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482 mi 776 km of trail 30 Featured Hikes

Gems 4 Gems Easy Trails 141 Trails Intermediate Trails 75 Trails Hard Trails 8 Trails
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Featured Hikes in Central Kentucky - 17

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Favorite Yahoo Falls cascades over the trail tucked into the shelter of the cave.

Yahoo Falls Loop

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

Singletrack Whitley City, KY

( 8 )
Favorite A sturdy bridge aids your passage along the trail.

Harrods Creek Park

3.6 mi 5.8 km • Loop • 281 ft Ascent 85.57 m Ascent

Singletrack Prospect, KY

( 3 )
Favorite Penitentiary Branch

Holly Trail Loop, Shortcut, and Osage Trail

2.5 mi 4.0 km • Point to Point • 392 ft Ascent 119.37 m Ascent

Singletrack Frankfort, KY

( 1 )
Favorite 1800s homestead located at Freeman Lake park. About the 6 mile mark.

Freeman Lake Loop

7.3 mi 11.8 km • Loop • 136 ft Ascent 41.44 m Ascent

Singletrack Elizabethtown, KY

( 3 )
Favorite Visitors enjoy the narrow passage of Thanksgiving Hall in Mammoth Cave. Photo credit: NPS Photo.

Mammoth Cave Visitor Center Loop

6.5 mi 10.4 km • Loop • 831 ft Ascent 253.4 m Ascent

Singletrack Brownsville, KY

( 5 )
Favorite The beautiful Cherokee Park!

Cherokee Park Loop

5.0 mi 8.1 km • Loop • 309 ft Ascent 94.08 m Ascent

Singletrack Saint Matthews, KY

( 11 )
Favorite Photo taken from the observation deck on the Turnhole Bend Trail in May 2016.

Turnhole Bend Nature Trail

0.6 mi 0.9 km • Loop • 125 ft Ascent 38.24 m Ascent

Singletrack Brownsville, KY

( 7 )
Favorite First Creek Lake

First Creek Trail

6.7 mi 10.8 km • Point to Point • 645 ft Ascent 196.65 m Ascent

Singletrack Brownsville, KY

( 3 )

Trails in Central Kentucky - 194

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1.1 mi 1.8 km #1 Echo River Springs Trail
Brownsville, KY
1.1 mi 1.8 km Brownsville, KY
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9.1 mi 14.6 km #2 Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 27
Corbin, KY
9.1 mi 14.6 km Corbin, KY
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0.7 mi 1.1 km #3 Valley of the Giants Trail
Jeffersontown, KY
0.7 mi 1.1 km Jeffersontown, KY
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5.8 mi 9.4 km #4 Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 28
Whitley City, KY
5.8 mi 9.4 km Whitley City, KY
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1.6 mi 2.5 km #5 Limestone Gorge Trail
Mount Washington, KY
1.6 mi 2.5 km Mount Washington, KY
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1.5 mi 2.5 km #6 Eagle Falls Trail
Whitley City, KY
1.5 mi 2.5 km Whitley City, KY
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Muddy
77 days ago
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2.7 mi 4.4 km #7 Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 26 South
North Corbin, KY
2.7 mi 4.4 km North Corbin, KY
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0.9 mi 1.5 km #8 Karst Climb Trail
Mount Washington, KY
0.9 mi 1.5 km Mount Washington, KY
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3.7 mi 5.9 km #9 Possum Run
Elizabethtown, KY
3.7 mi 5.9 km Elizabethtown, KY
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2.1 mi 3.5 km #10 Elizabethtown Sport Park Perimeter Trail
Elizabethtown, KY
2.1 mi 3.5 km Elizabethtown, KY
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1.1 mi 1.8 km #11 Big Dig
Elizabethtown, KY
1.1 mi 1.8 km Elizabethtown, KY
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0.4 mi 0.7 km #12 Cliffside Loop Trail
Whitley City, KY
0.4 mi 0.7 km Whitley City, KY
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0.7 mi 1.1 km #13 7 Dwarves
Elizabethtown, KY
0.7 mi 1.1 km Elizabethtown, KY
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0.6 mi 1.0 km #14 Downhill Switchbacks
Elizabethtown, KY
0.6 mi 1.0 km Elizabethtown, KY
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1.0 mi 1.7 km #15 Osage
Frankfort, KY
1.0 mi 1.7 km Frankfort, KY
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1.0 mi 1.5 km #16 Holly
Frankfort, KY
1.0 mi 1.5 km Frankfort, KY
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5.1 mi 8.3 km #17 Rockcastle Narrows East Trail #401
North Corbin, KY
5.1 mi 8.3 km North Corbin, KY
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Dry: Pay special attention to the stream crossing at the bend in the Rockcastle River. The trail is not blazed at the crossing.
53 days ago
1.1 mi 1.8 km #18 Tioga Falls
Fort Knox, KY
1.1 mi 1.8 km Fort Knox, KY
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4.0 mi 6.4 km #19 Red Trail
Nicholasville, KY
4.0 mi 6.4 km Nicholasville, KY
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6.6 mi 10.7 km #20 Siltstone Trail
Fairdale, KY
6.6 mi 10.7 km Fairdale, KY
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