There are many, many more places to hike in Kentucky, including other state parks as well as public and private lands. Here are just a few.

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

Offers a naturalist guided hike. Hike half of the Pennyrile Nature Trail for a fee. This registration fee includes: transportation, bottle of water, snack and Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park patch. Registered participants also get a 10% discount off park lodging. Trail is 6 miles and is rated difficult.

Contact: Becky Clark (270) 797-3421 or email: RebeccaE.Clark@ky.gov

Carter Caves State Resort Park

7.5 mile loop excursion is on moderately difficult terrain. Highlights are a swinging bridge, views of secluded Smoky Lake adn a passage through Shangra La Arch. Come during the fall and see the fall foliage. Required equipment includes: sack lunch, good hiking boots, several bottles of water and a backpack to carry your equipment. Fee includes guided hike, walking stick and a Carter Caves walking stick medallion. Approximately 7.5 miles and 5-6 hours in length.

Contact: Coy Ainsley (606) 286-4411 or email: coy.ainsley@ky.gov

Natural Bridge State Resort Park

Hike through Kentucky's Land of Arches. Guided hike leads through the rugged cliff lines, rock shelters, rhododendron and natural arches. Each trip is a little different. Distances vary from 6 to 12 miles. Fee includes guide, snacks and a Natural Bridge souvenir.

Contact: Brian Gasdorf (606) 663-2214 or email: brian.gasdorf@ky.gov

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park - Moonbow Trail Trek

Choose a challenging 4.5 or 10.8 mile trek through the beautiful Cumberland River Gorge. Hikes are unguided but hikers will pass through check points all along the way. Times from 7:30 am to 5 pm.

Contact: Bret Smitley or Steve Gilbert (606) 528-4121 or email: breta.smitley@ky.gov or steve.gilbert@ky.gov

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