Lake Barkley State Resort Park Trail

Cadiz, Kentucky 42211

Lake Barkley State Resort Park Trail

Lake Barkley State Resort Park Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Exploring Kentucky’s largest state park, this hike takes you to a nice spot on the Lake Barkley shoreline and into the surrounding woods. With 3,700 acres, this is the largest park in the state system. It’s also one of the most popular. As the “resort” part of the name suggests, it has plenty of amenities, including a handsome wood-and-glass lodge overlooking Lake Barkley.

So despite the name of one of the park trails—Wilderness Trail—this is not a place for rugged, backcountry hiking. If you want that, go west a few miles to Land Between The Lakes. What this well-maintained park does off er is a stroll through lakeside woods with wildflowers and deer. Recent expansion of the park’s trail system now lets you do this loop route almost entirely on footpaths and, except for one brief segment, avoid
roads."

Lake Barkley State Resort Park Trail Reviews

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12/9/2015
I love this hike. I'm a beginner so this short trail is perfect for me. It has a really nice view of Lake Barkley and has nice wooden walking and even a swinging bridge!
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10/24/2010
My wife and I went on this trail for our anniversary and it did not disappoint. THere was beautiful foliage and it was basically empty. In 5 miles of trails we saw zero other hikers. We stayed at the State Park Lodge and it was very pleasant. They even provided us with a boxed lunch. 100% worth going.
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Trail Information

Cadiz
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
5.6
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
3 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Lake Barkley State Resort Park, (270) 924-1131 or (800) 325-1708
Local Contacts
USGS Canton
Local Maps

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Aug 2018