General Butler Woodland Loop

EASY 9 reviews

General Butler Woodland Loop is a 3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Carrollton, Kentucky that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and camping. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.0 miles
383 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



trail running



1 month ago

Do the Fossil Trail instead. We found the 4.5 mile Fossil Loop to be well marked, well maintained, shaded, hilly and worthwhile. We added more miles by hiking down to the Butler-Turpin homestead, hiking up to stone overlook, and hiking a piece of the Woodland Trail near the lodge (great lunch buffet). We’ll be back.

4 months ago

Was nice for a place you might bring lunch to just to eat but as far as hiking it didn’t have a whole lot to offer.

7 months ago

Over grown and not well maintained, however, it is not a crowded trail; you rarely see any hikers

Friday, May 19, 2017

3 star at best. Did the Fossil Trail and it has potential to be good. Needs to be maintained better. Fallen trees and sometimes the trail disappears in the meadows. Needs to be marked much better. Ended up on the Woodland Trail back to the Lodge then another 1/2 mile walk uphill on the main road to my car. Still couldn't figure out where the Fossil Trail ends up!

Saturday, February 07, 2015

I don't know what the park is doing, but they have run bulldozers up and down the trails and through the woods in random paths. It has left this trail and sections of the woods as a muddy treeless construction zone. The back half of the trail that still remains in the woods is okay, but anything near the lodge is unhikable. Really disappointed with the park. Would recommend you go elsewhere.

1 month ago

8 months ago

Monday, September 02, 2013

Saturday, June 01, 2013