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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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Green River Lake State Park
.5 mile, loop, spur off Marina Main Trail, rated easy.
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Pine Mountain State Resort Park
Both entrances to the trail are remote and begin on Living Stairway Trail. This route offers hikers the opportunity to explore the variations of plant communities and habitats that…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
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
E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park
Our 1 mile fitness trail will make getting some exercise enjoyable! Walk along the trail, admiring the Maples, Oaks, and Sycamores as you go. Near the pool area, the trail has a…
Bourbon, Horses & History
Bourbon, Horses & History
Rough River Dam State Resort Park
A 0.7-mile looped trail. Self-guided interpretive trail, providing the hiker with a view of an old pioneer cabin along trail.
Bourbon, Horses & History
Bourbon, Horses & History
General Butler State Resort Park
4.5 miles looped trail, 3 access points, much of trail crosses open fields, old hardwood forests behind stone overlook which is highest point in county, currently open to hikers…
Northern Kentucky River Region
Northern Kentucky River Region
Green River Lake State Park
.5 mile, spur off Marina Main Trail, rated moderate.
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
627 Commission Circle
.35 mile, self guided trail, interesting geological formations and faults along trail, travels beneath what was once water line for an inland sea, frequent grade changes, smooth…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park
A 1.25 mile loop trail. The Goose Creek Nature trail leads you through grassy meadows, forested woodlands, and by a riparian area near the Goose Creek. Wildlife is abundant along…
Bourbon, Horses & History
Bourbon, Horses & History
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