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#11 of 279 state parks in Kentucky

Best trails in Big Bone Lick State Park

109 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Big Bone Lick State Park, Kentucky? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 3 easy trails in Big Bone Lick State Park ranging from 0.6 to 1.9 miles and from 482 to 685 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Big Bone Lick State Park has been named a National Natural Landmark, one of only 582 in the nation. The park is unique for its combination of salt springs and late Pleistocene fossils. Mammoth and mastodons used to live in this area. It is a signficant place for geology and paleontology.

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Map of trails in Big Bone Lick State Park
Park information
Park hours
Monday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Tuesday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Wednesday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Thursday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Friday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Saturday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Sunday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Contact
859-384-3522
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Top trails (5)
#1 - Cedar Run Trail
Big Bone Lick State Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 55 m
As of April 2020, part of the trail is closed due to maintenance.Show more
#2 - Coralberry and Cedar Run Loop
Big Bone Lick State Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
Note: This trail is still accessible however there are a variety of sections (the lake, lake access and part of Coralberry Trail) are closed due to a leak in the dam. The Discovery trails links the 3Show more
#3 - Coralberry Trail
Big Bone Lick State Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 57 m
Note: This trail is still accessible however there are a variety of sections (the lake, lake access and part of Coralberry Trail) are closed due to a leak in the dam. The Coralberry Trail is a very nShow more
#4 - Big Bone Creek Trail
Big Bone Lick State Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 16 m
Big Bone Creek Trail is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Union, Kentucky that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkinShow more
#5 - Big Bone Lake
Big Bone Lick State Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 29 m
Please note: the lake has been drained, due to concerns over a dam leak.Show more