Lake Barkley Bridge Multiuse Path

Kentucky

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Lake Barkley Bridge Multiuse Path Facts

States: Kentucky
Counties: Marshall
Length: 8.5 miles
Trail end points: Canton and Land between the Lakes National Recreation Area
Trail surfaces: Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 10899624

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Lake Barkley Bridge Multiuse Path Description

The Lake Barkley Bridge connecting Canton to the Land between the Lakes National Recreation Area was opened in Fall 2019. The bridge features four traffic lanes and a 10-foot wide, protected bike-ped path alongside the eastbound lanes of US-68/ SR-80. The trail gives non-motorized users a safe way to get across the bridge. Trail users can do what the drivers can't, however, which is slow down and really enjoy the view of Lake Barkley from the bridge's vantage point. 

The new bridge echoes the Eggners Ferry Bridge, west of this, with its basket arches, shared use path and LED lighting at night. Cyclists and pedestrians can connect to the two bridges via the gravel trails in the Land between the Lakes Rec Area. 

 

Parking and Trail Access

Parking for the trail can be found at the at the east end of the bridge, in Canton. The parking lot is at the intersection of Canton Lane and Arrowhead Trail (address is 451 Canton Lane Canton, KY.)

 

Lake Barkley Bridge Multiuse Path Reviews

i'm going back

this trail is one of my new favorites. i started on the east end and traveled west. the off-road trail signage is a little lacking, but you never really get too far going the wrong way before you figure out you've turned wrong. the off-road part between the bridges is very fun. lots of gravel and dirt trail. i saw no washed out parts. they have grating installed to prevent washout in at least one spot. i didn't look at the map closely enough before going. the majority of this trail is off road trail! and it is very fun! nothing too steep or sharp on the hills or curves. just fun riding.

Bridge to bridge

This trail starts west of the Kentucky làke bridge and ends east of the lake Barkley bridge. The middle is crushed lime stone. 3.5 Miles on the east end are paved as are about 2 miles on the west end. The route follows the Fenton area roads from the bridge pathway to the trail head. The paved section is open and stone section is shaded. It goes by the golden pond visitor center which has water and rest rooms.

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