Caney Creek Loop Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews

Caney Creek Loop Trail is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Salt Lick, KY that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

8.9 miles 978 feet Loop

birding

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Loop trail the follows Cave Run Lake before turning inward and connecting into the Sheltowee Trace trail. Following the Sheltowee Trace will return you back to your starting point at Stoney Cove. Caney Run starts at the Stoney Cove Recreation Area. This path curves and winds along the shores of Cave Run Lake, offering extensive lake views before it turns up the Caney Creek embayment, where more views await. From here, it rejoins the Sheltowee Trace and winds over low hills that stand between quiet creeks and returns to Stoney Cove.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Terrible !
There is absolutely NO Maintence done on trail.
Plus this trail has become house trail.

Ps : there are some good trailsbut I haven't . Them yet

7 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

nice fall hike. fairly well marked. It is a trail shared with horseback riders as all say.

mountain biking
1 year ago

One word describes it all-DON'T. This is the worst trail I've ever been on. According to AllTrails it is a multi use trail. It became very evident that the trail is actually a dedicated horse trail. I wouldn't recommend it for hikers either.

hiking
3 years ago

Nice loop trail in the Daniel Boone National Forest. Part of the trail (Caney Run) follows Cave Run Lake and eventually connects to the Sheltowee Trace trail. Used by hikers, mountain bikers, and horses. The Sheltowee Trace section shows considerable damage from horse and bike use. (not criticizing, just stating facts)

Trail is nice in the fall with the changing colors.

hiking
3 years ago

Beautiful trail. We took the wrong loop and ended up going 12.5 miles. Oops. Lots of mud and horse muck to dodge.

hiking
3 years ago

Quick and easy. Nice views of lake. Trailhead on left as you come up the road from parking lot.

hiking
4 years ago

Great views of Cave Run Lake. Started early ad was finished by noon. Lost of horse travel.

hiking
4 years ago

This was a great trail. It's perfect if you want a view of Cave Run Lake and there is lots of tree cover for shade. It took a little longer than 4.5 hours, more like 6 hours if you include breaks. The only downside is that there is a lot of horse travel on this trail, so there is a lot of horse poop you have to navigate around. There is also more litter than I cared to see on a nature hike. It needs to be maintained a little better.