Discovering your outdoor adventure just became a reality in the heart of the Daniel Boone National Forest. London Kentucky has you covered to check things off your adventure bucket list. 


The casual hiker or thru back-backer can easily access the Sheltowee Trace National Recreational Trail. Named “Best Kid Friendly Hikes in Kentucky” by hikers on, Vanhook Falls, a 5-mile round trip hike leads to a 40-ft tall waterfalls and has other water features along the trail.

Mountain Biking

Mountain biking enthusiasts will be stoked for the 11-mile Laurel Lake Trail. It is ranked #3 of 101 mountain bike trails in Kentucky and #302 in the world according Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park is home to “The Broken Spoke”, a 5.5-mile loop through the park designed for both mountain bikers and hikers. 

Road Cycling

Known as “The Cycling Capital of Kentucky”® London Kentucky offers rural roads with scenic and challenging routes. The Redbud Ride, an annual ride offers 4 different routes from the beginner to advanced rider.

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Paddling and Fishing

Whether it’s by kayak, stand up paddle board or boat, discover the 5,600 acre Laurel River Lake filled with quiet coves, cliff-lined shores and offers a beach maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers. It is an excellent location to spend a lazy afternoon after fishing for popular black bass, rainbow trout, walleye, crappie, blue gill and catfish. 

Motorcycles, Jeeps and Off-Road

“Route of Parks” 182- mile motorcycle route adventures to Cumberland Falls State Park. Pine Mountain State Park, Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, and Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park.  For the offroad thrill seeker, discover the Kentucky Adventure Tour, a 1,000 mile loop around the hills and mountains of southeastern Kentucky.  London is home to Wildcat Off-road Adventure Park for the adventurous at heart.