Honker Lake

Calvert City, Kentucky 42029

Honker Lake

Honker Lake Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This day hike in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area follows the wooded shoreline of Honker Lake, a small reservoir adjacent to Lake Barkley that was created to attract geese and ducks.

Shaped in a long, thin rectangle, this 170,000-acre tract stretches from Kentucky into Tennessee and has 300 miles of shoreline. In addition to a multitude of boat-launch facilities and campgrounds, it offers 200 miles of hiking trails, some of which are shared with mountain bikers and equestrians. Be aware that LBL is notorious for its robust crop of ticks from March through October. Hikers are urged to wear long pants and apply tick repellent. For backpacking in LBL, we recommend the North/South Trail hike and the Canal Loop hike. The Honker Lake hike is for visitors who don’t have the time or inclination for an overnight trip but want to see a pleasant stretch of lakefront."

Honker Lake Trip Reports

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5/30/2009
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this hike. The potential monotony of the thick woods was broken up by a couple of fields, a few streams, and the gorgeous lakes. We saw plenty of wildlife: frogs, turtles, cranes, and even a black snake. We will probably come back with our kids to do the shorter trail at the same location as well as taking advantage of the nature center.
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12/8/2008
Its a good day hike with easy elevation and good views.
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5/21/2006
Honker trail is an easy 4-5 mile hike along a heavily wooded path in the Land Between the Lakes Park. The trail is marked well, generally clear of obstacles, and it follows the shoreline of the lake at several points. The south trail is currently closed (May 2006) because the park service has not got around to repairing the bridges that cross bodies of water. This makes the loop impossible to complete and a turn around at the dam a necessity.

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Trail Information

Calvert City
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
4.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
3 hours
Duration
Spring and Fall
Season
USDA Forest Service at Golden Pond, (270) 924-2000 or (800) 525-7077, www.LandBetweenTheLakes.us
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