There are a ton of things to love about being in Kentucky, but high on our list is the access to natural beauty. From scenic overlooks to camping, there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy our state. But, as always, one of our favorite ways to enjoy life here is to get outside and explore — especially on the trails. And this park system in Louisville has quickly become a go-to for us. Here’s what you need to know to take the Humana Grand Allee Trail, one of the best hikes in Kentucky:

The Humana Grand Allee Trail can be found in Beckley Creek Park in Louisville, Kentucky. You can learn all about it, and also view a detailed map, at AllTrails. Remember to practice safe outdoor behavior and always tell someone where you’ll be going before you set off on the trails — safety first!

Looking for more of the best hikes in Kentucky to explore? Here are 12 incredible hikes under five miles we think everyone in Kentucky should take at least once!

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The cityscape of Louisville is so beautiful, and there's a wonderful little hike that leads to what we think is the best view of this gorgeous city. Just 1.2-miles long, the hike to the Iroquois Park Overlook is a short-and-sweet stroll that will have you marveling at the Bluegrass beauty around you -- whether it's fall foliage season, the height of spring blooms, or a frost-tipped winter's day. The hike ends at the Iroquois Park Overlook, one of those iconic places in Kentucky that you must put on your bucket list. Unrivaled views, an accessible trek, stunning natural scenery ... what's not to love?! Of course, Louisville is home to many beautiful trails and outdoor oases, and you can learn about some of our favorites in this article.

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Kentucky is a veritable "choose your own adventure" when it comes to hikes. Whether you're in the mood for some waterfall chasing, an underground cavern adventure, seeking solace from the forest, or looking to experience the state's iconic rock formations, outdoor adventures abound in the Bluegrass State! In terms of superlatives, though, Red River Gorge truly is a bucket-list destination for hikers. This region is home to many natural bridges and arches that are some of the most unique rock formations in the country. Sky Bridge is one of the most accessible of these geological formations, and its eponymous trail is, too. This easy, one-mile trail is mostly paved, making it perfect for anyone looking to experience the splendor of The Grand Canyon of Kentucky.

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