- Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle Area & Trails are OPEN.
- Most Hike and Bike Trails are OPEN.
- Wranglers Trails - Most horseback riding trails are OPEN. Except as noted below::
The following trails are temporarily closed: WC Trail 3, the area between Wranglers Campground (WC) and South Bison Range along the North/South Trail, and the area along Road 165 just north of WC (WCTrails 9/10).
- To view our trail maps click HERE to go to our map page. Once you are at that page, scroll down until you see Trail Maps -most maps are 8.5" x 14". GPS coordinates can also be found on this map page.
You are responsible for your own safety. Use caution, as hazardous conditions may exist on any trail - watch for debris from past flood water, hanging limbs, and leaning trees. It is highly recommended you use tick repellent, BEFORE hiking or other outdoor activities. Tick repellent is available for purchase at area stores or at LBL facilities. For more information on preventing tick bites please click HERE.
Trail closures may be implemented at anytime due to heavy precipitation and soil conditions. We encourage users to "Call Before You Haul" to check current trail conditions by calling 270-924-2000, then press 1, and 1 again for Alerts & Notices. Click HERE for other important safety information.
NEW - CENTRAL HARDWOODS SCENIC TRAIL NOW OPEN ~ The newly constructed trail runs parallel with US68/KY80, east and west between Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake. Click HERE for a map. This family-friendly trail was designed with smooth surfaces, gentle grades, and trailside rest areas. The paved 2.5 miles of the eastern portion of the trail provides shoreline views of Lake Barkley as well as wildlife viewing opportunities in adjacent open areas. The 8.5 miles of the central and western portions were developed using a compacted stone surface. Here visitors can explore rolling hills and ridge tops of a central hardwood forest ecosystem. The Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail is the result of a mitigation project for the four-lane highway. Trails Unlimited, one of the Forest Service's 17 Enterprise Units, helped design and construct the trail. The team has built trails from Florida to Alaska; this new, centrally located trail provides a great outdoor recreation opportunity for local families and visitors.