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Natural Bridge and Battleship Rock Trail

Slade, KY

Natural Bridge and Battleship Rock Trail is a 2.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Slade, KY that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from January until November.

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Leatherwood Creek Trail
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Nice trail for spring wildflowers. Also as Danny says below, some nice opp's for rock climbing/exploring. The problem is it is supposed to be a loop. Whatever I did, I started the hike on a paved road (CR 1030 or the road that goes to a cemetary) and ended up at a gravel road (1016) - no sign - I had no idea whether to go left or right to reconnect to the paved road where I started - if this happens to you, GO RIGHT! Soon the gravel road will pass a meadow, then go over a ford and back to the paved road.

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Honker Lake Trail
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The Honker trail is about 5ish miles long. You can park in the Woodlands Nature Station to walk either. We didn't explore the nature center, except for using the bathroom there. It's like 5 bucks to go into the station, and they've got some different animals for you to look at.

Anyway, back the Honker trail. We started the trail on the north side of the nature station. If you walk this way, you will wonder where the lake is. It will take a while before you come upon the Honker lake and Barkley lake. You will get to walk on the dam that separates the two lakes. The trail isn't too hard. There are some hills but the trail is pretty level. You could bike this I guess, however there are some steps to go up and down. Once you get past the long dam, you'll be in a parking lot for a fishing area, if you walk up the road a little, you'll find the trail that continues.

You might want to be mindful of the rainfall. We walked the trail after it rained a couple days before. The bridge that is near the south start was almost flooded, the creek that goes underneath it was spilling onto the trail in front of the bridge. The views on the trail are great though. It's really a great place to view nature, however we didn't see much wildlife except a few squirrels.

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Hawk Creek Valley Suspension Bridge Trail
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It was beautiful, but once you get to the bridge turn around & go back, cause we ended up way off course even though we followed the signs.

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Natural Bridge
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Three Bridges Trail
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3 Completed 0 Reviews

Loooong!

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South Fork of Elkhorn Creek: Fishers Mill to Forks of Elkhorn
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5 Completed 0 Reviews

I lived on it for 5 yrs...simplistic beauty

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Stargap Arch Trail
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

the hike there is easy.
this was my first rapel and the hike back up was a little challenging, but fun.

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Mammoth Cave National Park Scenic Drive
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14 Completed 0 Reviews

We did about 6 miles of the trail while waiting to tour the cave, it was absolutely gorgeous and such clean air.

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Cedar Sink Trail
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2 Completed 0 Reviews

Short but beautiful. The trail descends, then there are a lot of stairs that make this easier trail a little bit more challenging, but you can stop and take in your surroundings, then continue.

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Tioga Falls Hiking Trail
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Nice hike. All uphill until you get to the falls, then turn around and come back down the same trail to return to parking area. You'll have to cross a railroad track to continue trail on the other side, but worth it. The falls is really lovely if it has been raining a couple days before because it will be at full blast!
I would rate this as moderate because of the uphill trail, but you can take breaks and do this! Wear shoes with good soles because there is a lot of rocks and gravel.