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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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Pine Mountain State Resort Park
A brief adventure on a mountain path, Azalea Trail begins adjacent to a small stone building that was constructed by the CCC in the 1930s. Mossy steps begin a meandering ascent to…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Pine Mountain State Resort Park
Chained Rock was officially fastened to the adjacent cliff in the summer of 1933; allegedly to protect the city of Pineville from calamity should the ominous boulder perched…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Pine Mountain State Resort Park
Following the route of an abandoned railroad grade, Clear Creek Hollow Trail parallels Clear Creek stream throughout its length. This old railway route, formerly a spur off the L&N…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Pine Mountain State Resort Park
Both entrances to the trail are remote and begin on Living Stairway Trail. This route offers hikers the opportunity to explore the variations of plant communities and habitats that…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Pine Mountain State Resort Park
The path descends down into a wooded ravine containing old-growth hemlock trees that are 3-4 feet in diameter and over 300 years old; the Hemlock Garden. Many large white oak and…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Pine Mountain State Resort Park
Honeymoon falls, at 25 feet in height, is the largest waterfall in the park. The falls are visible throughout the year but may be reduced to a trickle during long periods of dry…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Pine Mountain State Resort Park
This trail scales the mountain from top to bottom. The upper trailhead access is located along the lower section of Chained Rock Trail. Rich stands of rhododendron and mountain…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Pine Mountain State Resort Park
In the 1930’s, a large tulip poplar that stood in a deep ravine gorge was felled by a severe storm and came to rest against a sandstone bluff. It was eventually discovered by the…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Pine Mountain State Resort Park
This short loop trail is adjacent to the park's Upper Shelter Picnic Area. The trail has two entrances; one is located directly across the road from the Upper Shelter parking lot…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Pine Mountain State Resort Park
This ravine forest trail passes among the hemlocks through thickets of rhododendron, and showcases several lovely large-leaved magnolia trees. At the lowest point of the trail,…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country