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Gems in Central Kentucky - 4

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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

(31) Brownsv…, KY
gem Favorite Crack in the Rock

Crack in the Rock

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

Cedar Sink

(17) 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

(6) Brownsv…, KY

Recommended Routes in Central Kentucky - 16

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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 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 Morgans Cave
Easy/Intermediate

Jeffreys Cliffs Lower Trails

1.8 mi 2.9 km 269' Up 81.88 m Up 265' Down 80.81 m Down

Hawesville, 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 Visitors learn about Mammoth Cave from a ranger in the Broadway section of the cave.
Intermediate

Mammoth Cave Visitor Center Loop

6.5 mi 10.4 km 831' Up 253.4 m Up 831' Down 253.41 m Down

Brownsv…, KY
Favorite The beautiful Cherokee Park!
Intermediate

Cherokee Park Loop

5.0 mi 8.1 km 309' Up 94.08 m Up 311' Down 94.83 m Down

Saint M…, KY
Favorite Photo taken from the observation deck on the Turnhole Bend Trail in May 2016.
Easy/Intermediate

Turnhole Bend Nature Trail

0.6 mi 0.9 km 125' Up 38.24 m Up 125' Down 38.1 m Down

Brownsv…, KY
Favorite First Creek Lake
Intermediate

First Creek Trail

6.7 mi 10.8 km 645' Up 196.65 m Up 649' Down 197.93 m Down

Brownsv…, KY
Favorite Sheltowee Trace
Intermediate

Sheltowee Trace NRT - Section 24 South

2.7 mi 4.3 km 339' Up 103.39 m Up 339' Down 103.33 m Down

London, KY

Central Kentucky Hiking

  • 794 Miles 1,278 Kilometers of Trail
  • 24 Recommended Routes
  • 4 Gems Gems
  • 82 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 141 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 18 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Central Kentucky - 217

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1.1 mi 1.8 km #1Tioga Falls
Intermediate
Fort Knox, KY
Intermediate
Fort Knox, KY 10 
1.5 mi 2.5 km #2Eagle Falls Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Whitley City, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
Whitley City, KY 13 
0.7 mi 1.1 km #3Valley of the Giants Trail
Easy
Jeffersontown, KY
Easy
Jeffersontown, KY
2.5 mi 4.0 km #4Cherokee Park Scenic Loop
Intermediate
Saint Matthews, KY
Intermediate
Saint Matthews, KY
5.1 mi 8.3 km #5Rockcastle Narrows East Trail #401
Intermediate/Difficult
North Corbin, KY
Intermediate/Difficult
North Corbin, KY
0.9 mi 1.5 km #6Karst Climb Trail
Intermediate
Mount Washington, KY
Intermediate
Mount Washington, KY
2.7 mi 4.4 km #7Sheltowee Trace NRT: Section 26 South
Difficult
North Corbin, KY
Difficult
North Corbin, KY
2.6 mi 4.2 km #8Black Willow Trail
Intermediate
Jeffersontown, KY
Intermediate
Jeffersontown, KY
1.0 mi 1.5 km #9Holly
Intermediate
Frankfort, KY
Intermediate
Frankfort, KY
2.1 mi 3.5 km #10Elizabethtown Sport Park Perimeter Trail
Easy
Elizabethtown, KY
Easy
Elizabethtown, KY

Photos of Central Kentucky - 380

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Cumberland Falls in the autumn.
Jun 23, 2017 near Whitley…, KY
Visitors learn about Mammoth Cave from a ranger in the Broadway section of the cave.
Jun 1, 2017 near Brownsv…, KY
Visitors enjoy the narrow passage of Thanksgiving Hall in Mammoth Cave. Photo credit: NPS Photo.
Jun 1, 2017 near Brownsv…, KY
Crazy Creek
Aug 27, 2018 near Frankfort, KY
Creek crossings are best with style.
Feb 21, 2017 near Brownsv…, KY
On the boardwalk through the trees.
May 26, 2016 near Brownsv…, KY
Cumberland Falls
Dec 12, 2018 near Whitley…, KY
The Green River flows peacefully by the Turnhole Bend Trail. Photo credit: NPS Photo.
Jun 1, 2017 near Brownsv…, KY