HikingKentuckyParks Tag: Lake Malone State Park

Hiking At Lake Malone State Park In Kentucky

Lake Malone State Park, located near Dunmor in southern Kentucky, is a delightful destination. This park encompasses Lake Malone, which is surrounded by striking sandstone bluffs. Hikers can explore several trails that showcase Mountain Laurel, holly, dogwoods, wildflowers, and a small waterfall. Along these trails, they will also encounter scenic views of the lake and […]

KentuckyParksRoadside Attractions Tag: Lake Malone State Park

Searching For The Big Twigs Sculptures At Lake Malone State Park

One morning while camping at Lake Malone State Park in Kentucky, my husband and I set out to find the Big Twigs family. This whimsical family comprises six larger-than-life sculptures, standing 14 to 17 feet tall, scattered throughout the park.   The Malone family includes Happy, Bobber, Oakley, Wattson, Annette, and Paige, each engaging in […]

HikingKentuckyParks Tag: Carter Caves State Resort Park

Hiking The Three Bridges Trail In Carter Caves State Resort Park

The Three Bridges Trail is located in Carter Caves State Resort Park, near Olive Hill, Kentucky. This trail guides hikers past three of the park’s natural bridges: Smoky Bridge (the largest), Raven Bridge, and Fern Bridge.   The four-mile ridgetop loop trail features approximately 500 feet of elevation gain, making it moderately difficult. Follow the […]

HikingKentuckyParks Tag: Carter Caves State Resort Park

Hiking The Natural Bridge Trail In Carter Caves State Resort Park

The Natural Bridge Trail is situated within Carter Caves State Resort Park, near Olive Hill, Kentucky. This remarkable limestone bridge is distinctive as the only natural bridge in Kentucky that carries a paved highway with regular traffic.   The trail is an easy 0.5-mile loop with virtually no elevation gain, making it accessible to all […]

HikingKentuckyParks Tag: Carter Caves State Resort Park

Exploring Laurel Cave In Carter Caves State Resort Park

Located within Carter Caves State Resort Park near Olive Hill, Kentucky, Laurel Cave is one of two untouched natural caverns in the park, the other being Horn Hollow Cave, which visitors can explore without the need for a guided tour ticket. To commence your self-guided journey through the cave, visitors must obtain a permit from […]

HikingKentuckyParks Tag: Carter Caves State Resort Park

Exploring Horn Hollow Cave In Carter Caves State Resort Park

Horn Hollow Cave is nestled within Carter Caves State Resort Park, close to Olive Hill, Kentucky. Alongside Laurel Cave, it stands as one of the park’s two pristine, natural caverns accessible to visitors without needing to purchase a guided tour ticket.   To embark on your self-guided expedition through the cave, visitors must secure a […]