Kentucky Bike Trails and Maps

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Adkisson Greenbelt

14.8 mi
State: KY
Asphalt

Barren River Lake State Resort Park

2.5 mi
State: KY
Asphalt

Benham Rail Trail

2.25 mi
State: KY
Crushed Stone

Big Four Bridge

0.5 mi
State: IN, KY
Concrete

Blackford Pedestrian Bridge

0.9 mi
State: KY
Asphalt
Accordion

Brighton East Rail Trail

2 mi
State: KY
Asphalt

Cadiz Railroad Trail

2.5 mi
State: KY
Asphalt

Cathy Crockett Memorial Trail

2 mi
State: KY
Ballast, Gravel

Dawkins Line Rail Trail

18 mi
State: KY
Crushed Stone

Hopkinsville Rail Trail

3.1 mi
State: KY
Concrete

Legacy Trail (KY)

12 mi
State: KY
Asphalt

Louisville Loop

19 mi
State: KY
Asphalt, Concrete

Louisville Riverwalk

8.3 mi
State: KY
Asphalt

Muhlenberg County Rail-Trail

6 mi
State: KY
Asphalt

South Elkhorn Trail

0.5 mi
State: KY
Asphalt

Town Branch Trail (KY)

2.2 mi
State: KY
Asphalt

White Plains Trail

1.5 mi
State: KY
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Adkinsson Greenbelt Park offers an extensive paved trail running throughout the city of Owensboro in Daviess County, Kentucky. It makes its way through many of the city's parks and to a few neighborhoods. ...
KY 14.8 mi Asphalt
Barren River Lake Trail makes a circuit around the golf course at the Barren River Lake State Resort Park. The paved trail is mostly flat with a few hills, passing through wooded meadows and stretches ...
KY 2.5 mi Asphalt
The Benham Rail Trail—also known as the Benham Walking Trail and Coal Miners Walking Trail—runs east to west across the small town of Benham on a former railroad corridor. The line, which was abandoned ...
KY 2.25 mi Crushed Stone
The Big Four Bridge links Louisville, Kentucky, and Jeffersonville, Indiana, over the majestic Ohio River, once described by Thomas Jefferson as “the most beautiful river on Earth.” The bridge’s unusual ...
IN, KY 0.5 mi Concrete
The Blackford Pedestrian Bridge qualifies as a rail-trail because it crosses a refurbished railroad bridge over the Tradewater River, linking Blackford. in Webster County with Crittenden County. The trail ...
KY 0.9 mi Asphalt
The Brighton East Rail Trail was Fayette County's first, opening in 2007. The original 1-mile trail through recent residential development between Bryant Road and Pleasant Ridge Park proved overwhelmingly ...
KY 2 mi Asphalt
The Cadiz Railroad Trail runs for 2.5 miles between an old railroad depot on State route 139 and Fortner Drive at the east end of town. The trail parallels Noel Drive and Lafayette Street, following an ...
KY 2.5 mi Asphalt
Accordion
The Cathy Crocket Memorial Trail occupies the former railroad right-of-way of the Cincinnati–Southern Railway that was relocated in the 1950s when Lake Cumberland was formed. The trail begins along US ...
KY 2 mi Ballast, Gravel
From Kentucky Rails to Trails Council website: The majority of the trail system will be located on the old Cincinnati Southern rail bed with approximately 3 miles of new trail construction to bypass ...
KY 6 mi
In eastern Kentucky, 18 miles of the planned 36-mile Dawkins Line Rail Trail are open for use. Although only half-finished, the trail has already become the state's longest rail-trail. Most recently ...
KY 18 mi Crushed Stone
Hopkinsville Rail Trail, sometimes referred to as the Pennyrile Rail Trail, will one day be more than 7 miles long along the former Fort Campbell railroad spur once used by the U.S. Army. Currently, ...
KY 3.1 mi Concrete
The Legacy Trail runs north and south through Lexington among green spaces, neighborhoods and parks. The trail joins Kentucky Horse Park and the Lexington YMCA but there are plans to extend it south beyond ...
KY 12 mi Asphalt
With a focus on connectivity the Louisville Loop winds throughout several parks in Jefferson County. This multi-use trail is currently 19 miles, but future plans are for the trail to eventually reach 100 ...
KY 19 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Note: The Louisville Riverwalk between Portland Wharf Park and Shawnee Park will be closed throughout 2015 and 2016 to allow for bank erosion repairs. The eastern portion of the trail remains open, and ...
KY 8.3 mi Asphalt
At the northern end of the Mammoth Cave Railroad Bike & Hike Trail is the impressive Mammoth Cave. With 390 miles of passages, it's the world's longest cave, more than double the length of its closest ...
KY 9 mi Gravel
The Muhlenberg County Rail-Trail in rural southwestern Kentucky connects the community of Central City, Muhlenberg County's largest city, to Powderly and Greenville to the south. As Kentucky's most extensive ...
KY 6 mi Asphalt
The Newport Southbank Bridge, commonly known as the Purple People Bridge due to its unique paint scheme, links the large Ohio city of Cincinnati with Newport, Kentucky, a medium-sized city rapidly becoming ...
KY, OH 0.5 mi Concrete
From Greenways for Oldham County, Inc. website: The county is currently seeking a $350,000 grant from the Kentucky Department of Transportation for Transportation Enhancement funding to support a critical ...
KY 13 mi
The South Elkhorn Trail is a short community path in the southern reaches of Lexington, Kentucky. The rail-with-trail skirts the edge of the new housing developments centered on Newbury Way and Lochdale ...
KY 0.5 mi Asphalt
Town Branch Trail in Lexington currently extends between Leestown Road and Alexandria Road, following an old railroad corridor between a subdivision and cultivated fields. Plans call for extending the ...
KY 2.2 mi Asphalt
The White Plains Trail runs for 1.5 miles through White Plains, between JP Hanks Road and just east of town, where enters a thickly forested area. The trailhead is a few blocks south of White Plains town ...
KY 1.5 mi Asphalt

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Recent Trail Reviews

Muhlenberg County Rail-Trail

Great local and public trail

December, 2016 by bronson23_vincent

I'm in the military and have actually taken the Army Physical Fitness Test on this trail. We run 2 miles for record so they have a white posted line past Powderly to start from and will run to where the trail starts in Greenville across from Clarks Appliance Center. Soldiers like to take the running part of the PT Test there because instead of the normal 8 laps in a circle rubbing elbows with 60 other Soldiers it's a 1 way start to end run and halfway, 1 mile mark, you can see the finish line and mentally makes you more confident and run harder and Soldiers really improve their time. Also I have ridden the the trail several times on bicycle along with my children and have never had any trouble. We always ride up and back and stop at the swamp area to go up on the deck and view the wildlife. It is maintained well and has a lot of neat interesting features along the way. It is truly great having this in our local community and we are very fortunate.

Adkisson Greenbelt

practical, but frustrating

November, 2016 by mewjones

I love the idea of this trail in that it connects different areas of the city, but it is very difficult to follow. Signage is minimal and there were numerous points at which I took wrong turns or almost completely gave up on it because it wasn't clear where the trail went at an intersection. The sections were the trail is just a double wide sidewalk are definitely the worst part. I rode close to the entire trail on an unseasonably warm veterans day Friday and couldn't believe how few people were on the trail. In 12.2 miles I saw only two other people on bicycles and a handful of walkers/runners. The four star rating is due to the usefulness of the trail for people who live there. If you are looking for a great ride, it gets less stars. And it's pretty lame that it's closed dusk to dawn.

Dawkins Line Rail Trail

Awesome trail!!!!

November, 2016 by garypreece

My first time mountain biking the Dawkins trail and it is a beautiful and fun trail. I passed several walkers, biking groups and a few horse back riders. The scenery is breath taking! I can't say enough good things about this trail or the people I met! I started at the marathon station at Hager hill and rode the entire length 24+ miles and back. Forty nine miles of fun and adventure. There is nothing boring about this trail. The locals have to be very proud of having such a wonderful state trail right in their own backyard.

Accordion

Louisville Loop

milemarker 14-25

October, 2016 by scibek

it has potential, under heavy construction as i write this; some new construction, some resurfacing the existing. interesting that the old part has been around long enough to need resurfacing before these new parts have been laid. the equipment on this sunday was parked trailside. on the west side of town beyond milemarker 14-25 in either direction, the trail presently doesn't appear to be rideable or perhaps even existing.

Louisville Loop

Beautiful but Challenging Scenic Ride

October, 2016 by mcalla7293

Entered this trail at Shelbyville road and completed a 30 mile round trip. The hills can be a real challenge if you are not accustomed to them. The surface is great and is a mix of asphalt and concrete. If you ride a recumbent where you sit back so far that you use a neck rest the expansion joints in the concrete can become annoying. The trail is very scenic with plenty of trail access points and several restrooms available along the way. When the whole Louisville Loop Trail is completed and circles all of Louisville (100 miles of trails I believe) this will be a real jewel for Kentucky.

Adkisson Greenbelt

unpredictable

October, 2016 by scibek

lots of twists and turns. unfortunately, the turns are rarely marked, so take your smart phone with google maps on it; i needed it the whole time. the bicycling option on google maps chose some relatively safe bike routes through the downtown, so i was largely able to return that way. all-blacktop surface is largely good, but even the newer sections have tree roots poking through more often than expected. not crowded at all on a crisp fall saturday in late october, and the few folks that i did encounter were rather friendly.

Adkisson Greenbelt

perfect trail for all ages

September, 2016 by frantaylor1963

Due to the mostly flat land in this area this is a well kept trail for everyone. Bobbing in and put youll have a chance to see everything from from farm living to city life. This trail also has drinking fountains,restrooms and rest areas.
Cant say enough of how well kept with all the annuities.

Legacy Trail (KY)

great break from interstate driving

September, 2016 by robinsonfk

Passing through Lexington on I-75, we rode the Legacy trail on Sept 21 starting from the KY Horse Park. Ride on a beautifully constructed and well maintained paved surface along horse farms in the north, gradually becoming more urban as you move south. Very little shade for a hot day, and some sections paralleling noisy I-75, but with many picturesque open vistas. We encountered one short paved detour around a water construction project which was easy to navigate. Near the YMCA at the south end there is a 2.0 Mile trail marker, but the trail apparently ends there for now (it would be nice to add signage indicating the trail end). At the north end, the trail has been recently extended to the NW corner of the Horse Park, but that section is along I-75, even though the view East over the horse pastures is great. The Horse Park is also beautifully maintained and landscaped and worth exploring while there. Convenient campground with showers are available in the Horse Park Campground just East of the Horse Park. This trail is a great break from interstate driving.

Legacy Trail (KY)

Beautiful trail through horse country

August, 2016 by jeanie_west

Smooth, well maintained, beautiful scenery. A great ride.

Brighton East Rail Trail

Good for walks or short runs

August, 2016 by nicfox13

This is a clean, well maintained and safe trail. There is a lot of shade to keep cool. It's very frequented, but not crowded. I can't wait until they extend it further.

Legacy Trail (KY)

Challenging and Beautiful

July, 2016 by doitgreen

I just started riding my bicycle again a few months ago and finally decided to ride the legacy trail. I have enjoyed this trail immensely. The scenery is great and the trail is well maintained. I do wish there were a water fountain or two along this trail, however I suppose one can carry their own water with them. I have made this trail a staple to my weekly work outs. (At least weather permitting)

Legacy Trail (KY)

Quite nice.

July, 2016 by t2xanders

This really is a nice trail. It is obvious this was not a cheap trail to build. It is fully paved and there are several steel bridges that are bike path only. I will enjoy it again next time I am down there. Also, if you enjoy MTB check out Veteran's Park. That is a really funny and flowy MTB trail.

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