Hematite Trail

MODERATE 16 reviews

Hematite Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kuttawa, KY that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.6 miles 142 feet Loop

dog friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

washed out

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

hiking
2 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.

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!

hiking
5 months ago

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

5 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.

6 months ago

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.

6 months ago

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.

hiking
1 year ago

I normally love this trail, but it needs some upkeep. The boardwalk was badly warped and very slick especially with all the leaves.

1 year ago

A nice easy hike around the lake

hiking
1 year ago

Be prepared to get wet if it had rained heavily with a week- one end of the loop was completely underwater!

walking
1 year ago

This was considered our 'beginner trail'. We walked it with our 3 year old and 7 month old - it was a good experience. The halfway point went through a section of looked like growing bamboo - pretty cool.

2 years ago

an easy stroll...at dusk the trail head area is full of deer! Sometimes as many as 15-20 deer can be seen here or over by the nearby Nature Station area.

hiking
3 years ago

Beautiful lake and views but beware the Mosquitos in the summer! Also saw a copperhead snake on the trail :/ I would recommend this trail when it gets a little cooler but love this hike!

hiking
4 years ago

Very nice trail! Great for a family. Just two miles long. Very easy.

walking
4 years ago

we loved it..dogs too..will go back.

hiking
4 years ago

Very nice trail! Will go back again...