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Freeman Lake Trail is a 4.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Elizabethtown, 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.

Distance: 4.7 miles Elevation Gain: 114 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

paddle sports

walking

running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

paddle sports
12 days ago

Great place to enjoy the water and beauty in a kayak. Little piece of serenity in the middle of the city.

1 month ago

really easy good walking trail for the whole family with nice views of the lake.

hiking
flooded
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

Couple puddles here and there but nothing you can’t go around. Good peaceful trail. Great for trail running

hiking
flooded
5 months ago

Good trail in the middle of the city. This is a great escape from the traffic and winter shopping frenzies. The trail is easily accessible for many ages. The only downfall, there was major flooding when we went that blocked off the path. We managed though and finished the loop!

mountain biking
6 months ago

Ya gotta love when the leaves start to change into all the Red’s, yellows, and oranges... I AM GROOT...!!!

hiking
7 months ago

Love this trail. It's within walking distance of my house. It's lovely in the cooler months, not a lot of traffic during the week.

hiking
7 months ago

A nice walk if you cannot get out of the city arena. I enjoyed the lake views and the very clean well kept trail. Surrounded by residents, but that is clear from the map. I went on an October Monday, but I can imagine it gets busy on the weekends and in the summer. Nice option if you love close by.

hiking
7 months ago

Went on a cool, crisp October morning and it was so beautiful walking around the lake. I’ve added pictures for reference. Trail is easy, partly paved, rocks and dirt. Sunny in some areas and shaded in others. It is a great mix! Well marked and no issues at all navigating.

mountain biking
7 months ago

Nice and cool out today . Easy and relaxing I AM GROOT ....!!!

hiking
8 months ago

Easy, fun, relaxing.

hiking
8 months ago

Flat easy trail. Great for kids and animals.

hiking
8 months ago

Such an beautiful easy trail. I’m visiting my daughter whom moved here to Elizabethtown with her fiancé after graduation from University of Cincinnati. I met Howard on the trail. He’s a stroke survivor and a devoted Christian and a strong, kind human. Lived in E-Town his whole life. Thank you for talking to a mom and telling all about here and the history. Very kind people on the trail and I left inspired from everyone I encountered. Thanks E-Town!!!!! Trail is dog friendly too. ( thank you young couple for allowing me take a pic of your beautiful German Shepherd)

running
8 months ago

This trail is very well maintained, and the wooded section is beautiful. That being said, it might not suit someone who is looking for solitude/to commune with nature. It is fairly busy and not all of it is in the woods, but it is a great place for an easier run.

mountain biking
8 months ago

nice quick ride

mountain biking
8 months ago

I am Groot ...

running
8 months ago

It’s a great run, although not well marked at certain parts as to where the official freeman lake trail is. Be prepared for some hills and have good trail running shoes as the gravel can be of the larger variety. When running the loop keep the lake in sight when you come to roads portion as again it’s not well marked at that point. Some of the views are really great especially the one from the top of the dam. Have a great run.

hiking
8 months ago

I’ve done this trail a dozen or so times. Half of the trail is wooded and reminds me of a widened nature preserve trail. But the other half of the trail is just through the park... There isn’t really a “trail” there to follow. You just walk through the park and pavilions along the lake. This is one of the easier trails you’ll encounter but that isn’t a bad thing. It’s just not the kind of trail you want to do if you’re looking for an immersive wilderness experience. It’s more of a relaxing Saturday stroll that ends up being about 5 miles.

mountain biking
8 months ago

crowded, gravel

mountain biking
8 months ago

Good noon stretch

mountain biking
9 months ago

crowded

hiking
9 months ago

Enjoyed the views . Great trail . First time visitor to Elizabethtown!!!!

mountain biking
9 months ago

It’s a good afternoon ride. Watch for people . I am GROOT ...

mountain biking
9 months ago

These trails were originally made by motorcycles. After being gone from Elizabethtown for about 35 years , I was surprised at how these trails have been worked on. This is definitely something the town needed. Anyone can enjoy themselves on these trails. Easy to maneuver, and a pretty good cardio workout if you try hitting it hard. The gravel makes things slippery at times, and the trail can get congested at certain times of he day. Anyone looking to just get in shape and wonder where to start.....this is the place. Also a great place to just relax after work. I am Groot.....

As a first timer, the trail was nice. Wish there were more signs along the way.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice easy hike. The first half weaves through dog park and other areas and is on asphalt so you have to keep moving over for car traffic. Once you get past that and to the crushed stone part it's pleasant.

hiking
11 months ago

Really nice trail. Left side of lake in shade, right side full sun.

Mon May 13 2019

pleasant hike. trail turned into road and parking lots but all in all nice

hiking
Wed Apr 03 2019

The best hiking trail in KY.

Sat Aug 25 2018

Great trail and well maintained! Beautiful views of the lake

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