Canal Loop Trail is a 10.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kuttawa, Kentucky that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.
This was a great trail with some amazing views. The Lake Barkley side features more gently rolling hills while the Kentucky Lake side has steeper hills with some great mountain biking terrain. One huge negative was the hunters and their dogs we encountered directly on the trail near Forestry Service Road 102. One of the dogs blocked our path and bared its teeth, and it took several tense minutes for the owner to gain control. I'm all for licensed hunting in the park but not within 150 yards of the trails. This was an otherwise nice hike and rated moderate mostly for distance.
This is an amazing trail! There are tons of animals to see, even eagles and coyotes. To read more about the trail and a detailed review, please visit my website:
Great, easy family trail to hike and enjoy nature.
The trail is really good for all family members. Look out for the mountain bikers throughout the trail. If you are a nature's lover, you will get to see bald eagles in the area hunting. Nice places to take a photo right next to the lake area. Overall was a great hike, I recommend it.
Easy terrain. Not a whole lot to look at in the winter. But it's probably nicer in other seasons. Nice day hike in an area that sorely needs more long trails.