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Natural Bridge and Hood Branch Trail

Slade, KY

Natural Bridge and Hood Branch Trail is a 5.4 mile loop trail located near Slade, Kentucky that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

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Anglin Falls
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

We took the dogs and they had a blast! the flowers are starting to bloom and this trail is a lot of fun. if you are just going nd to the bottom of the falls, it's actually not a hard hike at all. we went up and around to the top of the falls. it was very peaceful. nice place for a picnic. careful near the edge though. the water makes the rocks slick and it's a looong way down. btw no phone signal.

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Lick Falls Trail
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

First part of the trail was not so great, but it got better. The lake was beautiful. We saw a few deer and 3 snakes. Overall it was a very nice hike.

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Rough Trail
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83 Completed 3 Reviews

So I've hiked all of KY with the exception of Birch Knob and this is by far my favorite trail in the state! It has amazing views, the best backcountry camping spots I've enjoyed anywhere in the country, plenty of water running through the streams, and a great mix of challenge with ease of terrain to navigate. Backpacking, base camping, or day hiking it's simply an awesome trail. This trail can also be used to connect the majority of the trails in the area to make your own custom route. This is a trail any seriously hiker has to see and experience for themselves.

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Koomer Ridge Trail
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83 Completed 3 Reviews

One of the regions best trails! Vistas abound on this fairly basic trail that mostly follows an essentially flat ridgeline or makes its way downhill into the valley where it meets up with a great stream. After over 10 yrs of hiking The Red this and the rough trail are my favorites...and I make sure i visit it every time I go. Should be at the top of your to do list if you haven't been there.

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Buck Trail
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83 Completed 3 Reviews

Great trail providing the perfect mix of vistas with a variety of terrain including uphill, downhill, and flat. Also there is a great stream here you will have to ford at the bottom of the valley. I've been hiking the gorge for over 10 yrs now and use this trail along with a section of the rough trail and pinch em tight trails to make a loop with the koomer ridge trail. My favorite overall loop by far to day hike in the park!

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Sand Cave Trail
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42 Completed 13 Reviews

Great handicap acceess, but I preferred the old trail that allowed one to go to the entrance of sand cave. A great and terrible history of caving happened here and the Story of Floyd Collins is an epic tale.

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The Mammoth Cave Area: A Cave Country Tour
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42 Completed 13 Reviews

A great 'trail' for my handicapped son. Plenty of wildlife, and different wilderness to keep him entertained and able to enjoy a bit of nature.

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Pinch-Em Tight Trail
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12 Completed 7 Reviews

DID THIS TRAIL AS LOOP FROM GRAYS ARCH BACK TO THE ROUGH TRAIL TO SWIFT CAMP CREEK

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Rough Trail
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12 Completed 7 Reviews

GRATE TRIAL TOUGH IN SOME SPOT BUT OVER ALL LOTS OF NICE VIEWS

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Lincoln Boyhood Home National Park Trail
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5 Completed 2 Reviews

Nice established trails with historic markers commemorating President Lincoln's life. Good for walking, running, and pet friendly.

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