N-2 on the Lake Cumberland Trail on the main map/brochure
Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park has grown to become Kentucky's second largest park with 3,398 acres. Dale Hollow Lake Park offers 15-miles of multi-purpose trails for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking (unless posted otherwise). The trails follow old logging roads along narrow ridge tops. Most of the trails end at the tips of the ridges which form peninsulas into Dale Hollow Lake, requiring a return trip on the same trail. The hollows between the ridges are very steep and should be avoided.
This extensive ridge spreads into Tennessee along the southern boundary of the park. Boom Ridge is the main artery of the trail and several spur trails branch from Boom Ridge Trail to smaller ridges that taper down to Dale Hollow Lake. Extends 4.3 miles from the trailhead near the campground to the tip of the ridge in Tennessee. Trails leading off Boom Ridge are:
Hoots Branch 1.2 miles
Wolf Ridge 0.7 miles
Short Ridge 0.5 miles
Groce Ridge 0.6 miles
Brushy Ridge 0.8 miles
Buck Ridge 0.2 miles
RANGER LOOP TRAIL (3.5 miles)
This trail begins across from Bathhouse #3 at Campsite P and spans into the Fanny Creek and Jones Branch sections of Dale Hollow Lake. This loop combines the Boom Ridge and Eagle Point Trails for 7.1 miles.
BOLES HOLLOW TRAIL (0.2 miles)
Trail descends to Boles Hollow from the picnic area. Foot travel only.
JONES BRANCH TRAIL (0.5 miles)
Trail begins at the picnic shelter and ends near the Jones Branch area of the lake. Return trip is the same trail.
EAGLE POINT TRAIL (1.8 miles)
Reputed to be the finest overlook on Dale Hollow Lake, offering vistas into Tennessee and views of the lake, islands and surrounding countryside. Trail travels south from the campground check-in station. At 1-mile, the trail crosses the park road. Parking off road, it is a leisurely .8-mile hike to the overlook.
BOOM RIDGE-EAGLE POINT CONNECTOR (0.4 miles)
Trail connects the Boom Ridge and Eagle Point Trails. Use caution where the trail crosses the lodge road.
CAMPERS PATH (0.2 miles)
Trail meanders through a small woodland area within the campground near the ampitheater. Foot travel only.