Pennyrile State Park as been around for years. I trail rode there 4-5 years ago & thought it was OK. BUT over the past couples of years, it has become one of my MOST favorite places to ride. It's close for me, unlike Wranglers or Shawnee, where I wud have to travel an hour or hour & 1/2 to get there..... Pennyrile is about a 30 minute drive. The trails are beautiful, absolutely beautiful. The variety of the trails is what I also love. For example the Orange trail, right now, is probably my favorite. It has such a variety of terrain.......... sometimes ur riding along a wide trail, the next few feet, your weaving in between trees, going up & down steep hills. You can ride for an hour or you can stay out all day. What I also love about Pennyrile is the fact that I don't have to boot my horses. My horses stay barefoot. Pennyrile's trails are not over-run w/ rock. There is the occassional gravel road your going to encounter along w/ the rock in the creeks & streams, but for the most part, the trails are nice & I dn have to boot my horse. The "horse campground" is beautiful; everything new & well kept. Bathrooms are nice. Although 1 or 2 street lamps would be nice at night to keep the campground lite up a bit, other than that.............. I will def be spending more time @ Pennyrile State Park.