The Best Backpacking in Kentucky

Looking for the best backpacking in Kentucky? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Kentucky. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

  • Hike the Indian Staircase Loop and Cloudsplitter

    5.0
    10 mi
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  • Hike the Auxier Ridge Trail, KY

    5.0
    4 mi / 1300 ft gain
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  • Backpack Chimney Top Loop

    4.0
    10.7 mi / 40 ft gain
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  • Backpack the North - South National Scenic Trail

    59 mi / 3362 ft gain
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  • Indian Staircase and Adena Arch Loop

    2.27 mi / 656 ft gain
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  • Shillalah Creek Trail

    11.02 mi / 1955 ft gain
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  • Martin's Fork to Sheltowee Suspension Bridge

    7.84 mi / 1375 ft gain
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  • Sheltowee Trace NRT - Northern Terminus to Cave Run Lake

    38.17 mi / 3760 ft gain
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  • Sheltowee Trace: Section 23

    13.59 mi / 1588 ft gain
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  • Buffalo Creek and Saw Hollow Loop

    11.47 mi / 814 ft gain
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  • Sheltowee Trace: S Tree Campground to Turkey Foot Campground

    18.67 mi / 1401 ft gain
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  • Swift Camp Creek Trail and Rough Trail

    14.96 mi / 2930 ft gain
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  • Rock Bridge and Lower Swift Camp Creek Trail

    4.05 mi / 738 ft gain
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  • Koomer Ridge and Gray's Arch Loop

    11.21 mi / 1785 ft gain
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  • Red River Gorge Loop

    12.29 mi / 2438 ft gain
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  • Sheltowee Trace Trail to KY 192

    21.03 mi / 2136 ft gain
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