The Mary Ingles Trails are located within the beloved Yatesville Lake State Park, located just 40 miles south of Ashland, Kentucky. This park encompasses 2,300 acres of gorgeous natural space. It's located on a peninsula on Yatesville Lake, which is filled by the waters of Blaine Creek and runs an average of 40 feet deep in most places. There are also three islands to explore. It's local favorite for boaters, hikers, paddlers, campers, and their dogs! All in all, this is the perfect place to spend the afternoon or the weekend with your trail dog and get away from it all.
The Mary Ingles Trails can be found near the marina within Yatesville Lake Park. This trail system features 6 trails, which all together are 3.5 miles long. There are two paved exercise paths that are ideal for going for a jog with Fido. There is one nature trail with access for the disabled, where families with small children can learn more about the local flora and fauna. There are also three rugged primitive nature trails. The primitive nature trails will take you further out into the wilderness, and feature tall grass, a frog pond, and excellent views of the lake.
If you're looking for a place to crash with your canine companion after a day on the trails, you can check into one of the campgrounds in the park. There are 27 campsites with utilities and 20 primitive sites. For the primitive sites, you'll need to hike in or boat in. The park also features a golf course, and woofderful fishing and boating opportunities.
Puppers are welcome in all the outdoor areas of the Yatesville Lake Park, as long as they stay leashed and picked up after. Please be sure your pal stays respectful to all humans and creatures during their time here. Bring any needed hiking essentials, including clean up bags and water.
The Mary Ingles Trail System is sure to put a wag in your dog's tail!