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#19 of 279 state parks in Kentucky

Best trails in Paintsville Lake State Park

97 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Paintsville Lake State Park, Kentucky? AllTrails has 10 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. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 7 easy trails in Paintsville Lake State Park ranging from 0.7 to 1.6 miles and from 731 to 836 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

This park has many trails along the shoreline and by steep cliffs. Boaters and fishermen will enjoy the lake. There also campgrounds available in the park.

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Map of trails in Paintsville Lake State Park
Park information
Acreage:
242 acres
Contact
606-297-8486
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Top trails (10)
#1 - Glade Branch Trail
Paintsville Lake State Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
Secluded Out & Back Trail. Glade Branch Trail leads to a natural beach at the tip of a small peninsula on Paintsville Lake. There are also beautiful geological features such as rock cliffs and a waterShow more
#2 - Outdoor Classroom
Paintsville Lake State Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 38 m
Outdoor Classroom is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Oil Springs, Kentucky that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity oShow more
#3 - The Kiwanis Trail
Paintsville Lake State Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 45 m
The Kiwanis Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Staffordsville, Kentucky that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, waShow more
#4 - Cuba Branch Fishing and Swimming Area
Paintsville Lake State Park
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 13 m
Great Secluded Spot For An Out-Country Camping Trip. Fire Pit Area & Fishing/Swimming Area. Show more
#5 - Spice Lick Swimming and Fishing Area
Paintsville Lake State Park
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Length: 0.2 mi • Est. 5 m
Fishing, Swimming & Cliff Jumping! Show more
#6 - Old Fisherman's Trail
Paintsville Lake State Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 26 m
Old Fisherman's Trail is a 1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Staffordsville, Kentucky that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activShow more
#7 - Joe's Creek Swimming Area
Paintsville Lake State Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 20 m
Prefect Area For Swimming Show more
#8 - Stonecoal Branch Swimming and Fishing Area
Paintsville Lake State Park
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Length: 0.2 mi
Beautiful place where swimming & fishing co-exist. Fishing in the left! Swimming in the right! Show more
#9 - Paint Creek Paddle
Paintsville Lake State Park
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Length: 7.5 mi
Kayaking This is a great trip from the Paintsville lake spillway to the old water plant in Paintsville. If the water level is extremely low you will run into a few places where you may have to get ouShow more
#10 - MJM Powerhouse OHV Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY]
Paintsville Lake State Park
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Length: 28.4 mi
This is an OHV trail only. Area History: With the discovery of the lubricating quality of oil in the 1860s, another aspect of Johnson County's mineral wealth came to the forefront. Early settlers in Show more