Hiking The Pennyrile State Forest

The 6th most popular hiking trail in Kentucky.

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In Christian County, the 14,000 acre Pennyrile State Forest has plenty of hiking along ridge tops and narrow valley bottoms.

Directions: From the Western Kentucky Parkway take exit 24 (Dawson Springs) follow Highway 109 South to Pennyrile State Park. Pennyrile State Park is located in the middle of the Pennyrile State Forest. Highway 109 also bisects portions of the forest.

Overall, Pennyrile State Forest is the 6th most popular hiking trail of all 9 hikes in Kentucky.


Local Contact(s):  Pennyrile State Forest (502) 825-6527; Kentucky Tourism (800) 225-TRIP.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Kentucky" from Michael Brown

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Pennyrile State Resort Pakr (502) 797-3421

Date Published:  12/30/2015

Date Updated:  7/24/2016

ID:  6890


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