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Looking for the best chillin 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.

Top Chillin Spots in and near Kentucky

  • Salt Lick, Kentucky

    Hike to Tater Knob Fire Tower

    1 mi / 200 ft gain
    Starting at the trailhead hikers will follow a clearly marked trail for 0.5 miles. The trail gains elevation quickly and can be strenuous. The tower is currently closed due to arson damage and is one of the few remaining in the Daniel Boone National Forest. However, the 35 foot steel structure is...
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  • Williamstown, Kentucky

    Explore the Ark Encounter

    This built-to-scale ark is absolutely flooded with information and interactive exhibits for all ages. It was an awesome experience walking through and learning about the culture and technology of the time period, both pre-and post-flood. You can learn things such as how the ark was built, what fe...
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  • Eddyville, Kentucky

    Hike Hematite Lake

    4.0
    2.4 mi / 111 ft gain
    The Hematite Trail is a great loop for hikers and trail runners located in the heart of Land Between the Lakes Wilderness. Beginning your hike near the picnic grounds adjacent to the Nature Station, this hike is great year round and is good for all skill levels, including families. From awesome l...
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  • Hodgenville, Kentucky

    Explore Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

    Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States of America, was born in a small cabin in Sinking Spring just south of Hodgenville, Kentucky on February 12, 1809. When he was just two, his family moved to Knob Creek Farm, northeast of Hodgenville, where they remained until 1816.  The Abra...
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  • Paducah, Kentucky

    Explore the Historic Paducah River Front

    4.0
    0.5 mi / 27 ft gain
    Visit Paducah's thriving riverfront and take a self-guided tour of the Paducah Wall to Wall Murals along the concrete floodwall in downtown.  These works of art depict Paducah's  rich history in more than 50 life-sized panoramic murals by renowned artist Robert Dafford and the Dafford Murals Team...
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  • Louisville, Kentucky

    Explore Historic Locust Grove

    Built in 1790 by Major William Croghan and Lucy Clark Croghan (William & George Rogers Clark's sister), Locust Grove became a place where major national figures who helped shaped our nation collaborated and provided a gathering space for rest while within the Kentucky Frontier. James Monroe, ...
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  • Newport, Kentucky

    Photograph the Cincinnati Skyline

    4.0
    Cross over to Newport, Kentucky to capture this outstanding cityscape view!  There are several points along the Ohio River that the skyline can be captured, but I enjoy photographing with one of the several bridges in the foreground and the Cincinnati famous Great American Building as the main fo...
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