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When the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers were impounded to create Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, an inland peninsula was formed. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy designated the peninsula Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area in an effort to demonstrate how an area with limited timber, agricultural, and industrial resources could be converted into a recreation asset that would stimulate economic growth in the region. Today, LBL remains the country's only such demonstration site and is the centerpiece of the region's tourism industry. Land Between The Lakes offers all the outdoor recreation "basics," with some unique opportunities for environmental education and historic interpretation. Nestled in western Kentucky and Tennessee, LBL hosts visitors from all over the nation and from more than 30 foreign countries. With more than 170,000 acres and 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline, you'll discover a wide range of opportunities in LBL to create memories that will last a lifetime. LBL is maintained by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with "Friends of LBL" for the public's enjoyment and safety.

Loved this trail! Plenty of forest, wildlife and lake views.

hiking
1 month ago

Some overviews call this a moderate trail. It's actually quite easy. The lake itself is unspectacular although there was one section full of Lilly pads which was picturesque. The surrounding hills filled the hike with nice fall colors. The gangways need a bit of loving. You'll see what I mean if you hike it

Wife and I rocked this trail in 1:45 with some stops for pics and such. It's in great fall shape and the colors are remarkable.

hiking
1 month ago

Enjoyed a great hike at Honker Lake.

Great 2 hour hike

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail, we'll marked. Nice variety in scenery.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike! Good for a family day hike. Trail is well maintained and marked. The beach at the dam makes a great stop for a break an snack, you can even swim there if you're not afraid of the muddy water.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike. However, nowhere is it explained that the fort is submerged under Kentucky Lake. Found this important fact out at the trail head. Would have been nice to know, helpful info.

hiking
3 months ago

You should know that as of September 2016, the "boardwalk" sections of this trail are closed. Also, any parts of the trail that become damaged are no longer fixed - the trail is just rerouted up a steep hill in several places. As such, a trail that used to be a flat walk is now a little harder for small children with a lot of tree roots and large rocks.
Also, the wood railing on the overlook literally fell apart when my 6 year old leaned against it for a picture. Its still a decent hike, if you plan to hike it-get there soon, before the complete lack of maintenance causes closure of the entire trail due to safety concerns.

Nice trail and not too busy, even for a holiday weekend. Enjoyed this trail!

mountain biking
3 months ago

I mountain biked this trail a few years back. Very pretty area. The trail was well kept, and made for a nice ride.

hiking
4 months ago

good trail for an fairly easy hike. we went a week after very heavy rain and the trails had some washout areas that added to the fun!

best campground ever been to....absolutely perfect for all ages

backpacking
5 months ago

Hiked it in June with 30 Boy Scouts. Heat index was 100+. Recommend hiking in early spring or late fall!!

hiking
5 months ago

great trail a little rough here and there but all around a good starter trail for people and dogs

on Honker Lake Trail

6 months ago

Great trail, lots of fun!

on Hematite Trail

6 months ago

The trail is basically ok but the boardwalk is in bad need of repair! A lot of it is under water and has shifted.

Really nice and fun trail around a small lake. Great for kids, nothing dangerous and there was a lot of cool things to see like a big beaver dam. We could hear the beaver (s) inside and they growled at us! The photos that someone has uploaded of a waterfall and cave are wrong. They are not here, I believe they must have put them on this trail by mistake.

Beautiful trail! Easy to get through and the picnic area is just a great place to eat and relax. We did come across some snakes during our short hike though.

horseback riding
7 months ago

love this place. They have trails that range from short, 1.5 hours, to very long, 4 or more hours. Lovely scenery. Great camping experience with horses. Very clean restrooms and showers