Best fishing trails in Kentucky

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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.
Map of fishing trails in Kentucky
Top trails (46)
#1 - Green River Bluff, Echo River Springs, Sinkhole and Heritage Trail
Mammoth Cave National Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
Note: As of November 27, 2020, Echo River Spring Trail (and others) are temporarily closed however majority of the trail is still accessible. Expected reopening is mid November. More information here: https://www.nps.gov/maca/planyourvisit/conditions.htm A loop trail going from the picnic area down to the Green River along the bluffs.Show more
#2 - Harrod's Creek Trail
Harrods Creek Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 52 m
#3 - Shanty Hollow Lake Trail
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 37 m
A great trail for native KY plants. After rainfall, the trail can become quite muddy and occasionally flooded in parts. The trail is not very well maintained, but this isn't hard to overcome. You may come across the occasional fallen tree or overgrown bush. Usually very peaceful with little traffic.Show more
#4 - Carter Caves Cross Country Trail
Carter Caves State Resort Park
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 3 h 51 m
This route starts at the Carter Caves Welcome Center and joins the Three Bridges trail for the last mile before completing the 4-hour loop. The 4-C's Trail begins at the Welcome Center, passes through the Shangra La arch, runs parrallel to smokey valley lake before crossing Smokey Creek and ascending hill leading to Johnson Homeplace Backcountry Primitive Campground, permit required to camp and may be acquired from the Welcome Center. The trail crosses lake Spillway and joins Three Bridges trail before returning to the Welcome Center. Show more
#5 - Hematite Lake Trail
Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
#6 - Canal Loop Trail
Canal Public Use Area
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 4 h 36 m
#7 - Swift Camp Creek Trail
Daniel Boone National Forest
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Length: 13.5 mi • Est. 6 h 27 m
#8 - Freeman Lake Trail
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
#9 - Doe Run Loop
Independence, Kentucky
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
#10 - William F. Miles Lakes: Coppiced Woods Trail
The Parklands of Floyds Fork: Beckley Creek Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 58 m
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