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1,127 mi 1,813 km of trail 45 Recommended Routes

Gems 7 Gems Easy Trails 120 Trails Intermediate Trails 287 Trails Hard Trails 46 Trails
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gem Favorite Visitors learn about Mammoth Cave from a ranger in the Broadway section of the cave.

Mammoth Cave Guided Tours

(26) Brownsv…, KY
gem Favorite Sunrise from Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge

(13) Campton, KY
gem Favorite Crack in the Rock

Crack in the Rock

(2) Stearns, KY
gem Favorite View from inside the Sand Cave.

Sand Cave

(6) Loyall, KY
gem Favorite The Cedar Sinks Trail explores interesting rock formations and crevices.

Cedar Sink

(13) Brownsv…, KY
gem Favorite Locomotive No. 4 is the only remaining engine from the Mammoth Cave Railroad. | Copyright James St. John (goo.gl/71SzIw) under CC BY-2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/) Photo was unchanged.

Engine No. 4

(5) Brownsv…, KY
gem Favorite View of 715 dead in front with 77 veering off to the left, the Red River is just to the right of 715.

Tarr Ridge West Overlook

(3) Frenchburg, KY

Recommended Routes in Kentucky - 32

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Favorite View of Courthouse Rock from Auxier Ridge near Haystack Rock
Intermediate/Difficult

Auxier - Courthouse Loop

4.8 mi 7.7 km 669' Up 203.81 m Up 669' Down 203.91 m Down

Stanton, KY
Favorite Across the gorge.
Difficult

Hanson's Point Loop

9.7 mi 15.6 km 1,782' Up 543.2 m Up 1,782' Down 543.13 m Down

Frenchburg, KY
Favorite Yahoo Falls cascades over the trail tucked into the shelter of the cave.
Intermediate

Yahoo Falls Loop

1.1 mi 1.7 km 176' Up 53.5 m Up 176' Down 53.51 m Down

Whitley…, KY
Favorite View of Chimney Top overlook from across the valley
Easy/Intermediate

Chimney Top Trail #235

0.6 mi 1.0 km 58' Up 17.57 m Up 58' Down 17.64 m Down

Frenchburg, KY
Favorite "Boulder Ridge" features many such large rocks and cliffs.
Difficult

Perry Park Trail System - 4 Mile Loop

4.6 mi 7.4 km 911' Up 277.56 m Up 911' Down 277.69 m Down

Hazard, KY
Favorite A sturdy bridge aids your passage along the trail.
Intermediate

Harrods Creek Park

3.6 mi 5.8 km 281' Up 85.57 m Up 281' Down 85.74 m Down

Prospect, KY
Favorite Bear Creek Loop Trail
Intermediate

Bear Creek Loop

6.9 mi 11.1 km 455' Up 138.81 m Up 510' Down 155.41 m Down

Dover, TN
Favorite View of Swift Camp Creek from the trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Swift Camp Creek to Wildcat Trail Loop

5.3 mi 8.6 km 624' Up 190.21 m Up 625' Down 190.42 m Down

Campton, KY

Trails in Kentucky - 408

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1.3 mi 2.1 km #1Rock Bridge Trail #207
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
Campton, KY 20 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #2Double Arch Trail #201
Intermediate
Stanton, KY
Intermediate
Stanton, KY 19 
2.0 mi 3.2 km #3Auxier Ridge Trail #204
Intermediate
Stanton, KY
Intermediate
Stanton, KY 17 
0.8 mi 1.4 km #4Hanson's Point Spur
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
Campton, KY 12 
1.1 mi 1.8 km #5Echo River Springs Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Brownsville, KY
Easy/Intermediate
Brownsville, KY
9.1 mi 14.6 km #6Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 27
Difficult
Corbin, KY
Difficult
Corbin, KY
1.6 mi 2.5 km #7Limestone Gorge Trail
Intermediate
Mount Washington, KY
Intermediate
Mount Washington, KY
1.1 mi 1.8 km #8Tioga Falls
Intermediate
Fort Knox, KY
Intermediate
Fort Knox, KY
1.5 mi 2.5 km #9Eagle Falls Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Whitley City, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
Whitley City, KY 13 
26.7 mi 42.9 km #10Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail: Birch Knob Section
Difficult
Pikeville, KY
Difficult
Pikeville, KY
0.7 mi 1.1 km #11Valley of the Giants Trail
Easy
Jeffersontown, KY
Easy
Jeffersontown, KY
2.1 mi 3.4 km #12Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail: Fenton to English Hill
Intermediate
Benton, KY
Intermediate
Benton, KY
7.3 mi 11.7 km #13Marble Yard - Furnace Road
Intermediate/Difficult
Irvine, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
Irvine, KY
5.8 mi 9.4 km #14Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 28
Intermediate
Whitley City, KY
Intermediate
Whitley City, KY
7.9 mi 12.7 km #15Rough Trail #221
Difficult
Campton, KY
Difficult
Campton, KY 13 
1.0 mi 1.7 km #16Sleepy Hollow Trail
Intermediate
Park Hills, KY
Intermediate
Park Hills, KY
2.5 mi 4.0 km #17Cherokee Park Scenic Loop
Intermediate
Saint Matthews, KY
Intermediate
Saint Matthews, KY
6.0 mi 9.6 km #18Sand Gap Trail
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
Campton, KY
1.5 mi 2.4 km #19Buck Trail #226
Difficult
Campton, KY
Difficult
Campton, KY
2.5 mi 4.0 km #20Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 15 (N)
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
Campton, KY

Photos of Kentucky - 582

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High Rock sunrise
Oct 15, 2017 near Whitesburg, KY
Cumberland Falls in the autumn.
Jun 23, 2017 near Whitley…, KY
Sunrise from Natural Bridge
Jul 6, 2015 near Campton, KY
Visitors learn about Mammoth Cave from a ranger in the Broadway section of the cave.
Jun 1, 2017 near Brownsv…, KY
An unnamed waterfall below the trail on Swift Camp Creek
Jul 9, 2015 near Campton, KY
Visitors enjoy the narrow passage of Thanksgiving Hall in Mammoth Cave. Photo credit: NPS Photo.
Jun 1, 2017 near Brownsv…, KY
Path down to Smokey Bridge
May 7, 2018 near Olive Hill, KY
Crazy Creek
Aug 27, 2018 near Frankfort, KY