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Trails

There’s no experience quite like hiking the finest trails in The Bluegrass State. No matter what type of hiker you are, you’ll find a trail to enjoy here. Our state parks offer access to everything from family-friendly nature trails of only a few miles to multi-week long-distance backpacking adventures where you can really rough it.
 

These trails can show you a lot of things: local wildlife and flora, incredible geologic displays, fun and secluded backpacker campsites and much more. 
 

Browse the state parks below to find your next great hike and start planning your trip today, whether it’s for a few hours or a few days. See you at the trailhead!

Kentucky Parks Trails

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Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
.2 mile linear trail, provides access to and from lodge for campground guests, alternative route to main road, trailhead across from camp store, outlet is near park entrance, rated…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
1.3 miles loop/linear trail , trailhead at end of Cottage Loop, named for patches of wild cane that occur streamside, moderately steep ascent to upland forest ridge, descends to…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
.25 mile linear/looped trail, trailhead located across from golf course entrance, shagbark hickory, tulip poplar and giant sycamores all found along trail, dense vegetation,…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
.25 mile linear trail, trailhead located near lodge parking area, moderately steep climb at beginning levels off for comfortable walking, native oak-hickory trees, trail passes the…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
1.8 miles, trailhead near lower parking area, travels around lake, up stone steps to bluff line, remote shelter at intersection of Lake & Pennyroyal Trails, wooden bridges and hand…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
6.5 miles, hiking and mountain biking, series of loops, lengths ranging from 1.4-4.5 miles, pass through many pinestands, trailhead located across from Macedonia cemetery, rated…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
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…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
1.4 mile looped trail, trailhead located atop sandstone steps along secondary bluffline overlooking the beach, bear right after passing wooden shelter and move upstream into deeper…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
.1 mile linear trail, trailhead located at campground picnic area, descend steep grade of sandstone bluff to series of steps constructed by W.P.A. laborers in the 1930s, rated…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ