Glade Branch Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

Glade Branch Trail is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Staffordsville, Kentucky that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
344 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

cave

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

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 water fall. There is an abundance of wildlife in the area.

1 month ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

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

backpacking
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Beautiful location for possible resort or campgrounds.

hiking
Monday, August 07, 2017

Beautiful location! The beach is a perfect swimming spot for all ages even the little ones. I saw several deer.

hiking
Saturday, August 05, 2017

Gorgeous surroundings! Great place to swim!

6 months ago

hiking
Friday, August 04, 2017