Laurel River Lake Trail

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Laurel River Lake Trail is a 2.9 mile loop trail located near Corbin, Kentucky that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.9 miles Elevation Gain: 275 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

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running

lake

wildlife

4 months ago

Great trail, easy for kids. Access to water. Lots of ticks, be warned, use bug spray.

hiking
4 months ago

This trail. First off not worth it. 0.5 miles in I had found 12 deer ticks already climbing my legs and arms. And I hike with a toddler. Got home and we was also covered in chiggers. Also not fun. Views are pretty covered by trees you can see the lake view in a few areas around the cove. I wouldn’t do this trail if you paid me money just because the ticks and chiggers have taken over

hiking
6 months ago

Trail was great. Lovely views along the lake. Dogs were covered in ticks after though.

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8 months ago

I was training a new pup to hike with me today. Good beginner trail. Very nice lake views.

hiking
9 months ago

not much to see and trail isn't marked. the lake is pretty but I could see those views without walking the trail. I didnt have a bad time which is why I didn't give it a 1 star but I won't do it again.

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Pretty area, but trails are not well marked or maintained.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Good brisk walking or running trail next to the water. A few great spots to sit next to the lake and relax. A bit grown up and ticks were pretty bad when I went. I don’t recommend shorts and tennis shoes lol. But overall a nice, easy trail.

hiking
Monday, June 04, 2018

Really enjoyed the first mile as you can see the lake most of the trail. After that we ran into a few problems. The trail is fairly narrow. There was a lot of long grass with "stickers" that hung across the trail and were relatively painful. Of course, that grass also meant ticks - I removed about 20. Along the water, the trail was washed out at 4 places, making it somewhat difficult to cross. If not for these problems, we would have really liked the trail.

hiking
Sunday, March 11, 2018

Nice walk around the lake! We were coming off illness (but needed to stretch our legs) and looking for an easy Sunday hike. Also wanted something relatively dry (no creek crossings) as it wasn't an especially warm day. This checked all the boxes. Minimal elevation changes and obstacles. Easy to follow trail (you take the road back to complete the loop). Expect to see lots of lake views, accessible beach areas, and some rock formations. Also, lots of trash. Like a lot :-(. I'm sure on a summer day it would be a different experience with lots of boat traffic as well, but the lake was fairly quiet on this March day. I had a toddler in a backpack carrier (and a baby in my belly), and an 8 year old on foot - the loop took about 2 hours with plenty of breaks to skip stones and play.

hiking
Thursday, March 08, 2018

Beautiful lakeside early March hike. We found a small beach to stop for a quick lunch and just to enjoy the lake with no boats and no one else around. It’s a super simple hike. You will need a map as the trail is not marked until you get right up on it. There are benches throughout the trail overlooking the lake you need a little break. We also found picnic tables and grills at the end of the trail we didn’t see when we piled up so that was a nice little surprise. Excited to come back in the summer when it warmer to float and grill! ***** There IS lots so trash

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Easy and nice trail. Overlook was cool

Saturday, April 29, 2017

very senic

Saturday, April 15, 2017

good scenery, easy hike

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

not marked. you need this app to stay on the trail.

walking
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

loud boats. trash. maybe good for a quick walk if you live nearby. But not worth the effort of a special trip. After hiking in nearby Big South Fork, the area is very loud with fishing boats and very disturbed. I decided to quit after about 10 minutes because of the noise, boat fumes, trash on the trail and general poor conditions. Again, good for a local person, not worth a special trip.

hiking
Friday, February 10, 2017

I didnt get completely finished with this trail.....had an accident but I did about half and it was easy and very pretty.

Monday, November 07, 2016

This was an easy trail. Loved the view! The trees were beautiful!

hiking
Monday, October 04, 2010

This is my Go-To hike!!! It is where I go to to get away from it all. Only about 10 minutes from my apartment. Has it all, rock climbing, some stairs if you want to be a little safer ;-), the lake, well worn paths, my grand son's boy scout troop even put some benches through out the trail as Eagle Scout project a couple years ago. You do gain some elevation so you can work up a good sweat in just a short period of time. Awesome trail.

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