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Hiking in Russell Springs, Kentucky

Hiking in Russell Springs, Kentucky

Kentucky offers you and your family the ideal outdoor vacation, surrounded by extraordinary landscapes that will take your breath away. Hiking is a great way to get up close and personal with your Kentucky surroundings, taking in all the sights, smells and sounds this beautiful state is known for. 

Most Popular Areas to Hike in Kentucky

Get outside and explore the best of what Russell Springs, Kentucky, has to offer at these four hiking spots!

1. Lake Cumberland State Resort Park

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park is a quaint recreational area offering two unique hikes that the whole family will enjoy — the Baugh Branch and the Lake Bluff Trails. These popular hiking routes are perfect for all experience levels. After winding your way through beautiful greenery, the trail opens into stunning, sweeping views of the lake below. 

2. Green River Lake State Park

While Green River Lake offers much fun on the water, there's even more adventure on its shores. The state park opened in 1969 and has since provided scenic views to hikers from far and wide. Within its 1,331 acres of land, it's home to more than 28 miles of hiking trails that offer adventurers an uninterrupted escape into nature. Its paths permit hiking, with some also allowing horseback riding and mountain biking for even more fun.

3. Russell Springs City Park

If you are looking for a serene destination for your morning walk, Russell Springs City Park is the place to visit. Just a few minutes down the street from our campground, this recreation area is a fantastic location to get your steps as you enjoy the paved paths through the woods. Plus, you can bring your kids or pup to walk with you or get some play at the playground and dog park. 

4. Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park 

Whether you are looking for a relaxing stroll along the water or searching for a challenge to get your blood pumping, Dale Hollow Park has the perfect trails for you. It has more than 15 miles of multi-purpose trails, allowing hiking, running, biking and horseback riding. These routes vary in difficulty and length, stretching from .5 to over 8 miles. Eagle Point Trail is one of its most popular hiking trails, offering one of the best views in the entire park. 

Hiking Gear Suggestions for the Area

If you plan on enjoying a hiking expedition in Kentucky, you will need to stock up on some essential supplies. The right gear will keep you comfortable and safe as you wind through the area's many trails. One of the most important things you'll need for your adventure is a pair of well-fitting hiking boots. You'll also need a hiking backpack with enough space to carry everything you need. Once you have these two necessities, you can start collecting other essential hiking gear for Kentucky trails, like: 

  • Extra clothes 
  • A day's worth of water and food 
  • First aid kit 
  • Navigation tools 
  • Fire starting tools

Explore the Best Hikes at Russell Springs KOA Journey

The memories you make on the trail are ones you will take with you forever. Russell Springs KOA Journey can't wait to help you traverse the best hiking destinations in Russell Springs from the comforts of our Cumberland Lake campground. We'll put you in the middle of all the action while offering all the amenities you need to rest and recharge in between hikes. 

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