Explore the most popular Paddle Sports 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.

hiking
2 days ago

Nice easy hike. The first half weaves through dog park and other areas and is on asphalt so you have to keep moving over for car traffic. Once you get past that and to the crushed stone part it's pleasant.

no trail

hiking
bugs
5 days ago

We absolutely loved this trail. There was plenty of trees to hop over, the trails weren't marked the clearest, and we found ticks on us. However we will definitely come back it was beautiful and had a fun time.

hiking
muddy
7 days ago

This was a beautiful hike. I do wish it were a little better marked. Different trails run into each other. We ended up doing 5.4 miles. It was a pretty cool hike though. Goes down to a cave spring, creeks and a lake. Very shaded and the trails are kept up nicely! I would definitely recommend it just keep a eye out on where you are going!

Good trail. Some ups and downs but not too steep. We went after a night of heavy rain. Only a few tiny wet spots, easy to go around. Only one blow down across trail, was there before storm, small and easy to go over. Trail was mostly wide. It was a humid, light wind day and trail was hot at times. Temp 80F. Trail did follow along water. There are plenty of spots to look at falls and the lake. The "big" falls at the trail switch back didn't have a great view but was still cool to see. We started at the campground Beech Hemlock trail head and hopped up on the road at the end coming back. Saw a groundhog in a tree, a couple of box turtles, a squirrel and a few frogs/toads. Good trail. light to moderate - I'm not an athlete so, 5 miles on this trail and I'm tired but not beat. Do it again for sure.

hiking
13 days ago

Alltrails didn't record the first mile. Ending was also the start. The secluded falls is very hidden. Keep going west, or straight when the main waterway turns right.

Poured down rain on us, which made things very muddy... but a fun trail nonetheless with a nice waterfall at the end. My 10 and 8 year old hiked it no problem. Heads up: At a few points it seems like the trail disappears... but if you keep going it builds back up. Sometimes it splits, and you're not sure which way to go... but usually both ways join back up together so either way works.

hiking
17 days ago

Beautiful park, and the small lake sits in the heart of it. The trail is easy and quick way to add another trail hiked.

hiking
20 days ago

Really nice trail. Left side of lake in shade, right side full sun.

Great tree coverage so we were quite comfortable even with the temp in the high 80s! The trail was a bit unclear in one stretch but it was easy to just continue on and reach the fall at the end. The stream was dried up in some places and the waterfall was only a small trickle since it hasn’t rained much recently; but, the basin was still beautiful even when dry. Overall, a very nice day.

the trails were great. thanks to everyone who has been,keeping the area cleaned up

Have hiked this trail multiple times but yet to sees the falls running. This is a fairly active trail with some slick spots make sure your footing is sound in these area. Nice little hike.

pleasant hike. trail turned into road and parking lots but all in all nice

do not try... unless they groom the trail. at one point it was probably a nice walk but went today and it is completely grow over and lost the trail less then 10 mins in. Definitely has poison ivy growing in it so we turned around and went somewhere else. cute playground and picnic area attached for activities, and lots of people were fishing but no trail to hike.

hiking
blowdown
bridge out
bugs
muddy
rocky
scramble
washed out
1 month ago

Really enjoyed our first trip down this trail. A few fallen trees, but they just added to the fun.

Many controlled burn areas near Cave Run Lake. no good places to camp at this end of the trail.

Great Lake views, I would call it a moderate trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail. I always use the trailhead beyond the volleyball nets. Not as exciting when it hasn't rained in awhile. Worth the mud to see the waterfalls.

Nice hike to have with a young family (6 & 9 y/o). Trail is not difficult but does have a lot of rocks, roots & downed trees on the trail. Having a walking stick makes your footing a little more sure but isn't necessary. Waterfall was really cool especially seeing as you can get behind it.

pretty odd. It is just a gravel road going by an open field. I do not do hikes with open fields, landfills, or junkyards so I turned back around lol. Would not go back by myself nope nope nope

trail running
2 months ago

15:05 mile coming back.

My 8 year daughter and I absolutely loved it. Perfect trail and scenery to enjoy the simplicity and beauty of the outdoors in the area.

Muddy today because of rain last night, but all-in-all it’s a good hike. Easy to moderate hike with little elevation change. Its close to home which makes it a good option for a quick outing when time is short. Only possible downfall is some traffic noise within the park which is only as annoying as you allow it to be.

We loved this trail. Very nice. It was still cool’ish. The anacondas and grizzly bears were still hibernating. Thank God. I left my Iron Man suit at home. The creeks are a blast to look for rocks. The waterfall is very beautiful. We will definitely be back. Bring sandwiches!

hiking
2 months ago

Excellent trail to three very special scenic bridges and a lot of rock formations along the way.

We are SO glad we checked this trail out! Kids 7, 13 and 15. There were a couple trees down blocking the trail which made it more fun to climb over. Neat waterfall at the end where we hung hammocks and enjoyed the beautiful scenery!

Beautiful trail, dirt path was clear and had several other little trails you could go off on to get closer to the large rocks. There’s a shallow cave to look into. Waterfall is beautiful and a stream the whole walk. Kid friendly, dog friendly! Will definitely go back!

hiking
3 months ago

Lots of downed trees but made for fun obstacles. Beautiful trail with variety of terrains and elevations. Able to view 2 series of waterfalls and hung out at the last one for quite a while. So tranquil. Highly recommend during this time of year.

Short and a good day trail, has some beautiful views that were worth the 2 hour hike

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