Explore the most popular camping trails in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

backpacking
16 days ago

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

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

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.

Great campground and easy walking trail.

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.

Just did a section of it with our scouts. Nice trail, but loose rocks and abundant large acorns can make footing a little tricky in some places. Note, if traveling north from the South Welcome Station (mark N), water can be tough to find along the trail until Prospector's Spring, just north of mark K, about 14.5 miles from the welcome station. We had no joy at Brier Rose Branch (south of mark M) or the fire tower near Iron Mountain shelter. Also, not a loop as it says above.

backpacking
9 months ago

started in the middle and headed north. nice trail.

on North-South Trail

backpacking
Monday, April 10, 2017

Northern section is more scenic but overall a great experience & happy we completed the entire trail.

backpacking
Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas 2016. Wet and chilly. Good views through the woods and some overlooking KY lake. Forgot to hang my pack at twin lakes and woke up to a skunk INSIDE it (stole my jerky). Definitely a workout, plenty of things to see.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Great trail but shared it with a lot of bikes today. Good workout with some good hills. Started at the North welcome center and did the blue/yellow loop back to the Welcome Center. Did about 8 miles and loved how parts of the trail followed the lake.

Friday, July 01, 2016

best campground ever been to....absolutely perfect for all ages

backpacking
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Hiked it in June with 30 Boy Scouts. Heat index was 100+. Recommend hiking in early spring or late fall!!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Great backpacking trail but widow makers galore after several ice storms

horseback riding
Monday, May 09, 2016

love this place. They have trails that range from short, 1.5 hours, to very long, 4 or more hours. Lovely scenery. Great camping experience with horses. Very clean restrooms and showers

Great

horseback riding
Sunday, May 24, 2015

It was raining

hiking
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

This is a an excellent extended hike. It took us 6 days hiking from South Welcome to North Welcome. Some terrain is very difficult but others are very easy. The south portion is mostly in the woods and the north section takes you along the banks of Kentucky Lake. Not much to see for the most part but it's a great time in the woods.

There are five shelters that adds to the mileage. Typically each shelter is .5 to 1 mile off the main trail.

hiking
Friday, April 11, 2014

Nice trails and lakes. Stumbled upon a few soybean fields ;)

camping
Monday, February 17, 2014

Awesome trail for backpacking. Loads to see and a lot of variety. The terrain isn't too difficult, but can get kind of muddy. Lots of wildlife too. A must if you are around the area.

camping
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Awesome place to ride. 200+ campsites.
For HORSES, and many wagon trails - old logging roads/ etc...

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