Lakeview Ridge Trail is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Morehead, Kentucky that features beautiful wild flowers 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 but must be kept on leash.

4.6 miles
705 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


This trail follows a forested ridge that provides great views of Cave Run Lake. The trail begins at the Shallow Flats Wildlife Viewing Area and ends at the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail north of the Forest Service Visitor Center. The trail begins uphill and ends downhill, making the hike

30 days ago

Short but pleasant. Easy.
No great view at the top but a lot of beautiful nature along the way.

Trailhead is hard to find and easy to miss.

1 month ago

Hit this one late fall into work yet for the best views.

2 months ago

Nice trail for running. Watch out for bikers.

3 months ago

Not much to see during July. You can see the Lake and Dam once you get to the ridge. It was a little weedy. Check for ticks frequently. I found two on me halfway up. We parked in the wildlife area and walked to the trail. This app did A great job and was very accurate. Once you get to the end you can hangout where Big Limestone Trail and and a path that leads to the Visitor Center and take a little break.

Ps. Mountain bikers use this path. Be aware of your surroundings.

6 months ago

This is a nice trail. The trailhead is a bit hard to find, though it is accurately marked on the map here. If you park in the wildlife viewing area, you can access it off the forest road across the road. The actual trailhead parking is back toward town a little ways, but has limited parking. The trail starts boring to be honest, but once you cross the bridge over the creek, it gets much better. The climb up to the ridge is a pretty good climb if you are not used to this type of hike. Once on the top you get some good views of the river and surrounding area as you hike the ridge. At least I did in early spring, I imagine once the trees leaf out, that view is gone. To be fair, I did not hike this entire trail, but pretty close. I chose to find a quiet spot off the trail and enjoy being in the woods. It was pretty quiet, except for the occasional car passing on KY801 below you. It doesn't look that close, but you can almost always hear the traffic. So why did I only give it 4 stars? This is a nice hike on a 4 mile trail with very few others on it, and it is well maintained. But there isn't much to see. If you like green tunnels this is a 5. If you like vistas, this is a 3. I averaged it and made it a 4.

7 months ago

Great hike!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

great hike ain't been for awhile whooped my butt today

Monday, July 10, 2017

A pleasant and clearly marked trail with enjoyable terrain. We walked this trail when the trees were in full leaf. As a result, the views of Cave Run Lake were quite limited though an early spring or late fall hike may offer a better view. Be sure to take bug or tick repellent.

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