The Best Photography in Kentucky

Looking for the best photography 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 photography spots in and near Kentucky

  • Slade, Kentucky

    Hike the Indian Staircase Loop and Cloudsplitter

    5.0
    10 mi
    Starting at the Bison Way Trailhead #210. You'll take this until you come to the intersection of the Sheltowee Trace Trail #100. Go left. You're going to turn right on the unmarked trail just past the sign that says stay on trail. This is quite the incline. Keeping going until you get to the base...
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  • Pineville, Kentucky

    Explore the Lookout from Chained Rock

    5.0
    Located just north of the Cumberland Gap, Chained Rock is a local landform made unique by a long slung chain that comes with a tall tale of it's creation. According to legend the rock pinnacle overlooking the Cumberland River valley struck fear into the minds of young children, which was eased wi...
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  • Berea, Kentucky

    Hike the Pinnacles in Berea

    4.9
    5 mi / 523 ft gain
    This is a trip with multiple sites to visit over the course of a day. Visiting all five would equal around 5 miles, or you can choose to only go to one, as there are some slightly strenuous hills.The most visited is the Main Lookout, and the West Pinnacle offers a little rock climbing. Between ea...
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  • Stanton, Kentucky

    Hike to Courthouse Rock and Double Arch

    5.0
    6.1 mi
    Start at the trailhead located just past the Gray's Arch picnic area. Follow Auxier Ridge Trail #204 (white diamonds). You will pass a trail junction at 0.9 miles, but continue on Auxier Ridge. At the following fork in the trail keep right.Along the trail, you will catch views from the ridge of R...
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  • Stanton, Kentucky

    Hike to Gray's Arch

    5.0
    3.3 mi
    The trail approaches the arch through a ravine, passing by cliffs, dense forest, and a stream (Kings Branch) en route.
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  • Stanton, Kentucky

    Hike the Auxier Ridge Trail, KY

    5.0
    4 mi / 1300 ft gain
    This can be done as a quick hike, or as an overnighter so you can catch both sunset and sunrise.  Park at the Auxier Ridge Trailhead and take the Auxier Ridge Trail (#204).  Do NOT take the branch on the left for the Courthouse Rock Trail (#202), which you will see after about 1 mile.  In about 2...
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  • West Point, Kentucky

    Hike to Tioga Falls

    4.7
    1.9 mi / 354 ft gain
    Recently the trail to Tioga Falls has re-opened even though they are still doing trail restoration. This is short little 1.9 mile out and back trail is perfect for the family and has one of the best waterfalls if you live anywhere near Louisville, Kentucky. Now while there is about 350 feet of el...
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  • Wilmore, Kentucky

    Hike to the Cave at Asbury Trails

    4.0
    1 mi / 430 ft gain
    The Asbury University trail system is located just south of Wilmore, KY along the lush emerald banks of the Kentucky River. Leisurely looping through the luscious limestone landmasses of the Kentucky bluegrass region, the trails at Asbury offer visitors an opportunity to obtain up-close understan...
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  • Henderson, Kentucky

    Hike the Wilderness Lake Trail

    3.0
    1 mi / 0 ft gain
    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...
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  • Campton, Kentucky

    Hike the Creation Falls and Rock Bridge Loop

    4.8
    1.5 mi
    From the Slade, KY exit take KY15 toward Campton to KY715 to Rock Bridge Rd.  Park at the Rock Bridge picnic area and take the trailhead closest to the entrance.The trailhead will quickly descend surrounding you with lush vegetation.  A rockshelter can be found on the right hand side of the trail...
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  • Forest Road, Kentucky

    Hike to Dog Slaughter Falls

    4.0
    2.2 mi / 195 ft gain
    Getting There When headed towards Cumberland Falls State Resort Park on Kentucky-90, watch for a gravel forest service road on the right (FS-195).  The Dog Slaughter Falls trail has two trail-heads along this road. The first one is about 0.8 miles down the gravel road, but I'm going to suggest th...
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  • Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

    Hike the River Styx Spring Trail

    4.0
    1.2 mi / 250 ft gain
    Starting from the Mammoth Cave Visitor's Center, take the "Historic Entrance" trail that descends down the hill between the Visitor's Center and the Mammoth Cave Hotel. After 0.2 miles you will reach the historic entrance of Mammoth Cave on your right side. You cannot go in the cave without a gui...
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  • Beattyville, Kentucky

    Climb at the Motherlode in Red River Gorge

    1.2 mi
    These directions are similar to those marked in the Red River Gorge Climbing Guide. Be sure to pick one up at Miguel's Pizza or elsewhere to get a good idea of where all of the crags and climbing routes are. This adventure is to the Volunteer Wall and The Gallery crags.  The parking lot is marked...
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  • McKee, Kentucky

    Explore Flat Lick Falls

    5.0
    0.5 mi
    The hike begins at the parking area, just before the restrooms. Following a short, paved path will bring you to a small overlook of Flat Lick Falls. While this overlook is nice, the real treat comes when you venture to the base of the falls. Look for a small dirt path to the right of the overlook...
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  • Campton, Kentucky

    Hike Rock Bridge Loop to Pooch Turtle Falls and Turtle Back Arch

    5.0
    5 mi
    Extend your Rock Bridge Loop and explore more areas of the Clifty Wilderness Area of Daniel Boone National Forrest. From Rock Bridge Loop (#207) take Swift Camp Creek Trail (#219).  Along the way catch views of Hell's Kitchen over the steep drop-off on the right-hand side of the trail.  Half way ...
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  • Park City, Kentucky

    Tour the Diamond Caverns

    0.5 mi
    One of the main reasons we chose the Diamond Caverns tour vs The Mammoth Caves tours, is we could use flash when taking pictures. Our kids were very excited to tour the caves and take pictures of them. When we found out that the Mammoth Caves does not permit flash photography, we decided to tour ...
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