Hematite Trail

MODERATE 38 reviews

Hematite Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kuttawa, Kentucky that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
141 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

washed out

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1 month ago

It is a beautiful trail, but I wish they would fix the part of it that is damaged so that the whole trail can be done in a loop.

2 months ago

Nice short trail around the lake. Have to maneuver across palets in certain areas of wash out.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

This was a great trail with the family!

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hiking
5 months ago

Just did this one yesteray. Honesty I don't consider the trail moderate. However, probably about half of the trail is made of wooden platforms over the water. Some of these platforms have seriously warped or fallen completely apart which requires careful maneuvering. At least right now, I wouldn't bring a dog here, especially a small one. Overall, it was fun, but a busier trail.

hiking
7 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Some overviews call this a moderate trail. It's actually quite easy. The lake itself is unspectacular although there was one section full of Lilly pads which was picturesque. The surrounding hills filled the hike with nice fall colors. The gangways need a bit of loving. You'll see what I mean if you hike it

hiking
11 months ago

You should know that as of September 2016, the "boardwalk" sections of this trail are closed. Also, any parts of the trail that become damaged are no longer fixed - the trail is just rerouted up a steep hill in several places. As such, a trail that used to be a flat walk is now a little harder for small children with a lot of tree roots and large rocks.
Also, the wood railing on the overlook literally fell apart when my 6 year old leaned against it for a picture. Its still a decent hike, if you plan to hike it-get there soon, before the complete lack of maintenance causes closure of the entire trail due to safety concerns.

hiking
Thursday, July 21, 2016

good trail for an fairly easy hike. we went a week after very heavy rain and the trails had some washout areas that added to the fun!