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When the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers were impounded to create Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, an inland peninsula was formed. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy designated the peninsula Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area in an effort to demonstrate how an area with limited timber, agricultural, and industrial resources could be converted into a recreation asset that would stimulate economic growth in the region. Today, LBL remains the country's only such demonstration site and is the centerpiece of the region's tourism industry. Land Between The Lakes offers all the outdoor recreation "basics," with some unique opportunities for environmental education and historic interpretation. Nestled in western Kentucky and Tennessee, LBL hosts visitors from all over the nation and from more than 30 foreign countries. With more than 170,000 acres and 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline, you'll discover a wide range of opportunities in LBL to create memories that will last a lifetime. LBL is maintained by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with "Friends of LBL" for the public's enjoyment and safety.

backpacking
18 days ago

I love this trail. Lots of mosquito. Bring repellent.

hiking
24 days ago

Nice easy trail with good waterside views. Completed in early May, a couple patches were a bit marshy with moderate mud, but the vast majority of the trail was easily accessible and dry. A fair bit of ticks were encountered so dress appropriately and be sure to check yourself afterwards.

boardwalk currently very rough. torn up by a storm. still possible not very smooth.

backpacking
1 month ago

There are dozens of awesome trails here. All Trails doesn't show all of them. Get on LBL's website and get the map. I've posted a picture on here of my map.

Great trail, I logged it as 4.8 miles, not sure about the disparity with AllTrails. Beautiful forest with dogwood and redbud blooms, and of course the serenity of Honker Bay.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun little trail. Pretty easy, with a fun boardwalk section.

Awesome loop.
Went with my puppy and je enjoyed it aswell.

hiking
1 month ago

Always loved this trail. Been going every summer with my kids for 10 years. One of our favorites.

Trail is littered with trash. Downed trees and washed out portions.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice and easy. Bit muddy after the rain but that’s to be expected. Lake views.

Beatiful trail with streams and babbling brooks abounding. Moderately difficult with some short sections of elevation gain.

hiking
2 months ago

A beautiful trail, often takes you along the edges of the lakes. You have it all to yourself. Seldom used. Especially in winter. Just prepare seriously for the ticks in the warm seasons.

walking
2 months ago

Lovely trail! Super easy stroll. The trail does get a bit muddy but is easily bypassed.

Great campground and easy walking trail.

The trails are decently maintained and the creek is almost always running along the trail. There aren’t many sights along the way, or variation of elevation. A good place to mountain bike or for beginning trail runners to practice. The historical significance of the area is appealing, but there aren’t many physical representations to commemorate the area.

a chance to see different terrain, from lakeside to heavy wooded area. Overall nice trail.

fun trail with great views of the lake.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Awesome trail I ride this trail several times a month!!

Nice variety of terrain and views of the lake. Recent storm left a lot of debris on the trails.

Nice little trail. Low end half way around had damage to the boardwalk but was passable during our visit.

If you are looking for a trail with some small hills, and by water- I would recommend this trail! about 5 miles long, good for a walk/run. after a rainy period, be aware that it does flood in some places.

Gorgeous views in the spring and summer. The lotus blooms across the water make the lake so pretty. Watch out for snakes as I have seen some in the area. You can kayak and canoe here as well but you have to reserve your boat at the nature center register on the hill above.

Great trail! Beautiful scenery spring through fall. Lots of wildlife : Wood ducks, mallards, and even a beaver dam. Gorgeous views of the lake. Be on the lookout for snakes though. There is a gorgeous spillway waterfall at the beginning where you can walk across the water on stones. I have taken my 6 yr old several times. First time he was about 4. It's suitable for all ages.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail. Bringing a fishing pole next time!

OK hiking. Lot's of bikers but they are pretty polite and good about calling out their presence. Great for running since it is a pretty smooth surface overall. I use this trail routinely.

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail with nice views. When hiked back in the summer noticed seed ticks so be prepared. Well
Maintained....

Nice hike with the pup.

AllTrails map is actually parts of four different trails in the extensive Ft. Henry Trail System: Telegraph, Volunteer, Piney, and Artillery. My wife and I hiked this part of Artillery as part of a different loop, with the other leg being Devil's Backbone. There are dozens of miles of beautiful easy-to-moderate trails in this system, which stretches from Piney Campground to the South Welcome Station to the Boswell Landing Backcountry Area. Get an accurate map from landbetweenthelakes.us and plan a hiking or backpacking trip. It's well worth the time.

hiking
6 months ago

AllTrails' map only shows ONE trail, PIckett Loop, of this extensive trail system that runs from Boswell Landing Backcountry Area to Piney Campground to the South Welcome Station. There are literally dozens of miles of beautiful, wide, easy-to-moderate trails here. Get the actual map from landbetweenthelakes.us and plan a hiking or backpacking trip. It's well worth the time.

Made the trek from the south welcome center to the north on 23/24 November. Beautiful area of land, nice rolling hills and plenty of wildlife. Pack heavy on water, never could find the water points.

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