Hiking Kentucky Guide Book

by Michael H. Brown, Revised by Carrie L. Stambaugh (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Kentucky  by Michael H. Brown, Revised by Carrie L. Stambaugh

368pp/maps/photos/elev charts
ISBN: 9781493012565

From old country roads to dense forest paths, Kentucky boasts more than 1,500 miles of marked and maintained trails. Local hiker Michael Brown describes 80 of the best hikes throughout the state from 1-mile nature hikes to multi-day backpacking in this revision of the guidebook.

© 2016 Michael H Brown, Revised by Carrie L Stambaugh/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Hiking Kentucky" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 82.
... Preview: The bare-rock crest of Pine Mountain provides spectacular vistas to the north.You also visit a 60-foot waterfall on this walk through a little-known preserve on the state’s southeastern edge. The 2,63 ... From the guidebook "Hiking Kentucky"
Whitesburg, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.2
... Preview: Cypress swamps and open fields combine to make this a lovely hiking area in the spring and fall. From the guidebook "Hiking Kentucky"
La Center, KY - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: Five different overlooks connected by this moderate ridgeline trail provides striking views of rolling central Kentucky farmland.This is a great hike for a clear, sunny day and appropriate for familie ... From the guidebook "Hiking Kentucky"
Berea, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.6
... Preview: Deer, wildflowers, and a good number of ups and downs are your companions on this long day hike across quiet ridgetops and hollows in a handsome hardwood forest. From the guidebook "Hiking Kentucky"
Louisville, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.8
... Preview: This excursion on the west side of the Big South Fork gorge ends at a 90-foot-high waterfall and a ravine full of rhododendrons and ferns. From the guidebook "Hiking Kentucky"
Whitley City, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.2
... Preview: This leisurely hike along a serene stretch of the Cumberland River upstream of the falls includes a number of attractive riverside spots. The Cumberland River above the falls is wide, smooth, and p ... From the guidebook "Hiking Kentucky"
Corbin, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.3
... Preview: On this hike you walk along the rim of the Big South Fork gorge and visit a re-created coal-mining camp. Because the tour of Blue Heron is self-guided, how much time you spend there is entirely up to ... From the guidebook "Hiking Kentucky"
Whitley City, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.6
... Preview: Cross the Beaver Creek Wilderness from one ridgetop to another, crossing the Beaver Creek as it winds toward the Cumberland River. This hike takes you from Bowman Ridge on the west side of the Beaver ... From the guidebook "Hiking Kentucky"
Somerset, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: Breathtaking views into the 1,000-foot-deep gorge known as the Breaks is the key reward of this hike. You also walk along the fast-moving stream that made the gorge eons ago. The park is in both stat ... From the guidebook "Hiking Kentucky"
Elkhorn City, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: This hike climbs from a creek bottom up to the ridgetop, then levels out as it approaches a large, graceful arch just north of the Tennessee line. From the guidebook "Hiking Kentucky"
Whitley City, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: This long day hike or one-night backpack in Land Between The Lakes takes you along the shoreline of upper Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley and to the canal that connects the two large reservoirs. From the guidebook "Hiking Kentucky"
Calvert City, KY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.8
... Preview: A secluded creek in the Daniel Boone National Forest, this hike passes several pretty streamside spots perfect for wading. Cane Creek, a tributary of the Rockcastle River, is a lazy little stream line ... From the guidebook "Hiking Kentucky"
London, KY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: A stone arch and ridgetop overlook are the chief features of this easy walk in the Daniel Boone National Forest. The overlook makes a great spot for lunch. Two centuries ago this part of Kentucky was ... From the guidebook "Hiking Kentucky"
Morehead, KY - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: The caves beneath Kentucky’s Carter County have been drawing visitors for a long, long time. Early settlers extracted raw materials from them, and for decades their exploration has been a source of re ... From the guidebook "Hiking Kentucky"
Olive Hill, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.3
... Preview: The shoreline of Cave Run Lake, with spots for wading or swimming if you don’t mind a rocky beach, is the highlight of this hike. A fire tower along the trail, once offering hikers a 360-degree view, ... From the guidebook "Hiking Kentucky"
Morehead, KY - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.5
... Preview: Fields and wooded areas full of birds, small game, and flowering plants are the attractions of this do-it-yourself hiking area.There are no established trails; you compose your own route on mowed path ... From the guidebook "Hiking Kentucky"
Richmond, KY - Hiking,Horseback Riding
... Preview: Follow a lovely wooded trail past a natural arch to an unusual lookout near the top of Pine Mountain. From the guidebook "Hiking Kentucky"
Pineville, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: Enjoy a mix of open fields and wooded areas, plus a stop at a small pond, on this easy walk—an especially good one for young children. From the guidebook "Hiking Kentucky"
Frankfort, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: You get a magnificent view of the Mississippi River, and take in some impressive Civil War earthworks, on this little hike at the state’s western tip. From the guidebook "Hiking Kentucky"
Columbus, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.7
... Preview: A commanding ridgetop view of the Red River Gorge and an unusual rock arch are the chief rewards of this hike. Courthouse Rock, a boulder the size of an office building, is one of the landmarks of the ... From the guidebook "Hiking Kentucky"
Slade, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.2