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!

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With steep cliffs and wooded coves along the shoreline, this lake provides 1,140 acres of boating, skiing and fishing pleasure. After a day on the lake, relax in the campground, featuring 32 developed sites with restrooms, showers, laundry and sewer hookups. A full-service marina is located near the campground, offering rental houseboats, pontoons and fishing boats.

Easy walk through a field of tall grass and flowers and a clean trail . The views are great .

I don't know if it was just really wet right now or a lot of the time but we only made it in about a mile before winching out the 2nd time and turning around. IF it were dry it might have been pretty fun but this special blend of mud all but immobilized me. 3" Lift, 33" mud tires, Rear diff. locked usually gets me around very well.

5 months ago

i absolutely loved this trail! the veiw is breathtaking & i love how it gives you options on where you would like to go, you could easily go at least 4 different ways. very relaxing, also i did not see another hiker!

5 months ago

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

Makes for a great day of riding!

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.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

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

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

My favorite place in Johnson Co.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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

Monday, October 23, 2017

Awesome view!

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Amazing view

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Fish along the Paintsville Dam.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Great trail with beautiful views of the lake. It s a little over grown in places, but hopefully a little heavier traffic with help with that.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

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

Easy access to lake.

Another hidden swim hole.

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.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

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

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!

Monday, August 07, 2017

Great Spot! Fishing, Swimming & Cliff Jumping!

Monday, August 07, 2017

Prefect Area For Swimming!

Beautiful place where swimming & fishing co-exist. Fishing in the left! Swimming in the right!

Saturday, August 05, 2017


Saturday, August 05, 2017

Gorgeous surroundings! Great place to swim!

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