National Parks With Hiking

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
Dogs are allowed anywhere outside park buildings

Cumberland Gap National Historic Park
Dogs are allowed on the trails in this park

Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area
Dogs are allowed on the trails in this park

Mammoth Cave National Park
Dogs are allowed on the trails but not in the cave

Links to National Forests With Hiking

Daniel Boone National Forest

State Parks With Hiking

Dogs are allowed in many of the Kentucky state park campgrounds.

Barren River Lake State Resort Park barren.htm 

Ben Hawes State Park

Big Bone Lick State Park

Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park

Breaks Interstate Park

Buckhorn Lake StateResort Park buckhorn.htm 

Carter Caves State Resort Park cartcave.htm 

Columbus-Belmont State Park columbus.htm 

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park cumbfal2.htm 

E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park tomsawyr.htm 

Fort Boonesborough State Park ftboones.htm 

General Butler State Resort Park genbutlr.htm 

Grayson Lake State Park

Green River Lake State Park greenriv.htm 

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park greenbo2.htm 

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park jwiley2.htm 

John James Audubon State Park audubon2.htm 

Kenlake State Resort Park kenlake2.htm 

Kincaid Lake State Park

Kingdom Come State Park kingdom.htm 

Lake Barkley State Resort Park lakebark.htm 

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park lakecumb.htm 

Lake Malone State Park

Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park

Natural Bridge State Resort Park natbridg.htm 

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park pennyril.htm 

Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site

Pine Mountain State Resort Park pinemtn2.htm 

Rough River Dam State Resort Park roughrv2.htm 

Waveland State Historic Site wavelan2.htm 

Share A Favorite Hike With Your Dog In Kentucky

Your Dog's Favorite Hikes In Kentucky

Submitted by Jo & Jucinda & Buster
Hi there -
Thanks for the info on hiking with your dog.
My dog, Buster, and I enjoy hiking together so much, I bought him another dog (Jucinda) so he would have some company while waiting for me to catch up!
I wanted to alert you to a small hiking area near me in Kentucky. This is a wonderful place to take short hike with a four-legged companion.
In the southern part of Boone County, off Route 18, there is a small wildlife area known as Middle Creek Park / Dinsmore Wildlife Reserve.
This natural area is about 100 acres, with approximately 12 miles of crude trails that criss-cross over each other, in and around wonderful streams and hills.
I would warn that dogs and horses may come across each other - please remember to always allow the horses to go first and control any over-friendly dog, just in case the horses spook easily. The park is open to the public, though rarely crowded, and it is free. A hiker may run into families taking a walk on the the lower trails, but the ones up the sides of the hills are usually people-free, so make sure to keep an eye out for foxes, deer and tons of birds. I have even come across bear tracks...and to think Cincinnati, OH is less than 10 miles away!
This lovely little piece of heaven is right across the street from the Dinsmore Historical Site for those wanting a little more interaction before or after the hike. (dogs are not allowed in the homestead). Here is a link to their web page:
Thanks again for your website and the info about other areas in Kentucky that Buster, Jucinda and I can wander.
Take care!
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