Kentucky Trails

Kentucky is incredibly diverse in terms of its geography. In northern central Kentucky, rolling meadows and sandstone "knobs" cover the landscape, while northwestern Kentucky is dotted with hills and bordered by the Ohio River to the north. In eastern Kentucky, the Cumberland Plateau has created mountainous terrain mixed with plateaus and valleys. Southern Kentucky is mostly flat, while the western tip of the state harbors flood plains and low, rolling hills. 

The editors at Backpacker have created an extensive collection of popular trails and trips for hiking and backpacking Kentucky.