Explore the most popular 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.

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super nice winter hike. cliff lines were layered with icicles, frozen waterfall, & snow covered trail added to beauty

Absolutely gorgeous at the top! Didn’t want to leave.

Winding Stair is very lightly traveled, last time I was in the area, it was poorly signed as well.
The entire Rockcastle Narrows/Sheltowee loop is very isolated, and does have a creepy feel to it. I hiked towards VanHook from FR 119 last october and found quite a bit of bear scat and ripped up stumps along VanHook Branch.

Perfect trails to hike with your dog.

Love this trail!! You can see the lake almost the entire hike.

Great workout with several incline/declines. We hiked in the snow...glad we brought our poles!

Awesome trail! A sassy cat followed us up to west pinnacle and Indian fort lookout and then followed another group of hikers back up as we were heading down. I hope he got back home to the berea auditorium!!!

nice easy trail. beautiful waterfalls along the way. the river was Crystal clear.

one of my Favorite sections of the Parklands ! Took my nephew who is 8 we stopped a lot but he loved it

Very scenic. Lots to see if you really look. The low grounds in the summer are nice. The views from the cliffs are beautiful. Not too difficult at all. Trail not marked too well for the walk back from Courthouse Rock.

We did an out and back to the arch as it was getting dark. Pleasant trail fairly level until the stairs to the arch. Will go back and complete the loop at another time.

Great for kiddos!

Excellent short Trail to do in the winter after a cold spell. When the waterfall would be frozen, also great in the fall for the wildflowers. But I do wish the individuals with spray paint would have an extremely bad year.

Nice quick trails for a short break from the city

My favorite place in Johnson Co.

Beautiful trail with some awesome creek access.

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9 days ago

A huge rock with a huge chain on it... pretty neat. Good trail with some awesome scenery at the end.

Very clean and peaceful trail. Not very busy. A little elevation gain but still an easy trail.

hiking
9 days ago

Cool hike through an old growth forest to see incredible views from a rock out cropping.

Very easy trail. More of a service road. Worth going to just to be on the highest point in KY. Beautiful scenery, especially to the south.

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