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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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1 mile trail, spur off Marina Main Trail, rated easy.
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park
A 0.2 mile trail that meanders through a small wooded area within the campground. Hikers only permitted.
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
0.5 mile trail that allows campers to reach the falls and river. Also leads to cabin area 2, Trail 2 and 4.
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
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
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
Multi use trail within Tygart State Forest that explores the picturesque valley of the stream less Cave Branch Creek which is flowing underground through Bat Cave before it…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Lake Barkley State Resort Park
2 mile linear trail, must walk section of the Lena Madesin trail to reach trailhead, outlet is located near beach parking lot.
Western Waterlands
Western Waterlands
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
Kenlake State Resort Park
0.7-mile trail over wooded terrain. May be hiked with Chickasaw Trail to increase distance to 1.7 miles total.
Western Waterlands
Western Waterlands