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Gems in Kentucky - 7

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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

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

Natural Bridge

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

Crack in the Rock

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

Cedar Sink

(18) Brownsv…, KY
gem Favorite View from inside the Sand Cave.

Sand Cave

(6) Loyall, 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

(5) 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

(6) Brownsv…, KY

Recommended Routes in Kentucky - 41

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Favorite Low Hollow Trail
Intermediate

Low Hollow Trail

2.4 mi 3.8 km 227' Up 69.23 m Up 211' Down 64.31 m Down

Bowling…, KY
Favorite The natural spring at the rear of the property and a fun water crossing.  On the Lost River Cave Trails
Easy/Intermediate

Lost River Cave Trails

1.4 mi 2.2 km 48' Up 14.57 m Up 46' Down 14.13 m Down

Bowling…, KY
Favorite View of Chimney Top overlook from across the valley
Easy

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 Sunrise from Natural Bridge
Difficult

Hood Branch Loop

4.0 mi 6.4 km 635' Up 193.52 m Up 614' Down 187.23 m Down

Campton, KY
Favorite 1800s homestead located at Freeman Lake park. About the 6 mile mark.
Easy/Intermediate

Freeman Lake Loop

7.3 mi 11.8 km 136' Up 41.44 m Up 135' Down 41 m Down

Elizabe…, 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 624' Up 190.21 m Up 625' Down 190.42 m Down

Campton, KY
Favorite Expect these to be typical trail conditions at JMF.
Intermediate

Yost Ridge Lollipop Loop

4.3 mi 6.9 km 511' Up 155.75 m Up 511' Down 155.81 m Down

Fairdale, KY
Favorite Chimney Top greets visitors from across the Sheltowee Trace on the Red River.
Difficult

Sheltowee - Osborne Loop

19.8 mi 31.9 km 2,474' Up 754.15 m Up 2,501' Down 762.45 m Down

Campton, KY
Favorite Buzz Worm Overlook along the Little Shepherd section of the Pine Mountain Trail
Difficult

Little Shepherd Trail

13.7 mi 22.0 km 2,144' Up 653.54 m Up 2,261' Down 689.29 m Down

Cumberland, KY

Kentucky Hiking

  • 1,445 Miles 2,326 Kilometers of Trail
  • 41 Recommended Routes
  • 7 Gems Gems
  • 137 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 333 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 69 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within Kentucky

Trails in Kentucky - 498

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0.4 mi 0.7 km #1Blue Hole Loop
Easy
Bowling Green, KY
Easy
Bowling Green, KY
1.1 mi 1.8 km #2Lost River Cave Greenway Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Bowling Green, KY
Easy/Intermediate
Bowling Green, KY
4.4 mi 7.1 km #3Clyde F. Boyles Greenway Trail
Easy
Paducah, KY
Easy
Paducah, KY
0.2 mi 0.3 km #4King Benson Trail
Intermediate
Henderson, KY
Intermediate
Henderson, KY
0.2 mi 0.4 km #5Scenic View Trail
Difficult
Henderson, KY
Difficult
Henderson, KY
2.4 mi 3.8 km #6Back Country Trail
Difficult
Henderson, KY
Difficult
Henderson, KY
0.6 mi 1.0 km #7Wilderness Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Henderson, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
Henderson, KY
0.6 mi 1.0 km #8Warbler Road Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Henderson, KY
Easy/Intermediate
Henderson, KY
0.9 mi 1.4 km #9Eagle Glen Pet Trail
Difficult
Henderson, KY
Difficult
Henderson, KY
0.6 mi 1.0 km #10Nature Trail and Peck Education Trail
Easy
Paducah, KY
Easy
Paducah, KY

Photos of Kentucky - 665

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Sunrise from Natural Bridge
Jul 6, 2015 near Campton, 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
Visitors learn about Mammoth Cave from a ranger in the Broadway section of the cave.
Jun 1, 2017 near Brownsv…, KY
Cumberland Falls in the autumn.
Jun 23, 2017 near Whitley…, KY
High Rock sunrise
Oct 15, 2017 near Whitesburg, KY
Cumberland Falls
Dec 12, 2018 near Whitley…, KY
View from the trail
May 4, 2022 near Shepher…, KY