Best trails in Kentucky

31097 Reviews
Trying to find the best Kentucky trails? AllTrails has 619 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Whether you're looking for the best trails in Mammoth Cave National Park or around Louisville, Pine Ridge or Mammoth Cave we've got you covered. If you're looking for great Kentucky state park trails, check out Cumberland Falls State Park. Or for some great local park options, check out Raven Run Park near Lexington or Cherokee Park near Louisville. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 330 easy trails in Kentucky ranging from 0.6 to 52.5 miles and from 282 to 2,654 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Show more
Map of trails in Kentucky
Top trails (619)
#1 - Dog Slaughter Falls Trail
Cumberland Falls State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(497)
Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
NOTE: Road is washed out 2 miles before the beginning of the trail. Dog Slaughter Falls Trail runs parallel to Dog Slaughter Creek through dense stands of hemlock and rhododendron. Near the mouth ofShow more
#2 - Van Hook Falls and Cane Creek Valley
Daniel Boone National Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(403)
Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 43 m
Vanhook Falls, is located in Daniel Boone National Forest, Laurel County, Kentucky. This Sheltowee Trace trek enters the primitive Cane Creek Wildlife Management Area, descending to beautiful Cane CreShow more
#3 - Gray's Arch Trail Loop
Daniel Boone National Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(522)
Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
Note: The road to the trailhead may be closed due to COVID-19 measures. Hiking the loop counter clockwise is suggested since the path down from the escarpment is easier to see going downhill. It's aShow more
#4 - Auxier Ridge Trail to Courthouse Rock
Daniel Boone National Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(408)
Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 23 m
Trail is subject to weather related closures. Please check road and park conditions before setting out for your hike. Show more
#5 - Yahoo Falls Trail
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(283)
Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
Please note that road closures have been reported leading up to this trail. Show more
#6 - Indian Staircase Trail
Daniel Boone National Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(340)
Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 36 m
As of May 2020, users have reported that due to COVID-19, the trailhead parking lot is closed. The Staircase trail is a very special scenic area but the staircase itself is challenging for many. Be wShow more
#7 - Double Arch, Courthouse Rock and Auxier Ridge Loop
Daniel Boone National Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(267)
Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 3 h 4 m
From the trailhead go to double arch and then backtrack for about a half a mile. Then take the turn off for Courthouse Rock, follow it to Hay Stack. Then back to the trailhead. Very little backtrackinShow more
#8 - Bark Camp Trail
Daniel Boone National Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(171)
Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 9 m
The Bark Camp Trail #413 in the Daniel Boone National Forest is located on London Ranger District and it follows the north side of Bark Camp Creek. The trail passes under rock shelters and cliffs. TheShow more
#9 - Tioga Falls Trail
West Point, Kentucky
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(370)
Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 59 m
A small part of the trail is closed at the beginning. You will follow a detour down the road for a little while. About 1/3 of a mile from the trailhead, the trail splits to form the loop. This loop tShow more
#10 - Double Arch Trail
Daniel Boone National Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(215)
Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 10 m
Double Arch Trail is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Stanton, Kentucky that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accesShow more
Showing results 1 - 10 of 619