hiking

walking

forest

kid friendly

views

wild flowers

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.

walking
11 days ago

hiking

on Hematite Trail

hiking
1 month ago

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

trail running
3 months ago

hiking
3 months 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

hiking
3 months ago

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
4 months ago

Enjoyed a great hike at Honker Lake.

Great 2 hour hike

hiking
4 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 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
5 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.