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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. 

 

Please be mindful that pets are not allowed on any park trails that share land with State Nature Preserves or are in protected archaeological areas. This includes Wickliffe Mounds SHS and all but one trail at Natural Bridge SRP and John James Audubon SP. Also, a few trails at Cumberland Falls, Carter Caves, Pine Mountain, and Blue Licks Battlefield State Parks are part of nature preserves.  These trails will be posted as such. 

 

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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Rough River Dam State Resort Park
1 mile, natural trail, travels along shoreline of lake, links lodge-cottage and marina, bird watching available along trail along with scenic views of lake
Bourbon, Horses & History
Bourbon, Horses & History
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
1.8 miles, trailhead near lower parking area, travels around lake, up stone steps to bluff line, remote shelter at intersection of Lake & Pennyroyal Trails, wooden bridges and hand…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
502 Park Rd.
Easy .25 mile - While not an “official” trail a walkway around the Park’s Lake does exist and is easy walking the entire way.
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park
2.5 miles including return trip along blacktop road, may also exit trail at cottage 123, trail winds along shoreline providing excellent views of lake, wildlife, and plant life.
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Green River Lake State Park
1.5 miles, spur off Marina Main Trail, rated moderate.
Southern Kentucky Vacations
Southern Kentucky Vacations
Natural Bridge State Resort Park
This is a connecting trail between the Lakeside Parking Area and other park facilities. For many, this is a nice beginning to the hiking adventures that they will have at Natural…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
627 Commission Circle
1.25 mile, extends from lower end of Laurel Lake to Grassy Creek, follows length of stream its named after, terrain is flat from lake to the Notches, last .5 mile is through…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Pine Mountain State Resort Park
This trail scales the mountain from top to bottom. The upper trailhead access is located along the lower section of Chained Rock Trail. Rich stands of rhododendron and mountain…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Natural Bridge State Resort Park
Starting at the top of Natural Bridge, this is an easy walk around the rim of the cliffs. The trail goes past the sky lift and winds out the ridge to Lookout Point, the sandstone…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Lake Malone State Park
1.5 miles, picturesque views of rock walls once used as Native American shelters, view mountain laurel, holly, dogwoods, and wildflowers, easy
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ