Kentucky’s country-esque roots offers some wonderful places to go hiking. With this Spring-like weather it’s time to grab your gear and go exploring. Here’s a collection of some of the best hiking spots Kentucky has to offer.
1. Natural Bridge State Resort Park
One of the tops for a reason, hike to the Natural Bridge and witness beautiful overlooks that will take your breathe away in Slade, KY.
2. Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
With over 12 trails to pick from, from Moonbow Trail to Wildflower Loop, this park offers gorgeous views while you trek around in Corbin, KY.
3. Kentucky Down Under
This Australia-themed adventure zoo is a fun place to walk around, where you can get up close and personal with some cuddly animals in Horse Cave, KY. Maybe even explore some caves while you're there.
4. Land Between The Lakes
This 170,000 acre National Recreation Area is part of the peninsula between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley in Golden Pond, KY. You'll truly be surrounded by water on your hiking journeys.
5. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park
This urban park located in Louisville, KY, offers 550 acres of beautiful fields and trails to suite your needs.
6. Taylorsville Lake State Park
This park is 1,200 acres surrounding beautiful horse riding country in Taylorsville, KY.
7. Lake Cumberland State Park
With about 52,000 acres of water and 1,225 miles of shoreline in Somerset, KY, this park has endless possibilities.
8. Bernheim Forest
This Arboretum and Research Forest in Clermont, KY, features all kinds of picturesque gardens and greenery you'll have to stop and take photos of on your journey through their grounds.
9. Devou Park
Located in Ludlow, KY, this park offers a golf-course, multiple playgrounds, picnic shelters and 8 miles of mountain bike trails. This unique place situated between it's urban surroundings offers both city and nature views.
10. Daniel Boone National Forest
This place is one of the most heavily used forests in the south and boosts over 5 million visitors annually in Winchester, KY, that peak your interest enough to go exploring?
11. Raven Run Park
Located near Boone Creek, KY, Raven Run is an excellent hiking spot with plenty of deer habitat to keep your eyes open for.
12. Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park
Located in Burkesville, KY, this park offers water a-plenty and 15 miles of multi-use trails.
13. General Butler State Resort Park
This 30 acre open lake offers over 6 miles of hiking gorgeousness in Carrollton, KY.
14. Green River State Park
This 1,331 acre park in Campbellsville, KY has 28 miles of multi-use trails from beginner to super rugged, Green River has it all.