Trying to find the best Kentucky trails? AllTrails has 612 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 Natural Bridge State Park. Or for some great local park options, check out Berea College Forest or Cherokee Park near Louisville. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 322 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!

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waterfall

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flooded
washed out
4 days ago

The lake is up, so difficult to complete the loop. We turned around and went back. Still had to walk through some shin deep water. Did see one snake (not in water, non-venomous). Have previously hiked this trail when the lake was not up and it’s a very nice loop.

Great trail for kids of all ages.

Great trial for a beginner or someone who prefers short walks. The trail was clear and had variance. It’s not my typical trial but was a great day in the sun with the family enjoying the outdoors.

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no shade
4 days ago

Nice paved trail with pretty views (at least at the horse park end). Plenty of birds. Not much shade so kinda hot for the dogs. TONS of people on bikes flying by super fast. Yikes. We only got as far as the creek before we had to turn back. It would be nice if the creek was cleaned up a little.

lots and lots! of stairs!!! ..it's a great hike. trails in good shape and wide. has railings..and rest points with benches.. beautiful forest setting . outstanding natural bridge at the end of the trails.. multiple ways to take to get to it. kid friendly.. not wheelchair or stroller friendly. sign says no pets! apparently ppl can't read!

Great trail, beautiful small lake.

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closed
muddy
rocky
4 days ago

Unfortunately due to Covid-19 the trail was closed. The parking lot however was full so we continued on anyway with the rest of like minded hikers trying to enjoy the warm weather after a bitter cold winter. Loved the hike but we did not get to finish because the sheriff arrived calling everyone off the trail. I hope to return soon and finish the trail.

hiking
muddy
4 days ago

Had a great time with my dog on this trail. Plenty of small waterfalls and detours to the waterfront. Beautiful!

hiking
bugs
off trail
over grown
4 days ago

Very easy trail with mostly pine needles covering the top trail. Nice ravine with a trickle of water.

hiking
off trail
over grown
4 days ago

it's a pretty nice and scenic trail but unfortunately it is not well marked. It's impossible to follow without the map. A long section is overgrown and covered with briars.

We took trail #1 all the way around. When you are at the trailhead, there are a lot of people around. Once we got to the farthest eastern point of the trail, there was no one. Well marked trail, it looked muddier than it really was. Really enjoyed the views at the top.

This is a nice, easy trail. It was not well marked with markers, but it was obvious. So it was easy to flow. If you follow the driving directions to the trail head, you will be at the Flatwoods boat ramp. But you may not be able to park there once park service is up and running again. The other trail head is at the edge of a parking lot in the Flatwoods picnic area. The picnic area is closed right now (due to COVID-19 pandemic). But you can park at the entrance and walk down to find it. Once it is open again it will be a nice place to end your hike with a picnic.

hiking
4 days ago

Very crowded paved trails. A few wooded trails but none that have any distance to them. Overall a nice park, but don’t expect to be the only ones.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
4 days ago

Trail was nice hiked it with my Girlfriend wanted to check the trail out as it’s in one of the 13 counties my Search and Rescue team cover. Lots of trees down on trail 1 and mud from the horses. Decent hills up to 800ft from 300ft. Trail 4 was easygoing but lots of blowdowns. Trails 2&3 are best if your just looking for a stroll and not a “hike”. I’m overall good experience just lots of down trees.

Great trail! Hiked it, am definitely coming back to ride my bike along.

If you park at the boat ramp parking lot, you have to have a $3 parking day pass (fine is $85 and yes there were rangers patrolling). There is another parking lot for the trail that I don’t think requires a parking pass (not 100% sure on that) but that one is currently closed. We had to go back to the Lakeside market (on the right when you are headed to the trail) and get our day pass. The trail was in good condition and easy to follow. There were some nice beaches where the dogs had a blast swimming in the lake! Bug spray is strongly recommended and make sure to check yourself and your dogs for ticks, they were pretty bad. We did not see any other people on the trail, it was a nice little escape!

hiking
muddy
4 days ago

great trail, however the hill would be considered more than moderate. While I didn't have to scramble, it was a significant climb. There are trail maps at the beginning of the trail, I would recommend grabbing one. However, following trail one and then to number two will get you to the top of Lily mountain.

Not too strenuous but the switch to the pavement in Louisville Loop was less comfortable than the other trails. Lots of mountain bikers to deal with as well.

hiking
muddy
rocky
4 days ago

Absolutely a great hike! Definitely want to come back! As my husband would say, The princess got to see her falls :) loved it!! A little muddy in several spots but definitely worth it.

hiking
rocky
4 days ago

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