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Explore the best rated trails in Madisonville, KY, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Oak Hill Multi-Use Trail and Wabash & Erie Canal Trail (Evansville) . With more than 12 trails covering 53 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Muhlenberg County Rail-Trail

Nice trail for a fall trip.

October, 2023 by vc2019

Trailhead in Greenville is across from Clark Tire Center and has nice picnic table nearby. The trail is in good condition, saw some birding along the way and a nice city park at Powderly. Bathrooms at the HS were closed for the season.

Adkisson Greenbelt

Diverse Trail

August, 2023 by wegot2go

A diverse trail running alongside busy streets, fields of soybeans, wooded areas, and into small communities with lush greenery and small lakes. Not well marked.

Lake Barkley Bridge Multiuse Path

Another Name For This Trail.

August, 2023 by rthomann1314

Just an FYI that this trail is also called the Central Hardwood Scenic Trail. We tried riding from the Golden Pond Visitor Center but it quickly became rugged and too much for us. We went to the Sunset Trailhead and road East on the paved section. We totaled 16 miles but could’ve gone further. If you’re in the area, Calvert City also has a nice path thru the town and city parks.


Lake Barkley Bridge Multiuse Path

Fun & Safe Riding Path

May, 2023 by rjurdak

Not sure why this trail is called Lake Barkley Multi-use Path as it actually begins at the Kentucky Lake portion of Land Between the Lakes (LBL). Regardless, we rode a total of 13 miles back & forth along this path taking in the beautiful lake scenery. After crossing the lake toward Fenton we considered riding over toward the LBL visitor center. However, being the Memorial Day weekend auto traffic was rather hectic so we opted to forego that portion of our ride and simply rode back across the bridge a few times. Tomorrow we’re heading toward Lake Barkley and plan to ride that area as it appears there’s a protected longer riding trail in that direction. Worth it !!!

Muhlenberg County Rail-Trail

Reminded me of Ohio trails I've ridden. Wish Bowling Green, Ky., had something that long. Only real suggestion is that an emergency call box or two would be nice. Saw five people total on perfect Thursday afternoon ride. You wanna be prepared

April, 2023 by ohbarryrose

Reminded me of Ohio trails I've ridden. Wish Bowling Green, Ky., had something that long. Only real suggestion is that an emergency call box or two would be nice. Saw five people total on perfect Thursday afternoon ride. You wanna be prepared

Hopkinsville Rail Trail

Fantastic Trail!

November, 2022 by 2w67xs66fp

One of my favorites! Plenty of Shade.

Cadiz Railroad Trail

route very bumpy

June, 2022 by qvmh8ysqhv

Ok route. I would recommended parking in the school lot. Otherwise you cross a busy road. Need a trail, hybrid or mountain for the trail by the railroad

Lake Barkley Bridge Multiuse Path

bridge cool

June, 2022 by qvmh8ysqhv

Some cool tunnels and bridge cool Golden pond route nice too

Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage

Deb and Norm Rode Pigeon Creek Greenway Trail June 2022

June, 2022 by peasenh

We rode the trail from Northernmost trail head to the Southernmost trail's end just East of Downtown on the Ohio River Levi on a street bike and a 3-wheeled recumbent. The trail surface is fantastic and for the most part is atop a flood-control levi over the Pigeon Creek. We encountered only a few walkers and bikers, everyone was polite and followed rail-trail etiquette. Full sun exposure, so plan accordingly. Fun ride, stopped at an Evansville Brewery for beverage and appetizer before heading back to the car. This was our second time riding this trail.

Adkisson Greenbelt

beautiful ride

May, 2022 by leslie.m.mclaughlin

We enjoyed our ride today. Read everyone’s reviews and found them to be 100% accurate. We started off from o Ford nature park and rode the entire trail. It was cool and overcast with very few people on the trail

Muhlenberg County Rail-Trail

May 2022

May, 2022 by cindasanders

Nice ride good even pavement w gradual inclines mostly flat. Saw two wild turkeys or saw one wild turkey twice. Not many people on trail. No soap or tissue at Central City trailhead restroom. A little confused finding trailhead on Greenville side

Adkisson Greenbelt

Sunny trail

September, 2021 by jpetho59

Went on this trail one sunny afternoon for two miles and found no shade. We just drove 30 miles south to Greenville and found a great paved 6 mile, shaded trail.

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