Honker Lake Trail is a 5.4 mile loop trail located near Kuttawa, 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
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
328 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

partially paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

Nicely maintained, well-marked and fairly wide Land Between the Lakes trail. Large, safe parking area. 4/5s of the hike is an enjoyable, but sort of routine, walk in the woods. A lot of spider webs, so grab a stick. I did the loop clockwise. After about 1.25 miles, you emerge onto the shorelines of Lake Barkley and Honker Lake. Nice water views. I saw several deer and beavers. The final two miles look like they could be seasonally marshy, but there are bridges over the inlets and low spots. The entire trail is dry and hard-packed in summer. A few gentle climbs with some improved steps. Nothing technical. Recorded distances vary because of marginally different routes back to the parking lot and/or nature center. Roughly 4.5-4.8 miles r/t. Worth it.

2 months ago

Beautiful trail!

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail, well maintained great for a day hike

trail running
2 months ago

Ran this for the first time last Sun. Had no problem following the trail and enjoyed the loop greatly

hiking
2 months ago

Really enjoyed this trail. Especially liked the beaches by the lakes, great place to stop and have a snack while enjoying the views.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice easy trail with good waterside views. Completed in early May, a couple patches were a bit marshy with moderate mud, but the vast majority of the trail was easily accessible and dry. A fair bit of ticks were encountered so dress appropriately and be sure to check yourself afterwards.

6 months ago

Great trail, I logged it as 4.8 miles, not sure about the disparity with AllTrails. Beautiful forest with dogwood and redbud blooms, and of course the serenity of Honker Bay.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice and easy. Bit muddy after the rain but that’s to be expected. Lake views.

walking
7 months ago

Lovely trail! Super easy stroll. The trail does get a bit muddy but is easily bypassed.

7 months ago

a chance to see different terrain, from lakeside to heavy wooded area. Overall nice trail.

8 months ago

Nice variety of terrain and views of the lake. Recent storm left a lot of debris on the trails.

8 months ago

If you are looking for a trail with some small hills, and by water- I would recommend this trail! about 5 miles long, good for a walk/run. after a rainy period, be aware that it does flood in some places.

9 months ago

Gorgeous views in the spring and summer. The lotus blooms across the water make the lake so pretty. Watch out for snakes as I have seen some in the area. You can kayak and canoe here as well but you have to reserve your boat at the nature center register on the hill above.

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail. Bringing a fishing pole next time!

hiking
11 months ago

Great trail with nice views. When hiked back in the summer noticed seed ticks so be prepared. Well
Maintained....

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Absolutely loved this trail!!! The scenery was awesome and we even saw a deer! Can’t wait to do it again.

hiking
Sunday, September 17, 2017

Easy trail. Was great to be close to the lake.
I'd do it again!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Easy loop hike for all ages, crosses a couple bridges, lots of neat flora and trees here as well. Walking between the two lakes is a very windy but peaceful experience.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Great trail with scenic views and tranquility. Easy for kids too!

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

This is a beautiful trail. I enjoyed the birds, deer and the pretty lake views. I did wish for some benches along the way.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Great hike. Beautiful, peaceful

Saturday, June 17, 2017

This is one of my favorites. There is a steep spot with loose footing. There is wood on either side of the trail there to use to bear crawl up. If going down that side, I tend to crab walk/scoot down on my butt as opposed to risk falling halfway through.

hiking
Monday, April 03, 2017

Great place to take kids, easy trail different types of nature you have the lake and wooded areas. Tons of birds and great views of Eagles. Wonderful yellow flowers everywhere. All around wonderful great place.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Close to home and peaceful

hiking
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Just did this trail today. We chose it because it said it was over 5 miles. When I tracked it on my phone, it said it was 4.7 miles instead. Most of the trail is in the forested area. About halfway through the lake will be on either side of you which is lovely. The trail is not paved and is marked with white diamonds on the trees. Overall, I will be coming back again.

hiking
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Wife and I did this trail a couple weekends ago. Enjoyed. Seen lots of birds and quite a bit of beaver activity.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

hiking

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Loved this trail! Plenty of forest, wildlife and lake views.

hiking
Friday, October 28, 2016

Wife and I rocked this trail in 1:45 with some stops for pics and such. It's in great fall shape and the colors are remarkable.

hiking
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Enjoyed a great hike at Honker Lake.

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