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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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Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
5 miles, trailhead at far end of picnic area, follows river upstream for 2 miles, continues along an old logging road, trail will intersect with Moonbow, ends at falls parking area
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Highway 825
Currently, the Dawkins Line Rail Trail is 18 miles long. An additional 18 miles will be added in the second phase of the trail work — when completed, the path will be 36 miles.…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Green River Lake State Park
Two-mile trail that spurs off North Trail, moderate.
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
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,…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Green River Lake State Park
.5 mile trail that spurs off North Trail, very difficult.
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
The Discovery Trail is a 4.5 mile trail mosaic comprised of all the park’s hiking trails combined into continuous circuit. Collectively, the trails pass through grasslands,…
Northern Kentucky River Region
Northern Kentucky River Region
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
This trail is 1.5 miles and is the only trail leading to Eagle Falls. Hikers follow the cliff line for much of the trail to one of the best views of Cumberland Falls. After…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
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…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park
1.8 miles, travels south from campground check-in, leads to overlook of lake and into Tennessee, reputed to have the best view in park.
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Green River Lake State Park
1 mile trail, spurs off of the North Trail, rated easy.
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines