Kentucky

Looking for the best kayaking 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 Kayaking Spots in and near Kentucky

  • Bowling Green, Kentucky

    Visit Lost River Cave

    4.5
    1.1 mi / 110 ft gain
    In the last 200 years, Lost River Cave has been used as a site for mills, a camp for Civil War soldiers, and a nightclub. Its history goes back many years before that—thousands in fact. Prehistoric nomadic Native American tribes used the cave for shelter and water as they hunted this valley. The ...
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  • McCreary County, Kentucky

    Photograph Cumberland Falls

    5.0
    The Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is home to several waterfalls, with the Cumberland Falls being the largest, most prominent, and most well known. It is also called the Niagara of the South due to its size and volume of water flow. It is famous for being the only place in the Western Hemisph...
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  • Garrison, Kentucky

    Paddle Kinniconick Creek

    For information on put-in locations, mileage, gauge readings, and fishing refer to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife's website: http://fw.ky.gov/Fish/Pages/Ki... Make sure to check the gauge levels before putting in to ensure a proper water depth.  If you have two vehicles, it is ideal...
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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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  • Cadiz, Kentucky

    Kayak Energy Lake

    Before going to the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area I had heard numerous people explain how peaceful and beautiful the area was, and how empty the lake was dependent on the season. These rave reviews called for a road trip and a 5 day stay in August, which fittingly happened in an...
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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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