Hike the Wilderness Lake Trail
Kentucky › John James Audubon SP Visitors Center
Added by Brennan Farley
This is a beautiful 1 mile loop through hardwoods and around a secluded lake.
This well kept trail is one of seven trails at John James Audubon State Park. A great short hike for the family starts at roughly 600 ft with minimal elevation change. The trail is surrounded by hardwoods and moss for the first half mile then the forest opens up to a small lake/wetlands area. The loop follows the perimeter of the lake. There is a back country trailhead at the halfway point which will add an extra 1.5 miles to the hike if you take it. The paths around the lake are mainly boardwalks. The last quarter mile is a paved road within the park made for foot traffic only. I recommend this hike for anyone who is interested in Kentucky's wildlife and nature. The park offers cabins, camping, an art museum, picnic areas, and a recreational lake as well.
- Day Pack
- 1-2 liters of water
- First aid Kit
- Park Map
Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.
Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More
Chillin, Hiking, Photography
Are we missing something?Suggest an edit
ReviewsLeave a Review
Short Hiking Day
If you don't have much time, this would be the trail for you. You can hike the entire state park in under a day, great views and all of the lake. No cliffs or ridges are in this park, mostly forest like areas. Overall a great hike if you have half a day to hike!
More Adventures Nearby
Hike to Honeymoon Falls at Pine Mountain State Resort Park
Kentucky / Pine Mountain State Resort
The trail to Honeymoon Falls is located in Pine Mountain State Resort Park in Pineville, Kentucky. To reach the trail park in the parking lot in front of the park lodge.
Hike to Tioga Falls
Kentucky / Tioga Falls Trailhead
Recently the trail to Tioga Falls has re-opened even though they are still doing trail restoration. This is short little 1.