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1,098 mi 1,767 km of trail 46 Featured Hikes

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gem Favorite Visitors enjoy the narrow passage of Thanksgiving Hall in Mammoth Cave. Photo credit: NPS Photo.

Mammoth Cave Guided Tours

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

Natural Bridge

(12) 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

(12) 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

(2) Frenchburg, 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

(4) Brownsv…, KY

Featured Hikes in Kentucky - 31

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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 • Loop • 669 ft Ascent 203.81 m Ascent

(41) Stanton, KY
Favorite Across the gorge.
Intermediate/Difficult

Hanson's Point Loop

9.7 mi 15.6 km • Loop • 1,782 ft Ascent 543.2 m Ascent

(11) Frenchburg, KY
Favorite Yahoo Falls cascades over the trail tucked into the shelter of the cave.
Easy/Intermediate

Yahoo Falls Loop

1.1 mi 1.7 km • Loop • 176 ft Ascent 53.5 m Ascent

(8) Whitley…, KY
Favorite "Boulder Ridge" features many such large rocks and cliffs.
Intermediate/Difficult

Perry Park Trail System - 4 Mile Loop

4.6 mi 7.4 km • Loop • 911 ft Ascent 277.56 m Ascent

(3) Hazard, KY
Favorite Bear Creek Loop Trail
Intermediate

Bear Creek Loop

6.9 mi 11.1 km • Loop • 455 ft Ascent 138.81 m Ascent

(2) Dover, TN
Favorite View of Chimney Top overlook from across the valley
Easy

Chimney Top Trail #235

0.6 mi 1.0 km • Loop • 58 ft Ascent 17.57 m Ascent

(15) Frenchburg, KY
Favorite View of Swift Camp Creek from the trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Swift Camp Creek to Wildcat Trail Loop

5.3 mi 8.6 km • Loop • 624 ft Ascent 190.21 m Ascent

(12) Campton, KY
Favorite Sunrise from Natural Bridge
Intermediate/Difficult

Hood Branch Loop

4.0 mi 6.4 km • Point to Point • 635 ft Ascent 193.52 m Ascent

(8) Campton, KY

Trails in Kentucky - 384

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1.3 mi 2.1 km #1Rock Bridge Trail #207
Easy/Intermediate
Campton, KY
Easy/Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.1 km Campton, KY 17 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #2Double Arch Trail #201
Intermediate
Stanton, KY
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.4 km Stanton, KY 16 
0.8 mi 1.4 km #3Hanson's Point Spur
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.4 km Campton, KY 10 
2.0 mi 3.2 km #4Auxier Ridge Trail #204
Intermediate
Stanton, KY
Intermediate
2.0 mi 3.2 km Stanton, KY 13 
1.1 mi 1.8 km #5Echo River Springs Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Brownsville, KY
Easy/Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.8 km Brownsville, KY
9.1 mi 14.6 km #6Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 27
Extremely Difficult
Corbin, KY
Extremely Difficult
9.1 mi 14.6 km Corbin, KY
26.7 mi 42.9 km #7Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail: Birch Knob Section
Difficult
Pikeville, KY
Difficult
26.7 mi 42.9 km Pikeville, KY
2.0 mi 3.2 km #8Courthouse Rock Trail #202
Intermediate
Stanton, KY
Intermediate
2.0 mi 3.2 km Stanton, KY
0.7 mi 1.1 km #9Valley of the Giants Trail
Easy
Jeffersontown, KY
Easy
0.7 mi 1.1 km Jeffersontown, KY
7.3 mi 11.7 km #10Marble Yard - Furnace Road
Intermediate/Difficult
Irvine, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
7.3 mi 11.7 km Irvine, KY
6.7 mi 10.8 km #11Swift Camp Creek Trail #219
Intermediate/Difficult
Campton, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
6.7 mi 10.8 km Campton, KY
5.8 mi 9.4 km #12Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 28
Intermediate
Whitley City, KY
Intermediate
5.8 mi 9.4 km Whitley City, KY
1.6 mi 2.5 km #13Limestone Gorge Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Mount Washington, KY
Easy/Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.5 km Mount Washington, KY
1.5 mi 2.5 km #14Eagle Falls Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Whitley City, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
1.5 mi 2.5 km Whitley City, KY 11 
7.9 mi 12.7 km #15Rough Trail #221
Difficult
Campton, KY
Difficult
7.9 mi 12.7 km Campton, KY 12 
6.0 mi 9.6 km #16Sand Gap Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Campton, KY
Easy/Intermediate
6.0 mi 9.6 km Campton, KY
2.1 mi 3.4 km #17Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail: Fenton to English Hill
Easy/Intermediate
Benton, KY
Easy/Intermediate
2.1 mi 3.4 km Benton, KY
2.3 mi 3.7 km #18Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail: Golden Pond to Meredith
Easy/Intermediate
Cadiz, KY
Easy/Intermediate
2.3 mi 3.7 km Cadiz, KY
2.7 mi 4.4 km #19Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 26 South
Intermediate/Difficult
North Corbin, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
2.7 mi 4.4 km North Corbin, KY
0.9 mi 1.5 km #20Karst Climb Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Mount Washington, KY
Easy/Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.5 km Mount Washington, KY

Photos of Kentucky - 544

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High Rock sunrise
Oct 15, 2017 near Whitesburg, KY
Cumberland Falls in the autumn.
Jun 23, 2017 near Whitley…, KY
The waterfall on the access trail to the Bluffs Campsite is a worthwhile detour on hot days. And the downhill is steep and fast!
May 9, 2016 near Brownsv…, KY
Creek crossings are best with style.
Feb 21, 2017 near Brownsv…, KY
An unnamed waterfall below the trail on Swift Camp Creek
Jul 9, 2015 near Campton, KY
Sunrise from Natural Bridge
Jul 6, 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

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