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

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This is more of a bike trail and it’s narrow everywhere. Just have to keep an eye out if you have little kids. Also you can probably park in any of the lots and find an entry into the woods. Took us a while to figure out where to start

hiking
11 days ago

Nice peaceful place! Brought my dog and she had a great time. Nicely marked trails and beautiful
scenery.

love this place. so peaceful and great workout for me. perfect length and test of physical fitness. Would definitely recommend as ive been going for over 10 years now. Beautiful waterfalls and great view if you hike to the top. dog friendly and low traffic. there is a easy paved walking trail at top for those who cannot complete hiking trails and there is seperate rd to this. also easier trails across rd with ponds and creek that is a peaceful quiet setting and has picnic tables.

on Cove Spring Loop

hiking
1 month ago

This is a short hike with little to no traffic. Only challenge, if you could call it that, is the only climb in elevation after the open fields. It’s also dog friendly.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trails at Cove Spring. This trail is easy to moderate. To be enjoyed by the whole family. Also incorporate the Osage trail in your hike, you will really enjoy it, lots of deer in the Early morning and late evening to be seen

This is a very easy trail, but it's basically walking around the perimeter of an overgrown field. It's my least favorite trail in the area.

what a great short trail! if you want a quick 40minute hike after work this is awesome. be careful however as the trail is narrow and is lined with poison ivy.

nice quick and easy trail

nice trail...easy to get to...very wooded.

Loved this trail for my son and doggo. Nice easy trial. Very open.

Couldn’t find the trail with that name but figured it out. Stay on the concrete trail past the tower then take a right at the t.

hiking
4 months ago

We loved this trail! Ascents, descents, rocky paths along a creek, and a beautiful waterfall. We will definitely be back! (It was a little muddy due to the recent rain but that made the waterfalls much better! Wear shoes with good tread.)

Beautiful scenic area hidden in a deep cut cove.

Peaceful and easy trail that connects to the others.

nature trips
5 months ago

Great loop to just get out and enjoy a brisk walk. Enough to test the fit of a pack before hitting longer trails.

Interesting hike great for kids. Lots of history to be explored. The house ruins are from a Luttrell family is in my wife’s family linage also making that my son’s linage too. I think that makes this hike more special for us.

Went yesterday and had an amazing time. This is one of my favorite places in the spring/summer. Cozy little vibe and lots to explore. Highly recommend, we also saw the sunset which was gorgeous!

hiking
8 months ago

beautiful trails

Trail is well Mark and kept very nice. I don't understand why the lower Holly Trail is up on top of the ridge, yet there is another Trail just below it does not appear on all Trails. there is also the Osage, the PTA I think it was and a few other Trails off of this trail that were marked but do not come up in the alltrails Explorer function or search function

I like this trail, not too easy and not terribly long. A nice walk. I take my time and listen to podcasts or go with a buddy and have a chat. Not too hard if you are in ok shape.

hiking
10 months ago

Great little gem in Frankfort. The nature views and waterfall are beautiful. We can only imagine what everything looks like after a good rain. Very well kept trails, nice restroom and picnic areas. Trails have sitting spots so those who are not as athletic can take breaks and just take in nature. We will be going back soon

awesome place to get away and just enjoy nature

hiking
11 months ago

I wish I would have known there were so many trails. I would have allowed more time. Also, I was confused about Sky Trail, I couldn't find it.

hiking
Monday, July 24, 2017

This was our third time to hike around this fabulous city park. It has challenging ascents and descents. It is pretty well marked, but we did accidentally enter the 3D Archery trails-not at the sign-that's where we exited. Our pictures show and alligator-part of the 3D scenario! Fortunately, no one was there and they only aim down marked trails-so there shouldn't be danger. But it was a bit uncomfortable! Once you reach the top, there are some nice views of North Frankfort and the Capitol as well as historical markers. There are also Port-a-potties! Bonus!
We like to go about 5 miles-we never hit that on our 3 separate hikes, but the ascent helped make up for shorter distances. There are some slippery places due to recent rain. Best to wear Roger hiking shoes on the trails. We also used our poles-but younger people seemed fine. We also saw more waterfalls this last time due to heavy rains 2 days before. No blackberries in the Blackberry Meadows (trail). Oh well, it was still a fun hike.

hiking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

There are quite a few trails here. Took a 3 year old and carried a 3 month old. It was great but the 3 year old ended up being carried quite a bit too.

Monday, June 05, 2017

This would be nice for a daily place to take a quick walk in the woods. I would rate the trail as easy. We saw 2 copperheads while there.

hiking
Sunday, June 04, 2017

Favorite place to visit for walking, hiking, spending time with family, or even walking the furkids.
Note: Holly Trail leads to other amazing fun trails and water scenery
This place is actually called and found on GPS as Cove Springs

Monday, May 01, 2017

great for small children and pets

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Waterfalls were lovely and a quick trip.

hiking
Monday, February 27, 2017

great short trail with nice water falls to view. pet friendly.

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