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Best trails in Carter Caves State Resort Park

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Looking for a great trail in Carter Caves State Resort Park, Kentucky? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, dogs leash trails, forest 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. Ready for some activity? There are 4 moderate trails in Carter Caves State Resort Park ranging from 1.3 to 9.1 miles and from 813 to 1,115 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Have fun hiking the great trails around Carter Caves. You can book a cave tour or canoe tour at this park. There is also a restaurant in the park.

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#1 - Three Bridges Trail
Carter Caves State Resort Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
Note: As of June 2020, the caves are closed due to COVID-19 measures.Show more
#2 - Carter Caves Cross Country Trail
Carter Caves State Resort Park
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 3 h 51 m
This route starts at the Carter Caves Welcome Center and joins the Three Bridges trail for the last mile before completing the 4-hour loop. The 4-C's Trail begins at the Welcome Center, passes throuShow more
#3 - Carter Caves Natural Bridge
Carter Caves State Resort Park
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 14 m
Short trail, but one that is very interesting. It's reported to be the only natural bridge in Kentucky with a paved road over it. There is a crystal clear stream of water that runs through it along wiShow more
#4 - Horn Hollow Trail
Carter Caves State Resort Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 42 m
This hilly, but scenic trail takes you from the ridges into the streamless valley of Horn Hollow, where you see multiple cave entrances. This trail is especially rewarding during the spring wildflowerShow more
#5 - Kiser Hollow Trail
Carter Caves State Resort Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 37 m
9 mile multi-use trail at Carter Caves State Park that starts and ends at the horse stables. This hike passes through the Tygart State Forest, the Smokey Creek valley and a couple old homesteads in KiShow more
#6 - Kiser Hollow Trail
Carter Caves State Resort Park
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 3 h 27 m
Kiser Hollow Trail is a 8.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Olive Hill, Kentucky that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activityShow more