Lick Creek Trail

EASY 7 reviews

Lick Creek Trail is a 5.1 mile out and back trail located near Whitley City, KY that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

5.1 miles 955 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

forest

river

waterfall

1 month ago

Perfect weather. Went before in late summer and the trip was cut short due to seed tick attack. Made it to the falls this time which was running at a decent trickle. Rock outcroppings and cave like areas would be cool on much warmer days. My three year old had no issues managing the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail starts out wide and straight (this portion is perfect for little tots), but be patient. It narrows, leads you down two stair cases, through grand rock formations, over water, through diverse deciduous trees and evergreens. The trek back gives you a little cardio. Well worth your time! Our dog loved it too. Nice and cool with plenty to drink. Ellen

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike! 6.2 miles

2 months ago

6 months ago

My favorite trail so far. A beautiful hike, once you get past the first relatively unremarkable mile or so. The trail follows beautiful cliffs and passed under small waterfalls and forests filled with mountain laurel and rhodies. The trail follows the creek most of the way.

hiking
2 years ago

This is great trail with easy access from the river basin. It runs with the Sheltowee Trace and takes you directly to Princess Falls. If you hike the trail from the falls north you will encounter several uphill climbs and stair sets to climb. Reversing this might be easier for beginner hikers. Some shallow water crossing so be prepared. Access and parking at both ends of the trail.