Zilpo Campground is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lick, Kentucky that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.5 miles
272 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips



5 months ago

rating it a 3 because I thought I would see the view in the picture. I had only forest views. although it is June, so perhaps the views are only visible in winter/fall (there were only a few trees in the way at the top). without a view at the top, it was really just a path to nothing and then the same path back out. I was still able to catch the sunset at the beach at the campground, so all is good. Seems like a nice place to camp so far.

6 months ago

Great hike with awesome views of the lake!

11 months ago

Very scenic and peaceful.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

This trail has the most outstanding view of Cave Run Lake hands down!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

This is an amazing place to camp. Sites are spaced well with great privacy. Some sites are close to the lake (Cave Run Lake). Modern restrooms with showers on each loop. Usually a camp host on each loop as well. There is a boat ramp, beach, and a little camp store that has firewood and some basic food items. It is a way from town (Salt Lick) so double check everything before you leave home. There is a trail that takes you to an old fire tower. You can't climb up it anymore though. It fell victim to fire and is unsafe. If you like car camping, fishing, hiking, and privacy, Zilpo is the place to experience it.

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Monday, August 15, 2016