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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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502 Park Rd.
Moderate .25 mile – Starting from the Playground walk uphill along the main Park Road to find the start of Groundhog Trail. The first part of this trail runs gently uphill, but the…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Green River Lake State Park
.5 mile, spur off Marina Main Trail, rated difficult.
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Pine Mountain State Resort Park
The path descends down into a wooded ravine containing old-growth hemlock trees that are 3-4 feet in diameter and over 300 years old; the Hemlock Garden. Many large white oak and…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Natural Bridge State Resort Park
This short trail leads to a small but unusual limestone arch at the entrance to a cave. The cave is too small to be of much interest, but a nearby stairway leads into a sinkhole so…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park
2 miles, retraces the history of the Blue Licks Springs. Ranging from prehistoric times to the present, all of the Blue Licks history revolves around the salt springs that were…
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Breaks Interstate Park to US 23
The US 23 - US 119 is named The Highlands because this part of the trail is the highest portion of PMSST and totals 16 miles for a total of 44 miles. If you hike along the High…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Pine Mountain State Resort Park
Honeymoon falls, at 25 feet in height, is the largest waterfall in the park. The falls are visible throughout the year but may be reduced to a trickle during long periods of dry…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Natural Bridge State Resort Park
Hood’s Branch Trail leads into the heart of Natural Bridge and is just long enough so the crowds will be left behind. The trail begins under Natural Bridge and follows the base of…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Carter Caves State Resort Park
This hilly, but scenic trail takes you from the ridges into the streamless valley of Horn Hollow, where you see multiple cave entrances. This trail is especially rewarding during…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
.25 mile linear trail, trailhead located near lodge parking area, moderately steep climb at beginning levels off for comfortable walking, native oak-hickory trees, trail passes the…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ