Shanty Hollow Lake Trail

EASY 24 reviews

Shanty Hollow Lake Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bowling Green, KY that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.3 miles 186 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

canoeing

fishing

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

whitewater kayaking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

washed out

Shanty Hollow Lake is a 1.1 mile out and back trail located near Bowling Green, Kentucky that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. A great trail for native KY plants. After rainfall, the trail can become quite muddy and occasionally flooded in parts. The trail is not very well maintained, but this isn't hard to overcome. You may come across the occasional fallen tree or overgrown bush. Usually very peaceful with little traffic.

25 days ago

Good little hike. I hike it at about 4 mph a couple times a month. It would be nice if the trail was better marked, until you've walked it a couple times it's easy to get off on popular offshoots. Leaves are awful right now, very hard to get steady footing on the rocks.

fishing
3 months ago

Didn't catch any fish so decided to hike. The hike was nice but the trash was gross. I always carry a bag to carry out trash, this was the most I've ever had to pick up. Mostly at the beginning. Obviously a hangout for slobby people.

hiking
3 months ago

Wish the path was better marked but loved the waterfall!

hiking
6 months ago

Was fun but first time we went and took wrong path and almost fell off a rock 8ft and would have died... But besides that it is a lot of fun I would go again!!

6 months ago

Close to home and my go to for a quick hike with the pups. Love this place year round!

7 months ago

camping
7 months ago

One of my favorite trails that's close to home. Started going in college and still love to go at least once a year.

hiking
7 months ago

Did this trail for the first time today. Overall, it's not bad. It makes for a pretty good training trail, when prepping/training for a longer more strenuous hike. Unfortunately, a lot of people seem to think it's ok to leave their trash laying around. Not excessive, but enough to notice. Overall, a decent hike, good side trails for exploring rock formations or climbing, and some nice overlooks and quiet areas to relax.

7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Nice little hike to a cute waterfall.

8 months ago

a good place for me and my friend to take r lil boys out and start them hiking

hiking
8 months ago

Trail was pretty easy .. Would be a great spot to take some fishing kayaks .. Very calm water .. Waterfall was pretty cool seen some Better ones, but was worth the hike !

hiking
9 months ago

Took the kids. Was lovely to explore with them! It's a popular spot.

hiking
1 year ago

Great day hike, fun for kids and hardly any people on the trail.

cross country skiing
1 year ago

I've been 4 times and hiked a different route to the "waterfall" each time...definitely best right after a big rain

hiking
1 year ago

Awesome! One of my favorite hiking spots. Love how it has both easy and more difficult trails. I always try to pick up any trash i see, usually around the beginning of the trail. Great spot though. Beautiful throughout and the waterfall serves as a great reward at the end!

hiking
1 year ago

A favorite for my family. There are lots of places to.go off trail and explore, but take a plastic bag and pick up some garbage while you are there. Makes for a fun afternoon.

1 year ago

The hike was great! It had climbing and jumping and water crossings on trees... Did not like the trashy campers that leave there beer cans all over everything... The falls are beautiful but beware of Broken glass! Now we are off to canoe and it's beautiful : )

hiking
1 year ago

A fun hike for the kids with a waterfall at the end. The area needs to be cleaned up some. We took the kayaks and played in the lake afterwards.

hiking
3 years ago

My daughter and I hiked this trail today. It had rained earlier in the day, trail was damp but drained well. Few puddles. There is supposed to be a waterfall at the end. We didn't locate this as our travels were impeded by what seemed to be a resident or maybe vagrant and his pit bull. I know the falls are there, I've seen pictures. The trail is completely unmarked but easy to follow until the creek crossing which is where my hike ended.