Quiet Trails State Nature Preserve Trail

EASY 11 reviews

Quiet Trails State Nature Preserve Trail is a 2 mile loop trail located near Cynthiana, KY and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round.

2.0 miles Loop

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

hiking
1 month ago

Great short hike!

hiking
4 months ago

had fun good exercise

hiking
7 months ago

Easy hike- not well marked but beautiful scenery.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Really enjoyed this trail. During our hike we found the trails to be well marked and easy to follow. The state nature preserve must have done some work to clean the last bit of the trail up. This was a great trail for solitude, we never saw anyone else the entire trip. We did see tons of wildlife including squirrels, deer, turtle, Hawks, and song birds. There were also several different species of wild flower growing. Will hike again.

hiking
7 months ago

It was a nice hike! Trail was easy to follow! I'd like to come back to run it sometime

birding
1 year ago

The last .25 to .5 miles of trail are poorly marked and I went overland back to parking lot. Had I not made this mistake this would have been an easy walk and great with kids.

2 years ago

love these trails I usually take the challenger down and deep hollow back up. The end of deep hollow is straight up hill and is poorly marked. Beautiful scenery and when the river is down its a great place to stop and picnic. Licking river is at the end of the challenger once to the clearing it is pretty overgrown. Kids loved it!!

hiking
2 years ago

Hard to find. Off Pughs Ferry Road there is a gravel pull off with a gate. That is entrance. DEEP HOLLOW sign points right but we started left. The walk back on the CHALLENGER was very pretty but more uphill. Very nice day with my teen boys. Ponds, snakes, a creek, bridge, barns, the river and mud. A nice day.

hiking
4 years ago

Agree with earlier review. Follow the "Challenger" trail to access Licking River.

hiking
4 years ago

Nice collection of a couple shorts trails, just off the beaten path. Kind of hard to findthe only designation is a small gravel lot with a red gate and tiny yellow sign indicating it's a State Preserve.

There were no maps available in either our Central KY guide-book or at the trail head so this is very much an adventure hike. Certain spots of the trail are poorly marked and quite overgrown but with a little intuition you can find your way around pretty easily. From the trail head, heading towards "Deep Hollow" yields a pretty sweet & secluded rocky bank on the Licking River, perfect for lunch or skipping stones.

As mentioned in other reviews elsewhere, this one may be a little far out to visit unless you're in the area and looking for something to do.