Explore the most popular historic site 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.

Good trail. Well cared for. Clear markings.

Good trail to go mountain biking, nice hike though had information about railroad interesting!

My friend Justin and I just completed this trek yesterday. A backcountry combination of several pieces of trails through the serene and beautiful deep Red River Gorge. We parked a car at the Sheltowee Suspension Bridge parking area, then drove another to the Martin's Fork trailhead and hiked back to the first car. It took us just over 4 hours to complete the 8 mile excursion. The start of the hike up Martin's Fork is one the nicest places in the Gorge and a pleasant hike. Then you'll quickly ascend to the top of Tunnel Ridge, which will definitely get you warmed up for the rest of the hike! After this you'll descend to a low saddle between Tunnel Ridge and Koomer Ridge before ascending the latter. From there you'll descend the remainder of the hike and follow Chimney Top Creek all the way down to the Red River. Most of the trail sections selected for this hike are very lightly trafficked and the sense of space and seclusion out in the middle of this section of the Gorge is superb. Great day hike. Bring lots of water, some good snacks and chocolate, and give yourself plenty of time!

This trail is by appointment, have to be guided in. Better make contact before you make the trip,

1 month ago

Great hiking for all skill levels even wheel chair accessible. Beautiful scenery waterfalls, springs, caves. You are walking on a paved trail between two knobs. In the description says no dogs, don't know why. Mine went with me.

A fun and educational hike to the Church and Col. Duffield’s cabin that visitors can enter. Outstanding!

Outstanding trail to hike in the winter with nice views of the Ohio river.

Very clean and peaceful trail. Not very busy. A little elevation gain but still an easy trail.

trail running
3 months ago

I would describe this as an “easy” trail rather than moderate, but a good trail-run nonetheless. Sadly, we didn’t see any bison.

Nice, well marked trail / road. Learning and pondering history of the turnpike is worth the hike.

Nice paved trail with a lot of history. Seibolt cave was a neat find. I'll be coming back with my gear to explore.

Great historic route, as this is the old Louisville and Nashville Turnpike. Grateful that Fort Knox and surrounding communities have preserved a section of the old road. You will cross three historic limestone arch bridges and will pass by several springs that emanate from the bluffs on both sides. Dripping Springs is right before the gate, as is Sieboldt Cave. The gate is about 1-1.5 miles past the trestle. The road continues on to Wilson Road on Fort Knox, although walking past the gate is illegal.

I was scared to run alone. Eery trail, bring a weapon or friend with cell. Perfect place to be robbed or murdered......

4 months ago

Nice views, scenic walk/hike through a lesson in history. I’ve left 2 little green army men there at two of the buildings. Check out armyofgreenmen.com

4 months ago

Great trail. Marked well and has some good views from the red route.

Love it

Trails are well marked and there are several benches along the way to take breaks. The bison were pretty cool to see as well.

Great for anyone

Great easy hike

The up hills is brutal but worth the view. The first time I walked up the hill I had to rest. Now I can run up it, it is a workout. Love the feeling of walking through history.

Difficult to find the head of the trail, but fun to walk! Will definitely have to come back when I don't have a kid strapped to my back

6 months ago

Nice trail partially paved then rock. Got to see the old entrance to the cave, takes you right along the river for some nice views of it as well.

Great easy trail for the kids

6 months ago

We took this loop from the campground. Rocky, rooty & slippery (it had just rained). It goes right by the buffalo pen, so you can get a look at them. You can also stop in at the visitor center. Very interesting. Take the trail back to the campground for the loop.

6 months ago

Rocky, rooty & a moderate incline. One nice overlook. The lake is really a large pond. You can only see one end of it.

Went today with the wife and dogs. Nice little trail. Needs to be marked. But overall good short trail.

on Bridges to the Past

6 months ago

Lovely paved out and back path with plenty of room for bikers, walkers, and runners. Caves and bridges marked so exploring is easier! Only downside is you start hearing the nearby outdoor gun range at around the 1.5 mile.

6 months ago

started in the middle and headed north. nice trail.

great hike.

Great scenic trail can't wait to see it in the fall when the leaves change colors.

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