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


13 days ago

Nice little trail. Super easy, which was great for my younger children.

Good trail. My mileage was closer to 10.9.

rating it a 3 because I thought I would see the view in the picture. I had only forest views. although it is June, so perhaps the views are only visible in winter/fall (there were only a few trees in the way at the top). without a view at the top, it was really just a path to nothing and then the same path back out. I was still able to catch the sunset at the beach at the campground, so all is good. Seems like a nice place to camp so far.

Great hike with awesome views of the lake!

To all commentaries if you don’t like the trails due to horse use then do not use trails where horses are allowed. Unfortunately there are a few elements that leave messes but they are not always horse people. My wife and I usually pack out garbage that others have left... including garbage from hikers.

Recent maintenance work on the trail by the USFS has made a big improvement.

Not terrible. I hiked it in the rain and the horses have beat it down pretty well. There are some decent views of the lake but it is mostly just a stroll through the woods. It’s long but there are no big hills. Expect mediocre views of the lake and no technical climbing or heart pumping hills.

8 months ago

Very scenic and peaceful.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Decent trail it is open to horses so there's a lot of bogs from the horses. 10 mile loop with the new part including part of the shendowee trace. What bothered me more was at the horse tie up there were a lot of garbage left behind and several beer cans along the trail. Beautiful along the lake area.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

horrible. Just a reallly bad walk along beach. the beach is covered in dead trees. You have to constantly step over them. also see trash that people left behind. horrible trail

Sunday, June 04, 2017

The area is very pretty, with views of the lake. But, it was absolutely destroyed from horses riding the trail. The horse tracks made it impossible to actually walk on the trail, which resulted in trying to walk on the sides of the trail and/or through the woods. Would have been an easy hike otherwise. Also, came out covered in seed ticks. Highest amount of ticks of all of the many trails I've hiked this year.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Did about 3 miles of it. Very overgrown and dirty. Poorly maintained. Wouldn't recommend

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Nice trail, and views of the Cave Run Lake.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Great trail, though horses have clearly been on it when they're restricted from it (until mid-May) and so they've made the soft, muddy sections really a mess. Mountain bikers, too, complain, but it's clearly marked no biking so they've no one but themselves to blame. It's clearly NOT suitable for that. But a great hike with some elevation and excellent trail marking. Could use some trail maintenance to remove fallen trees across the trail

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The first half of this trail is best with the lake views.

Agree with some other comments related to the condition of the trail due to horse traffic, but overall, it is not too bad.

We covered the entire loop in about 4 hours with some snack stops.

on Caney Creek Loop Trail

Thursday, December 08, 2016

trail it self has some pretty views of lake, but like others said, its used as a horse trail, lots of muddy spots to bush wack around and poop to avoid stepping in.

mountain biking
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Terrible !
There is absolutely NO Maintence done on trail.
Plus this trail has become house trail.

Ps : there are some good trailsbut I haven't . Them yet

Saturday, February 20, 2016

This trail has the most outstanding view of Cave Run Lake hands down!!

Monday, November 09, 2015

nice fall hike. fairly well marked. It is a trail shared with horseback riders as all say.

mountain biking
Sunday, August 16, 2015

One word describes it all-DON'T. This is the worst trail I've ever been on. According to AllTrails it is a multi use trail. It became very evident that the trail is actually a dedicated horse trail. I wouldn't recommend it for hikers either.

Friday, June 07, 2013

Nice loop trail in the Daniel Boone National Forest. Part of the trail (Caney Run) follows Cave Run Lake and eventually connects to the Sheltowee Trace trail. Used by hikers, mountain bikers, and horses. The Sheltowee Trace section shows considerable damage from horse and bike use. (not criticizing, just stating facts)

Trail is nice in the fall with the changing colors.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Beautiful trail. We took the wrong loop and ended up going 12.5 miles. Oops. Lots of mud and horse muck to dodge.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Quick and easy. Nice views of lake. Trailhead on left as you come up the road from parking lot.

Friday, October 05, 2012

Great views of Cave Run Lake. Started early ad was finished by noon. Lost of horse travel.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

This was a great trail. It's perfect if you want a view of Cave Run Lake and there is lots of tree cover for shade. It took a little longer than 4.5 hours, more like 6 hours if you include breaks. The only downside is that there is a lot of horse travel on this trail, so there is a lot of horse poop you have to navigate around. There is also more litter than I cared to see on a nature hike. It needs to be maintained a little better.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

This is an amazing place to camp. Sites are spaced well with great privacy. Some sites are close to the lake (Cave Run Lake). Modern restrooms with showers on each loop. Usually a camp host on each loop as well. There is a boat ramp, beach, and a little camp store that has firewood and some basic food items. It is a way from town (Salt Lick) so double check everything before you leave home. There is a trail that takes you to an old fire tower. You can't climb up it anymore though. It fell victim to fire and is unsafe. If you like car camping, fishing, hiking, and privacy, Zilpo is the place to experience it.

2 months ago

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