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

On our trip to Audubon Park with our dog we happened across this trail. It was what we hoped would be a great start to a day of hiking. Sadly this was the only trail in the park that allowed dogs. Not a bad hike but we like to spend more time when we visit. Not sure why they restrict dogs on the other trails.

Awesome change in elevation, well maintained trails. Short but strenuous

Lots of varying elevation in a trail for this area. High canopy, above a well maintained trail.

Hiked loop around and back to make it 2 miles. Signage is confusing. Definitely no pets or dogs allowed despite what this app says. Saw a small herd of 8 deer.

This loop includes the Backcountry Trail, which is 1.5 miles and pretty vigorous, plus a couple of other trails. The entire loop is nearly 3 miles and very hilly but quite enjoyable.

trail running
6 months ago

Did this at Christmas time while visiting the in-laws. Very runnable trail. Did the “back country trail” in addition to the wilderness loop and it came out to a little under 4 miles with about 560 ft. elevation gain. Saw some great wildlife too with some deer, woodpeckers, and cardinals. Will definitely be doing this trail every time I’m in the area.

trail running
6 months ago

One of my favorite trails in John James Audubon State Park. Not very hilly and well-maintained. Several nice foot bridges. Watch for ticks in the summer.

walking
6 months ago

Very short, easy for walking, and well-maintained. Part of a larger trail system in John James Audubon State Park.

trail running
6 months ago

This trail is short but fairly difficult. Very steep hills with a lot of tree roots. Watch for ticks in warm weather.

Longer and a little harder due to elevation but nothing to extreme, the trail drops down to the valley floor and walks part way along the creek. Woods offer large trees and huge grape vines. Nice trek especially in the early spring, when the leaves are just starting to form. Allows you to still see the terrain but still see green. Birds are a big part of this park and have many activities surrounding them. Chirping through out this trek makes it especially nice.

Nothing to exciting, kid friendly, educational on how land developed. Nice trek. They recently added metal plaques with addition info on plants, trees, animals and birds of the area, great for children’s education and introducing them to the outdoors.

They say moderate but mostly easy, some incline. kid friendly, abundant trees and history on woods.

probably my favorite of thier trails, traverse ground, bridges, wooden walkways, lake view and wild life make this an interesting trek with a variety of views. Nothing to extreme but could be considered challenging for some.

Really enjoyed our hike to see fall color. Challenging enough to get the blood pumping.

Great fall color! This one was almost too hilly for the younger kids hiking with me.

I run this trail often, love it!

This trail is a little bit of a workout with the hills. I've hiked this trail several times over 5 years and I have always come across other people on the trail. The rain washes away the dirt and makes the trail more challenging on the hills. Warning: not everyone keeps their dogs on leashes so pay attention, especially around the corners.

hiking
10 months ago

Had a good time walking with my family

Easy for kids and dogs.

Monday, May 15, 2017

I really enjoyed this trail. My dog loved it as well.

hiking
Friday, May 05, 2017

Good Views, Kid Friendly, lots of places to take a break an enjoy some family outing time

hiking
Friday, May 05, 2017

Good beginner trail. Clear path, pretty short for my taste.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

First trail and it was so much fun! The steepness of hike surprised and excited me.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Steep spots... too brief

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Nice day hike for the family inside of Audubon State Park. Peaceful and easily accessed. Connects with multiple loops if you want to carry on.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Very short trail so not worth a special drive out of your way, but if you happen to be in Henderson, KY. During a portion, it does have a very steep stairway. Always have to catch my breath after it.

hiking
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Nice 20min hike...there is a bit of an elevation change, but definitely doable

hiking
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Ok trail...clear but short

hiking
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Very nice trail to hike...plenty of animals to see, also lots of fish and turtles seen in lake

hiking
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Nice, clear, shaded 5min trail

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