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."