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Was mosquito heaven, water was stagnant, other areas were dry.

Great beginner trail.

great trail for an afternoon hike

Hiked the section from Cumberland Falls to Holly Bay Campground over two days, about 17 miles. Trail was more technical than previous reviews had indicated. Great views and good camping spots, but lots of scrambling, overgrown and poorly maintained areas, a creek crossing, multiple downed trees, rock laden paths, and a large section of narrow trail along a ridge line tilted at a 45 degree angle. Difficult to traverse with a 25-30 lb pack on your back.

Hit this one late fall into work yet for the best views.

A great evening hike. One of the lesser traveled trails in the Gorge area. Good trail to hit if time is limited and introduces one to the Red River Gorge area.

2 days ago

Nicely maintained, well-marked and fairly wide Land Between the Lakes trail. Large, safe parking area. 4/5s of the hike is an enjoyable, but sort of routine, walk in the woods. A lot of spider webs, so grab a stick. I did the loop clockwise. After about 1.25 miles, you emerge onto the shorelines of Lake Barkley and Honker Lake. Nice water views. I saw several deer and beavers. The final two miles look like they could be seasonally marshy, but there are bridges over the inlets and low spots. The entire trail is dry and hard-packed in summer. A few gentle climbs with some improved steps. Nothing technical. Recorded distances vary because of marginally different routes back to the parking lot and/or nature center. Roughly 4.5-4.8 miles r/t. Worth it.

Always a great hike!

Great little hike. The falls at the end depend on how much it rains.

It was a good hike

Very cool short hike

One of my favorite trails all year round! It’s great to get an understanding of the red river gorge’s varying landscape, seeing both high elevation points at double arch and auxier ridge, and low elevation points along the trail. It’s great for dogs too, but bring plenty of water for them during the summer as the ridge can get really hot and you will need some extra water to cool your furfriends down. This is also a great hike for those who enjoy KY native vegetation and seeing all the different types of trees/bushes that cover this land.

We had a good time with our 8, 5 and 3 year old. Probably will do it again soon.

on Wild Hyacinth Trail

4 days ago

Nice hike, crosses the creek several times and has a couple little waterfalls. If you plan to do Chinkapin Trail also watch closely for the trail head. It was not marked when I went.

Nice, clean, peaceful trail. Good for hiking or biking.

The many chest and waist high downed trees on the path made it hard to travel for me and my dog (who I keep on leash the whole time) to travel. It also appeared to have no recent T
travers because the amount of spiders and webs over the trail were excessive. I ended up turning around before the loop because a combination of the downed trees and spiders. spiders everywhere... in my hair, down my shirt, and between the lens of my glasses & my eye was when I gave up. Maybe I would try again in late fall/winter if the path was cleared.

This trail was awesome. was a little populated but the views were totally worth it. I would def recommend checking it out! Daniel Boone is beautiful in general.

Did this trail the day after it rained and it rained while we were on it. extremely muddy with large sections tore up by horses. With only a few short steep inclines I didn't find the trail practically challenging. Some parts aren't well marked and are hard to distinguish had to double back a couple of times. There are some large rock formations that make for good photo ops but for the most part the scenery is sub par.

7 days ago

The hike around the lake was off limits because of concern the dam would break, hence the trail was not well travelled and more difficult than the easy rating. Also rather muddy and prone to one slipping and being injured. Enjoyed the hike despite the gawd awful humidity. My undershirt and polo where sweat soaked as if I had showered in my cloths. ENJOY!

7 days ago

Yahoo is definitely one of my favorite places. The trail is definitely a hike, but its perfect for Fall!

Fun trail! View at top is amazing and there’s usually a dog that will lead the way

trail running
8 days ago

Excellent trail- all paved. Great for beginning and advanced runners. A lot of traffic and people around, so you can feel relatively safe. The only thing I wish they would do is light up the entire trail for those of us who have to go when it’s dark outside. The summer months are good, but if they could just light it up for when the days are shorter.

Was there during Labor Day so it had a theme park feel with all the people. Disappointed by all the trash. View was awesome and lots of places to rest on the way up.

It’s a nice trail, with a lot of side trails that you can distract yourself with. We had a difficult time finding the path at one point, but as long as you don’t mind meandering for a short while it won’t be an issue.

10 days ago

Ticks galore in July. Be careful during these months. All family had seed ticks that took days to recover from the bites. Not for sure the view was worth it....but hey, its hiking!

hilly at times, shady for much of it. the lake definitely has fish. popular as there were several people and dogs. worthy of a morning hike

wonderful nature trail. Saw 2 deer

11 days ago

Beautiful scenery!! Trail was a slight challenge, which I love!

Beautiful views!!! allot of stairs so it's a great cardio with amazing views of Pineville!!

Awesome trail. Very beautiful scenery. Lots of wildlife. An outstanding 1 hour hike

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