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

20 days ago

This is a fairly easy trail that can be traveled quickly. It is well marked and following the trail is fun and the views are exceptional. It is a dry trail with the only water crossing has a small walking bridge.

Parking was limited, unless you are willing to walk a long distance. I just parked along the road, safely getting my vehicle off the road.

I recommend this trail, and I will hike it again.

20 days ago

Fun and fast trail. The ridge line provides some great views. If you are going to hike this trail I recommend that you include the Rock Hotel Trail to complete an awesome adventure.

I was pleasantly surprised by the challenge of this short trail. From the beginning the climb is steep and the only breaks from the climb is a few switchbacks. The trail is well marked and easy to follow. The views from the overlook makes the effort well worth it. For me the descend down the mountain was more of a challenge because of the constant pressure on my knees.

Loved the challenge and I will hike this again when the forest is green and the sky is bright.

A beautiful trail that is flat throughout making it kid friendly. My favorite part of the trail is the Clear Creek stream that provided wonderful water flowing music. I consider the trail more of a walking trail than hiking but it was a delight after hiking several other trails earlier. If you decide to hike this trail make sure you bring your camera!

28 days ago

Hiked this trail with the Southeastern Kentucky Hikers. It was a beautiful day, 39 degrees, 4 mph wind, and a light snow frosting.

The trail has two trailheads with the counter clockwise loop beginning at the lodge, this is the more difficult climb; the second trail head begins on the road and goes clockwise, the climb is more gradual so not as challenging.

The trail is marked using a yellow blaze, paint marks on some trees. There are several points where the trail has trail connections that you could easily get off track and unto a different trail. I recommend that you stop in the lodge and get a free trail map, review it and then ask any questions before hitting the trails.

The view is beautiful, and the time on the trail will be well spent.

Nice scenic hike

1 month ago

Nice walk. Not very hard, just some moderate incline. Creek and falls are very pretty.

1 month ago

Short and easy. Some incline, but not difficult at all. Very pretty woods with lots of rhododendron.

There are actually 2 trailheads. If you begin at the entrance that has a trail back to the lodge across the road, which means you will take the trail counter clockwise, it is a much easier incline to the top. The entrance just about a half-block up the road takes you clockwise and is steep uphill and challenging. We hiked it at the beginning of the fall and it was like walking through a jungle.

This was a strenuous trail and not well marked. I gave it four starts due to the poor trail marking.

6 months ago

Moderate to hard trail with amazing scenery including rock staircases, mature forest, and a really cool arch that runs along side a small stream. This trail has some pretty steep and long inclines that are slick and should not be used by inexperience hikers.

Not what I expected

Narrow path, wear appropriate shoes. Total loop is 1 mile. “Falls” are probably more dramatic after a rain.

Scenic trail with relaxing water sounds along the way up to the falls. I walked the loop clockwise and enjoyed the falls early in the hike. A fair amount of elevation increase going this way.
Definitely one not to miss!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The trail is moderately difficult and would be challenging at times for someone that may have difficulty keeping balance. This trail provides great exercise and a pretty view of a waterfall. For anyone wanting the fastest way to the falls I posted a picture of the entrance you should take. Happy Hiking everyone

Sunday, August 27, 2017

We parked by the zip line start and did this as a 1.8 mile lollipop with three young children. It's not cardio difficult but there is a fair amount of tree roots, rocks, and little steps. There were a lot of little bridges and caves along the way, along with some platforms and benches. The falls are on the west side of the loop so counterclockwise with a lunch stop at the falls made sense. All shaded. Light traffic.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

It's absolutely beautiful! Very clear streams and a lot of little bridges along the way. Once we got to the water fall, we rested and turned around and went back the same way. A lot of tree piles along the way as well.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A great trail to hike on but the water fall had very little water running over.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Not for children/inexperienced hikers. Great for a workout and solitude. Steep stonecases and charming rock footbridges lead you through forest with gorgeous old trees and wild flowers. Features an arch, a creek to cool off and turns around at a nice picnic area/amphitheater.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Awesome but strenuous.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Was quite wet and muddy due to the recent rains. Def wear hiking boots and take a stick or pole.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Loved this hike! A little hard for my daughter who had knee surgery last year and she's 13. But all in all a good workout for sure. The water was a little low but still just an awesome sight to see and very peaceful.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

This is a great hike. Very strenuous going all the way to chain rock but worth it. Easy coming back down.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

After my hike at Chained Rock Trail. I went to HM Trail before the spring forecast for a tornado. This is a nice trail that contains lots of ups and downs along the route. Trail is welled marked and cleared of downed trees.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The path is absolutely gorgeous! Walking along the stream adds so much to this hike!! Definitely watch your step though, it's mostly uphill/downhill.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Very nice trail, falls was pretty. many down trees and zip line overhead.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Beautiful from start to finish... I feel the rating should be rated EASY. Can't wait to walk it again.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Cool little hike with a great laid trail. I would probably disagree with it rated moderate, because it is more on the easy side.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Nice, pretty hike. Fairly easy and the kids enjoyed it. Lots of neat caves and places to explore.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!! Even in he winter.

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