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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

(37) Brownsv…, 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 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 - 14

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Favorite A sturdy bridge aids your passage along the trail.
Intermediate Intermediate

Harrods Creek Park

3.6 mi 5.8 km 281' Up 85.57 m Up 281' Down 85.74 m Down

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

Freeman Lake Loop

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

Elizabe…, KY
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Favorite Visitors learn about Mammoth Cave from a ranger in the Broadway section of the cave.
Intermediate 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
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Favorite Photo taken from the observation deck on the Turnhole Bend Trail in May 2016.
Easy/Intermediate 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
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Favorite The beautiful Cherokee Park!
Intermediate 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
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Favorite First Creek Lake
Intermediate Intermediate

First Creek Trail

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

Brownsv…, KY
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Favorite Creek crossings are best with style.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Sal Hollow & Buffalo Creek Loop

10.8 mi 17.4 km 863' Up 263.15 m Up 885' Down 269.69 m Down

Brownsv…, KY
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Favorite Expect these to be typical trail conditions at JMF.
Intermediate 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
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Central Kentucky Hiking

  • 346 Miles 557 Kilometers of Trail
  • 14 Recommended Routes
  • 4 Gems Gems
  • 95 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 151 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 15 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Central Kentucky - 247

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6.6 mi 10.7 km #1Siltstone Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Fairdale, KY
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Fairdale, KY 10 
1.1 mi 1.8 km #2Tioga Falls
Intermediate Intermediate
Fort Knox, KY
Intermediate Intermediate
Fort Knox, KY 11 
0.6 mi 1.0 km #3Two Springs Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Brownsville, KY
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Brownsville, KY
0.7 mi 1.1 km #4Valley of the Giants Trail
Easy Easy
Jeffersontown, KY
Easy Easy
Jeffersontown, KY
1.0 mi 1.5 km #5Holly
Intermediate Intermediate
Frankfort, KY
Intermediate Intermediate
Frankfort, KY
2.5 mi 4.0 km #6Cherokee Park Scenic Loop
Intermediate Intermediate
Saint Matthews, KY
Intermediate Intermediate
Saint Matthews, KY
0.9 mi 1.5 km #7Karst Climb Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Mount Washington, KY
Intermediate Intermediate
Mount Washington, KY
2.1 mi 3.5 km #8Elizabethtown Sport Park Perimeter Trail
Easy Easy
Elizabethtown, KY
Easy Easy
Elizabethtown, KY
2.6 mi 4.2 km #9Black Willow Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Jeffersontown, KY
Intermediate Intermediate
Jeffersontown, KY
0.3 mi 0.5 km #10Morgans Cave
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Hawesville, KY
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Hawesville, KY

Photos of Central Kentucky - 412

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Creek crossings are best with style.
Feb 21, 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
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
Crazy Creek
Aug 27, 2018 near Frankfort, KY
Cumberland Falls
Dec 12, 2018 near Whitley…, KY
View from the trail
May 4, 2022 near Shepher…, KY
View from the trail
May 4, 2022 near Shepher…, KY

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