Quiet Trails State Nature Preserve Trail

EASY 20 reviews

Quiet Trails State Nature Preserve Trail is a 1.7 mile loop trail located near Cynthiana, Kentucky that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
390 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

12 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nice view at the river. The Challenger Trail down is a former road. The Deep Hollow trail back up was a narrower and more scenic path.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike that takes you through the woods and down to the river. There's an old barn, well, outhouse, and picnic pavilion close to the river. Definitely take the Deep Hallow trail back to the top. It's shorter and the scenery is beautiful.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Great short hike!

hiking
Monday, July 25, 2016

had fun good exercise

hiking
Sunday, May 01, 2016

Easy hike- not well marked but beautiful scenery.

hiking
Sunday, May 01, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Really enjoyed this trail. During our hike we found the trails to be well marked and easy to follow. The state nature preserve must have done some work to clean the last bit of the trail up. This was a great trail for solitude, we never saw anyone else the entire trip. We did see tons of wildlife including squirrels, deer, turtle, Hawks, and song birds. There were also several different species of wild flower growing. Will hike again.

hiking
Saturday, April 09, 2016

It was a nice hike! Trail was easy to follow! I'd like to come back to run it sometime

birding
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The last .25 to .5 miles of trail are poorly marked and I went overland back to parking lot. Had I not made this mistake this would have been an easy walk and great with kids.

trail running
Saturday, August 30, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

love these trails I usually take the challenger down and deep hollow back up. The end of deep hollow is straight up hill and is poorly marked. Beautiful scenery and when the river is down its a great place to stop and picnic. Licking river is at the end of the challenger once to the clearing it is pretty overgrown. Kids loved it!!

hiking
Sunday, May 04, 2014

hiking
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Hard to find. Off Pughs Ferry Road there is a gravel pull off with a gate. That is entrance. DEEP HOLLOW sign points right but we started left. The walk back on the CHALLENGER was very pretty but more uphill. Very nice day with my teen boys. Ponds, snakes, a creek, bridge, barns, the river and mud. A nice day.

hiking
Monday, August 20, 2012

Agree with earlier review. Follow the "Challenger" trail to access Licking River.

hiking
Monday, August 20, 2012

Nice collection of a couple shorts trails, just off the beaten path. Kind of hard to findthe only designation is a small gravel lot with a red gate and tiny yellow sign indicating it's a State Preserve.

There were no maps available in either our Central KY guide-book or at the trail head so this is very much an adventure hike. Certain spots of the trail are poorly marked and quite overgrown but with a little intuition you can find your way around pretty easily. From the trail head, heading towards "Deep Hollow" yields a pretty sweet & secluded rocky bank on the Licking River, perfect for lunch or skipping stones.

As mentioned in other reviews elsewhere, this one may be a little far out to visit unless you're in the area and looking for something to do.