Flooding in Eastern Kentucky has impacted our friends and neighbors in many areas of The Kentucky Wildlands. Some locations were affected, but not all. We are still welcoming visitors and encourage you to check with specific destinations and attractions to ensure that they are open and if they have any change in offerings or hours.

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Horseback Riding in The Kentucky Wildlands

Exploring the rugged landscape of The Kentucky Wildlands on horseback just feels right. Horseback riding is a popular pastime in the region, and visiting equestrians will feel right at home with thousands of miles of trails, dozens of horse camps and many riding events.

Even lodging caters to the horse crowd in The Kentucky Wildlands. Numerous bed and breakfasts provide horseback riding. The two Kentucky State Resort Parks with riding stables are located in The Kentucky Wildlands: Carter Caves State Resort Park and Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. Carter Caves State Resort Park and Dale Hollow State Resort Park feature campgrounds for horses and their humans.

Horse owners may marvel at the site of free-roaming horses, which live on thousands of acres left by coal mining near Hindman. The Appalachian Horse Project offers visitors guided tours to view the herds.

Hidden Gems in the Kentucky Wildlands

Bear Wallow Farm

Create memories and traditions with some down-home fun on the farm. Visit a 1900...

Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area

This 7,000 acre Black Mountain Offroad Adventure area is every outdoor enthusiasts...

Highlands Museum & Discovery Center

History and heritage along with energy and excitement come together on the Country...

Worth Adding to Your Kentucky Bucket List

Morehead

Whether it’s a leisurely stroll along the historic downtown walking trail, a scenic bike ride on the Cave Run Loop (both bicycle and motorcycle), a rugged hike on 1,400-foot Limestone Knob, rock climbing one of 60 routes on the crag at...