- Trails are managed as part of the natural environment.
- Visitors must be prepared to meet and accept nature on its own terms.
- Please stay on designated trail.
- Trail is open from sunrise to sunset.
- Do not hike alone.
- Proper footwear recommended. Help preserve the trail’s natural resources.
- Practice "LEAVE NO TRACE PRINCIPLES."
The following activities are prohibited on Kentucky State Parks hiking trails, unless otherwise noted:
- MOTORIZED VEHICLES
- Horseback Riding
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Rappelling and rock climbing.
- Hunting or disturbing wildlife.
- Collecting or digging for artifacts.
- Picking flowers or harming plants.
- Carving or damaging rock formations and trees.
- Unleashed Pets (must be on leash). Pets are not allowed on trails dedicated as Kentucky State Nature Preserve Lands.
***Pets are not permitted on the Hiking Trails at Natural Bridge, except for the Henson Arch and Whittleton Trails. Most Trails at Natural Bridge are within a dedicated Kentucky State Nature Preserve, and pets are not permitted as a part of the management guidelines. Also, pets are not permitted within the McCreary County side of Cumberland Falls State Resort Park as this area is within a dedicated Kentucky State Nature Preserve.***