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Buckskin Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lick, Kentucky that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.7 mi Elevation gain 269 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Lake Views Wild flowers Muddy
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Follows the shoreline of Cave Run Lake, the Buckskin Trail provides a route between Zilpo Recreation Area and the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail, connecting with the interior loops of trails within the Pioneer Weapons Wildlife Management Area. Trailhead parking near Zilpo Campground.

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William Jones
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Hiking

Although most of the distances are around 2.7 mikes out and back, it follows a ten mile trail. You can make it as long as you want it to be. The trail is well maintained with views of the lake. One issue I had with the trail is all the garbage lying on the ground. Need to get the Boy Scouts out there to do a community project to get it cleaned up!

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Mark Jarvis
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A very pretty trail with a few short steep portions but mostly easy walking. nice views of the lake and largely a lovely walk in the woods. unfortunately lots of litter spoils what otherwise is an outstanding short trail. sad that so many people have such a disregard for the beauty of the place.

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Heather Goltzene
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Backpacking

Beautiful trail next to the lake. We took our teens backpacking. The spot nearly halfway on my recording is a great hammock hanging private rocky beach campsite. You can find it on my recording because I accidentally continued recording so you can see the recording get crazy.

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Finn Gautreau
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HikingOver grown

not too bad. the trail is a little difficult to follow.

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jeff stevens
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Hiking

The trail is a little misleading in that looking at the map you feel as if you might be able to walk at the waters edge. But that wasn't true in my hike. The trail wasn't muddy, a few down trees you need to deal with but a wonderful day.

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Sarah Maisto
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Hiking

Easy, pretty walk through the woods. You can do the whole trail or just take the trail to the lake for some pretty views.

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James King
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HikingScramble

Early October, no bugs, trail clear, ground covered in fall foliage. Found a volunteer clearing a tree from the trail. Not many waypoints, just enough to get the heart pumping.

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Shelby Corner-Boeske
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Just a walk in the woods!

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Shelby Corner-Boeske
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Just a walk in the woods!

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Jim Cotterman
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Scenic.

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Brent Frizzell
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Recent maintenance work on the trail by the USFS has made a big improvement.

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Joshua Byrd
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horrible. Just a reallly bad walk along beach. the beach is covered in dead trees. You have to constantly step over them. also see trash that people left behind. horrible trail

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Lucas Cockerham
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First to Review

Did about 3 miles of it. Very overgrown and dirty. Poorly maintained. Wouldn't recommend

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Jake Thayer
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Brian Dever
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Tim McIntosh
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Sam Walker
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Jeff Youngquist
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Rachael LK
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Jose Calderon
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Sam Wright
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Chad McCann
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Tim Raper
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Donald Highley
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Jackie Couture
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Amy Ray
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Samantha Engstrom
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John Ferrell
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Scott Reedy
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Laryn Laryn Hignite
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