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Recommended Routes in Western Kentucky - 3

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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 One of a handful of bridges that you'll encounter on the North-South trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

North-South Trail (North Section)

29.9 mi 48.2 km 3,362' Up 1024.65 m Up 3,145' Down 958.56 m Down

Calvert…, KY
Favorite Remote parking for Heritage Trail
Intermediate

Hillman Heritage National Recreation Trail

5.8 mi 9.3 km 704' Up 214.71 m Up 706' Down 215.12 m Down

Calvert…, KY

Western Kentucky Hiking

  • 165 Miles 266 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 17 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 28 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in Western Kentucky - 43

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2.1 mi 3.4 km #1Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail: Fenton to English Hill
Intermediate
Benton, KY
Intermediate
Benton, KY
2.3 mi 3.7 km #2Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail: Golden Pond to Meredith
Intermediate
Cadiz, KY
Intermediate
Cadiz, KY
2.1 mi 3.4 km #3Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail: English Hill to Golden Pond
Intermediate
Cadiz, KY
Intermediate
Cadiz, KY
2.0 mi 3.2 km #4Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail: Meredith to Sunset
Intermediate
Cadiz, KY
Intermediate
Cadiz, KY
2.3 mi 3.8 km #5Mantle Rock Loop Trail
Intermediate
Smithland, KY
Intermediate
Smithland, KY
2.4 mi 3.8 km #6Back Country Trail
Difficult
Henderson, KY
Difficult
Henderson, KY
10.6 mi 17.1 km #7Land Between the Lakes Canal Loop
Intermediate
Calvert City, KY
Intermediate
Calvert City, KY 11 
3.1 mi 5.0 km #8Pickett Loop Trail
Intermediate
Dover, TN
Intermediate
Dover, TN
0.6 mi 1.0 km #9Wilderness Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Henderson, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
Henderson, KY
1.8 mi 2.8 km #10Devil's Backbone Trail
Intermediate
Dover, TN
Intermediate
Dover, TN

Photos of Western Kentucky - 36

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Mantle Rock Kentucky.
Jan 25, 2016 near Smithland, KY
This is a picture of Vicker's Bay from the North/South Trail.
Apr 19, 2021 near Benton, KY
An awesome view of Kentucky Lake from the trail.
Nov 26, 2018 near Calvert…, KY
Wilderness Lake at end of trail.
Aug 24, 2019 near Henderson, KY
Bear Creek Loop Trail
Mar 16, 2019 near Dover, TN
A foggy morning resulted in lots of pretty sunbeams.
Nov 26, 2018 near Calvert…, KY
Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail
Dec 2, 2017 near Cadiz, KY
Spring hike.
Sep 5, 2017 near Dawson…, KY