Local Trails

Approximately 20 miles of horse trails at AJ Jolly Park off of KY USA 27 south of Alexandria, KY. It is a Primitive Day Ride Facility with a shelter house and water spigot. There is also a New Equestrian Campground with Water and Electric hookups, and a 28 Stall Barn, you can do reservations online if you go to campbellcountyky.org to reserve your campsite and stalls, or you can call the Ranger Station @ 859-635-4423. Trails are challenging and there is a creek along the route to water your horse before you head back to camp.


A J Jolly Park Equestrian Campground will open May 3, 2013. There are 12 Campsites with water,electric, fire ring/grill. There is a 28 Stall Horse Barn. You can make your reservations online @ campbellcountyky.org When you get there you want to take your trailer to the barn and unload your horses and your hay and then come back to your Campsite, there is a big enough turnaround for big rigs. You can bring your horses over to the Campground to Tack them up and ride out to the trails and when you come back you can untack them and take them back to the barn to bathe them and feed them.


You are Not Permitted to Feed Or Water or Bathe your horse in the Campground.




Trails are open from April 1 thru the end of November  


We ask that all trail riders do not ride if the trail is very wet and muddy conditions exist.  


The indentation from the horse hoof has a container effect which holds the water. This will make it harder for the trail to dry out!


If you encounter a muddy spot on the trail please do not go around it, go thru it. Going around will make the spot larger.


If you see anything obstructing the trails, let us know what trail it is on give us some idea what it is, then  please Contact Jim Mayer, Buddy Teke, or Harold Lambert with the trails committee ASAP and we will see that they get cleared.


Thank you for your Cooperation 


These trails are maintained by volunteers from the Northern Kentucky Horse Network, Inc. and we ask for your support.


Policy adopted by the NKHN Trail Committee June 28, 2011

Thank you NKHN Trail Committee


County: Campbell

Length: Approximately 20 miles

Amenities: Campground with electric and water with a 28 Stall Barn with 10x12 stalls.


  • Day Bridle Tag $5 per horse
  • Season Bridle Tag Campbell County Resident $15 per horse.
  • Season Bridle Tag Non-Campbell County Resident $20 per horse
  • (Plus Vehicle Pass)

Parking: Maneuvering a large rig in the parking lot can be a challenge. Be sure to keep the turnaround open at all times.



Trail Documents:


Horse Trail Rules


New Trails Map


Trail Pictures


Cave Run Lake is an 8,270 acre reservoir located near Morehead Kentucky and is a top destination for anglers, especially muskie fishermen. Aside from the lake, there is an extensive trail system that includes miles of trails for all users A large section of the Sheltowee Trace National Recreational Trail travels through the Cave Run Lake area. White Sulphur Horse and ATV/OHV camp is a popular camp for those wishing to ride the trails. 

Airport security is now accepting applications for a new Airport Equesttrian Program. Riders must complete an application, pass a background check and attend a one hour training session. The Airport has thousands of acres of remote property that is difficult to patrol by vehicle. Granting permission to horseback riders to use these areas of the airport will provide an extra set of eyes to report suspicious activity and trespassers. Riders will be able to enter remote trails where riders are to monitor the area for suspicous activity, security concerns and aviation safety and report these findings to the Airport Police. Once issued a badge you are permitted to escort up to three guest to ride on scenic equestrian only trails. The Airport Security Office is open Monday - Friday 8a.m.- noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. except holidays


County: Boone

Length: 8 Miles

Amenities: None

Cost: None, but Riders Must Apply & Attend Training

Parking: Gravel Lot

Contact: Airport Police 859-767-3123

Remarks: Riders may bring up to 3 adult guests who must be registered with Airport Police.


Equestrian Rules


Airport Trail Map


Off State Route 18, about 6.5 mile from Burlington. Ride along a creek and through the woods.


County: Boone

Length: 6 Miles

Amenities: Picnic area

Cost: Free

Parking: Grass Lot

Contact: 859-334-2117

Remarks: Sections are steep. Can be muddy


Note: Middlecreek Park has additional trails that were part of the Camargo Hunt Club that can also be ridden. A new map of the Middlecreek and Camargo trails will be coming soon.


Also the Trail Blazer Committee has a group of people that are working with the parks department to make improvements to the trails. If you are interested in being a part of this group, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ride through woods and open pasture lands.


County: Bracken/Pendleton

Length: 50 Miles

Amenities: Camping, canoeing, fishing, bathrooms

Cost: Call for information

Parking: Grass lot

Contact: 606-782-0789

Remarks: Open April 1 - Nov 1 9am - 8pm.

Scenic views along the Licking River. This is a flat easy trail that follows alongside the river bank. It is 4 miles out and then you return around and come back.

County: Kenton 
Length: 8 Miles 
Amenities: None 
Cost: None 
Parking: Park at Bowman field on Locust Pike. 

Contact: 859-363-7707 

Remarks: Avoid Wolf and White Roads, very steep grades. Turn onto Locust Pike off Route 177 (Decoursey Pike) just past Latonia.

Off US 50 in Indiana, for Day use only.


Length: 20 miles of trails

Amenities: Rolling hills, creek crossing, tunnel under roadway, Picnic tables on trail.

Cost: $5.00 vehicle fee, $5.00 horse tag

Parking: Large parking area, grass and gravel.

Contact:812-689-6424 State Park