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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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Carpenter's Run Trail starts in the same location as the Claylick Loop Trail except it turns left at the trail sign and then you follow the red blazes. Carpenter's Run also follows…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Claylick loop trail is marked in blue blazes and begins where the sign says Park Marina. The trail follows forest ridgelines, descends down towards the lake and circles back to the…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
The Fern Valley trail follows a hillside maintenance trail then winds thru a valley and returns you back to where you started. The trail is fairly easy walking with steep area for…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Top Five Things to DoThe 36-room fieldstone lodge at this resort is named in honor of Jesse Hilton Stuart (1906-1984), Poet Laureate and native of Greenup County. Peruse Stuart’s…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
The Michael Tygart Loop Trail begins at the Jesse Stuart Lodge and follows the Fern Valley Trail for about half a mile then goes off the the left. The trail is marked in yellow…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians