Hike through Cove Spring Park

1.5 miles 249 ft gain  - Loop Trail

Added by Lucas Bremer

Waterfalls and history combine for a Central Kentucky paradise.

At first glance, Cove Spring Park looks like any normal city park. In reality, it is a waterfall filled, 240 acres nature preserve hiding in plain site of Kentucky's capital city. The property is filled with wetlands, streams, springs, waterfalls, and historic structures that make this a great getaway if in the Frankfort or Lexington area.

Along the parks trail system (6 in total), there are fantastic water views of a branch of the Kentucky River that flows through the preserve. There are ample opportunities to view wildflowers and the parks animals throughout.

A portion of the trail system is accessible to those with disabilities and most are great for families. 

There is no charge for this park and there are several picnic tables along the creek and near the main waterfall.

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Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Picnic Area
Swimming Hole

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Awesome Views

This place is a little hidden gem right in Frankfort. Great views, but be ready for a steep hike.

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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