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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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John James Audubon State Park
Access the Island Loop Trail from within Audubon Wetlands, located on Wolf Hills Road, just north of John James Audubon State Park. A rocked pathway from the parking lot leads…
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John James Audubon State Park
(1.6 MILES)DIFFICULTY: MODERATEFor the more experienced hiker, the Backcountry Trail provides welcome solitude. This trail twists and turns as it travels over hilly terrain in the…
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John James Audubon State Park
(0.3 MILES)DIFFICULTY: EASY - MODERATEThis enjoyable hike connects the Museum Trail and Kentucky Coffeetree Trail. Follow the Museum Trail to the Deer Ridge entrance. As you hike,…
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John James Audubon State Park
(0.9 MILES)DIFFICULTY: MODERATEEagle Glen Pet Trail is the only trail in Audubon State Park which is not contained within State Nature Preserve boundaries. Therefore, Eagle Glen is…
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John James Audubon State Park
(0.4 MILES)DIFFICULTY: EASY - MODERATEThe beautiful 0.4-mile Kentucky Coffeetree Trail must be accessed from other trails. To begin your hike, follow Warbler Road about 0.3-miles…
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John James Audubon State Park
(0.3 MILES) DIFFICULTY: EASY King Benson Trail is named for a former naturalist that worked at Audubon State Park. This relatively easy 0.3-mile trail has illustrated interpretive…
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John James Audubon State Park
(0.25 MILES)DIFFICULTY: EASY The Museum Trail is a short 0.25-mile loop which begins behind the Audubon Museum. This is the easiest trail at the Park and features interpretive…
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John James Audubon State Park
(0.23 MILES)DIFFICULTY: EASY - MODERATEThis connecting trail provides a short hike along a lush streambed valley, drawing its moniker from the many young Pawpaw trees growing in…
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John James Audubon State Park
(0.22 MILES)DIFFICULTY: EASYThe Scenic Overlook Trail is a short trail of 0.22-miles that diverges from the Wilderness Lake Trail at the Civilian Conservation Corps stone shelter.…
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John James Audubon State Park
(0.7 MILES)DIFFICULTY: MODERATEThis road is named after the 20 different species of warblers that can be seen and heard at the Park in spring and summer. Warblers are small,…
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