Related Links

trails

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

Showing 11 - 20 of 173
Breaks Interstate Park to US 23
Currently a contiguous trail from Breaks Interstate Park to US 119 is designated in two sections. The section from Breaks to US 23 is the Birch Knob section and totals 28 miles.…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
4.5 miles, begins across KY 90 at trail 9 (Eagle Falls) parking lot, several branches off of main trail, be sure to follow signage, gradual climb uphill until reaching top of ridge…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Lake Barkley State Resort Park
1.5 miles, linear trail, trailhead can be found along paved pathway that leads to the Little River Annex, outlet located at bottom across from fitness center, wildlife viewing area…
Western Waterlands
Western Waterlands
Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park
A 0.4-mile hiking trail that connects the Boom Ridge and Eagle Point trails. This trail crosses Lodge Road.
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park
8.3 miles, trailhead near campground check-in station, main artery of trails, numerous spurs and branches off of trail.
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Carter Caves State Resort Park
One of our most scenic trails and passes unusual geologic features in the park, including the Cascade natural bridge, the Box Canyon and the wind tunnel. This trail is hilly and…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
General Butler State Resort Park
.25 mile trail connects Butler-Turpin State Historic House to the Fossil Trail, hiking alternative to access fossil trail, Stone entrance gate and lodge, open to hikers.
Northern Kentucky River Region
Northern Kentucky River Region
Nolin Lake State Park
Approximately 9.2 miles of single track trails for mountain biking and hiking, the trailhead for the Brier Creek Trail System is located across from the Primitive Campground. The…
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park
0.15-mile trail that follows the trampled remains of an ancient buffalo path. Located in Mount Olivet.
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
General Butler State Resort Park
1.6 miles, hiking and biking, connects to a number of destinations within park, connects to other trails in park system.
Northern Kentucky River Region
Northern Kentucky River Region