Explore the most popular birding trails in Paintsville Lake State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Easy walk, awesome view! Climbing out on the rock is a little precarious, proceed with caution!

Easy trail, actually a road used to access fields around the lake , well maintained. No markers and no gps or phone signal. Very secluded and a great place to swim or fish. Many places to get in the water if you search off the beaten path a little

Great trail, lotsa walker/runners , gravel the whole way. The trail actually goes around the home place if the gates are locked , not as shown on map but easy to navigate and well marked

Great paddle through some beautiful country. There are several trees across. But, they were easy to get around.

A really cool and easy trail with lots to see. The trail did abruptly stop at one point and there were a bunch of fallen trees. We walked through some thick brush and found our way around which led us to a field of wildflowers. Totally worth getting off the beaten path.

hiking
6 months ago

We took our dogs plenty of room to run tons of open fields and different access points to the lake which is beautiful only thing we didn't like was the amount of mud at the time but it's very private and that made it so nice I wouldn't consider it moderate it was really easy but would love so have seen more access trails to the huge rocks. Overall the parts near the lake are great and if you have dogs it's a must also it seems in the summer time they do horseback riding so very glad we went in the winter so we could let the dogs free. I would do again during the fall in the middle of the week just to let the dogs go wild or if I had a kayak

hiking
8 months ago

My favorite place in Johnson Co.

To many trees across the creek, had to get out of canoe to many times because of low water or the trees.

Awesome view!

Amazing view

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Been walking this trail for years. It's one of my favorite.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

8am hike with the wife. Great to get away from everything.

Easy access to lake.

backpacking
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Beautiful location for possible resort or campgrounds.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Very nice and hidden jewel in county with beautiful Overlooks.

hiking
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Very clean and maintained at all times. Very scenic the lake is scenic.

hiking
Monday, August 07, 2017

Beautiful location! The beach is a perfect swimming spot for all ages even the little ones. I saw several deer.

Great Secluded Spot For An Out-Country Camping Trip. Fire Pit Area & Fishing/Swimming Area.
My daughter and husband have been wanting to go camping for a while. I think I've found the spot!

fishing
Monday, August 07, 2017

Great Spot! Fishing, Swimming & Cliff Jumping!

hiking
Monday, August 07, 2017

Prefect Area For Swimming!

Saturday, August 05, 2017

THANK YOU!!!

hiking
Saturday, August 05, 2017

Gorgeous surroundings! Great place to swim!

Friday, August 04, 2017

Yes Rose Meek it is at the end of Blanton Branch Road. There are some turns off the road near the end to a cemetery, but if you just stay straight you will drive straight into the parking area.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Andrea - how do you get to the trail head? Is it on Blanton Branch Road?

hiking
Monday, July 31, 2017

Wonder trail, plenty of parking, beautiful scenic views of the lake, rock cliffs, water fall and a creek. Easy to navigate. A couple small steep segments, but overall a very easy going trail.

hiking
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

I walk this trail several times a week. You can basically pick the difficulty level you want. The trail is well maintained and has several routes you can take. Some with hills and some that are mostly flat with very few inclines.

walking
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

This is a good clean walking trail, walk it several times a month.

hiking
8 months ago

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