McDougal Lake Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hodgenville, Kentucky that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running.

Length4.1 miElevation gain360 ftRoute typeLoop
kid friendlyHikingWalkingRunningForestLakeWildlife
Waypoints (1)
1
Loop End
top of dam
37.55604, -85.69285
Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (64)
Photos (116)
Recordings (55)
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Ben Speck
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Jordan Inman
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HikingGreat!Icy

Great trail! Lots of wildlife, especially deer. My place of peace where I can go and relax. Not many people and sometimes no one there in the early morning so a great spot in my opinion!

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david kozeny
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rather muddy. trail got rather confusing at some of the intersection. still rather nice

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Killian Gorman
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decent that

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Harley Kowboy
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Harley Kowboy
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DeWayne Gibson
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This is a great local resource to Central Kentucky that gives a great hike for all ages. There has obviously been a lot of work and planning and care put into creating this opportunity. Thank you to all who donated time and material to crest this terrific outdoor experience. I look forward to seeing how this trail matures though the years.

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Jim B Phelps
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RunningGreat!

Trail is in great shape But remember, While hunting is not permitted on city property the city is closing the trail down during modern gun season out of respect for the property owners that hunt near the trail and for the general safety of the users.

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Michael Howard
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Hiking

Nice clean trail very well marked

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Julie Bright
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Hiking

Fun afternoon hike with a couple scenic lookouts. Although the trail is not hard by any means, I feel like it should be classified as a moderate instead of an easy hike. Enjoyed it.

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Mary Blackmon
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Ryan Banks
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Kaity Wolfe
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HikingGreat!

Loved hiking this trail. It was well maintained. We saw some deer, some cattle from a nearby farm, and some eagles flying over the lake. I clocked in 4.2 miles on my watch from the parking lot and back rather than the 3.1 all trails describes. I’d love to come back and camp here.

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Ashley Hawkins
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Hiking

Great trail. Marked well!

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Maria Pepper
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Hiking

Great trail! It’s a very easy trail. We did it with our 10 month old. We even saw a bald eagle flying over the lake.

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Ben Bryan
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Running

Great trail and only going to keep getting better

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Maggie Vogel
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Hiking

Awesome trail! Very well maintained. We took a stroller and it wasn’t too difficult...just a few spots. Very hilly! Great views!

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Sarah Anne
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We didn’t get too far. Our dogs aren’t trail dogs LOL Also very hot and a dead deer in the trail.

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Toni Humphress
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Hiking

Gorgeous trail. When you go past the gate go to your left do not walk by the lake or you will have to climb waist high grass. Trail was really nice and good for all ages

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William Jones
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Like...where is the trail?

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Jeff Crady
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Very nice trails. Wide and lots of room and thoughtful planning. Interesting scenery and undulations.

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Hayley Logsdon
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Great trail! When you get to the lake go up the hill, not beside the lake like we did and get lost once we actually found the trail it was awesome!

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Amanda Drane
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Hiking

Great trail for kids!

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Gary Canter
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MOST COMPLETE RECORDING TO DATE. People are using this trail even though it is not officially open yet. So to help, I have decided to mark most major landmarks and even a few proposed ones. Trail maps will be available at the Kiosk later this week. Please start and finish your hike at the kiosk (The side of the Dam is off-limits!) Do your part and please "Leave No Trace".

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Nick B
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Trials not marked all that well. I thought I was following the markers and kept getting told I was off trail. I’ll probably head back later this summer to see the woods. Seems like it would be a nice part of the hike.

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Gary Canter
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stone shi
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Jason Waters
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Kelly Whitsell
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