Explore the most popular fishing trails in Kentucky with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

The trail itself is what received the five star rating. It is well maintained and can be completed by almost anyone. The last part of the trail recording (after Bunches Creek) actually appears to be a jeep trail. The next time I venture on this trail it will probably be as a trail run. As far as Devil's Rock, I am not sure if I saw it or not.

fishing
5 days ago

Don’t go in March - April.... unless you don’t mind knee deep mud and mud skating. By the time the mid drys the white bass is running and by then the parks service is starTing to open the gates. It is then that they want to charge you 2.00 to walk about .4 mile of muddy and swampy road. Do yourself a favor, cross the low water bridge and go to the other side. The fishing is better and they consider the price of fishing and hunting license to be sufficient enough for fishing.

Great to walk, tough to bike bc of gravel

backpacking
21 days ago

I absolutely loved this trail. Did it as part of a weekend backpacking trip rough and swift camp. This was a very beautiful trail. It definitely gets muddy and washed out but if you weren’t expecting it don’t complain you just didn’t do your research.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Very well maintained.

hiking
1 month ago

We started out near the restroom. About 90% of this trail is completely muddy. I don't mean like a few damp spots and some puddles, I'm talking like a pig sty or mud wrestling ring. So, needless to say, it's very slippery. I highly recommend using the AllTrails app on this trail as it becomes difficult in some parts to find where the trail is. Even with the app, you'll have to do some exploring. Because of all the mud, overgrowth, and difficulty finding the trail, it was surprisingly challenging. We had to get creative at many points and hold on to trees, vines etc to get through rough spots. I have to say though, it was an adventure and it was pretty fun.

Great paddle through some beautiful country. There are several trees across. But, they were easy to get around.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Started from the Lodge on the Indian Bluffs Trail then continued on the PNT. Hiked 5 miles in and 5 miles back out. Very nice. No ticks or spiders this early in the year but I would not hike it in the summer. I saw Pileated Woodpeckers an Eastern Towhee and several wildflowers.

Great hike, a little of everything! Love the swings over looking the water. Good little workout! Love the scenery

boardwalk currently very rough. torn up by a storm. still possible not very smooth.

I loved how shaded it was and all the greenery! It was fun to hike along side the creek and listen to all the birds. I also loved that the orange trail had several look out points with swinging benches.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Brutal terrain. Elevation change and rocks and tree roots make for a really long trail. I’m not a regular hiker, so this was really too much for me. I hiked about 7.5 of the 10 miles over 11 hours and was completely exhausted at the end.

Still, it was an amazing trail that offered creek crossings, rock scrambling opportunities, waterfalls, birding, and plenty of flora to observe and delight. Highly recommended for those who are up to the challenge physically or who may be backpacking in and spending a couple of days on the trail.

backpacking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Fun little trail. Pretty easy, with a fun boardwalk section.

Awesome loop.
Went with my puppy and je enjoyed it aswell.

hiking
2 months ago

Always loved this trail. Been going every summer with my kids for 10 years. One of our favorites.

A good trail but easy to get confused which color blaze to follow once you get deep into the woods and away from river.

I use this trail to train for Ultras. The western side has several steep hills with decent views. The eastern half is an easy trail with no challenging hills. Expect to run into bikers.

mountain biking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Trail is well marked and the staff at the welcome center is very nice and helpful. I only completed a small loop on the south end today but, plan on coming back very soon to see the rest of the trail and connecting spurs.
Highly recommend this area for new hikers like myself.

Trail is shared with mountain bikers but still a great trail. Trail has a 6 mile section also. Large parking lot at the North welcome station. Welcome station has bathrooms attendants, gifts , etc.

Pros- serene setting, flora, rock formations, lake, waterfall
Cons- litter, unmaintained trail,
Overall- an enjoyable hike but the area/trail has untapped potential.

fun trail with great views of the lake.

Nice little trail. Low end half way around had damage to the boardwalk but was passable during our visit.

hiking
4 months ago

We took our dogs plenty of room to run tons of open fields and different access points to the lake which is beautiful only thing we didn't like was the amount of mud at the time but it's very private and that made it so nice I wouldn't consider it moderate it was really easy but would love so have seen more access trails to the huge rocks. Overall the parts near the lake are great and if you have dogs it's a must also it seems in the summer time they do horseback riding so very glad we went in the winter so we could let the dogs free. I would do again during the fall in the middle of the week just to let the dogs go wild or if I had a kayak

hiking
4 months ago

Nice, easy hike that’s easy for the everyone to do. Even the kiddos can master this one. The creek was closed from the flooding when I went, but when you can access the creek, it’s fun to let the kids and dogs play around.

hiking
4 months ago

Brandt - I think you were on the Rock Bridge Trail from the parking lot to Rock Bridge. Very easy. Take the kids. Beautiful sights! The Swift Camp Creek Trail, however, is 5 miles one way (10mi out and back) of up and down along Swift Camp Creek with hiking along the edge of a 100ft cliff, some tight spots, plenty of logs and mud. I do not recommend it for kids. I joined the trail from Wildcat and continued south so I missed the first 2 miles. It was beautiful but I did not plan appropriately and was out much longer than expected. If you headed south on the trail there is a spot where it seems to end in a creek. Keep going downstream to pick up the trail again. Not well marked. If you want to do the whole trail in a day: start early, pack a lunch and snacks, dress in layers and take a lot of water. It is challenging but there are wonderful sights along the way. Plan on taking 4 hours one-way and 8 hours for the round trip.

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