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Shelby Trails Park

5063 Aiken Road
Simpsonville, KY, United States

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Shelby Trails Park is located in Simpsonville, KY at 5063 Aiken Road in the heart of Kentucky horse country with easy access from Lexington, Louisville and Cincinnati. Unplug from the hustle and bustle and reconnect with nature on foot or horseback.  Spend a little time with friends or family getting back to the basics and connect with horses and the natural environment.  Indulge your love of horses and nature!  Shelby Trails Park is a great way to experience a great hike, a new adventure for you and your own horse, a guided horseback ride, or take a lesson and learn to ride.  The park welcomes hikers, trail runners, bird watchers, and all outdoor and nature enthusiasts.

Shelby Trails Park was officially deeded to Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks & Recreation in 2010 by Dr. Roger & Diane Shott of Anchorage, KY. The Shott’s vision was to dedicate this 462-acrehorse piece of land in Shelby County as an equestrian and nature preserve for all to enjoy.  The Shott’s were horse enthusiast and loved their farm and designed, built, and maintained miles of trails for hiking and horseback riding that they enjoyed for many years.  Now with their very generous donation to our park system, all of Shelby County and visitors to Shelby County can enjoy their wonderful farm turned into a premiere equestrian park and nature preserve.

Shelby Trails Park has grown to include 21 dedicated, groomed, hiking and horseback riding trials, a beautiful 32 stall barn and an indoor and outdoor arena for year-round riding.  More improvements are planned for the future and the future is bright for Shelby Trails Park.

Come see what Shelby Trails Park has to offer – and Enjoy the Ride!  Visit to see more detailed information, register for a trail ride, book facilities, and explore more of the park.

For general park information and trail updates, contact Clay Cottongim, Parks Consultant at 502-437-5244 or email:

For horse stable, horseback ride reservations, riding lessons, or special event information, contact Justine Saudan at 502-437-4375 or email:

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                                                                                                             Roger and Diane Shott

More Information about Shelby Trails Park

Shelby Trails Park is conveniently located close to Louisville, Lexington and Cincinnati.

5063 Aiken Road  Simpsonville, KY 40067

The Park is just 35 minutes from downtown Louisville!

Take I-64 E to Old Henry Rd. Take exit 29 from I-265/KY-841 E/Gene Snyder Fwy. Merge onto I-64 E 7. Keep left to stay on I-64 E 8. Take exit 19B for I-265 N/KY-841 N/Gene Snyder Fwy. Merge onto I-265/KY-841 E/Gene Snyder Fwy. Take exit 29 for Old Henry Rd Drive to Aiken Rd in Shelby County. Turn right onto Old Henry Rd 12. Turn right onto Bush Farm Rd. Continue onto Aiken Rd. Shelby Trails Park will be on the right.

The Park is just one hour from Lexington!

Take exit 28 from I-64 W. Merge onto I-64 W/I-75 N 9. Keep left at the fork to continue on I-64 W, follow signs for Frankfort/Louisville. Take exit 28 for KY-1848 toward Simpsonville Continue on State Hwy 1848/Todds Point Rd. Drive to KY-362. Turn right onto State Hwy 1848. Turn left onto Midland Trail/Shelbyville Rd. Turn right onto State Hwy 1848/3rd St/Todds Point Rd Continue to follow State Hwy 1848/Todds Point Rd. Turn left onto KY-362 W and Shelby Trails will be on the left.

The Park is just 1.5 hours from Cincinnati!

From I-71 S entering Kentucky, keep left to continue on I-71 S/I-75 S 6. Keep right at the fork to continue on I-71 S, follow signs for Louisville. Take exit 22 for KY-53 toward Ballardsville/La Grange Follow KY-53 S and KY-1315 S to KY-362 W, Shelby County. Turn left onto KY-53 S/S 1st St (signs for Shelbyville/Ballardsville) Continue to follow KY-53 S 9. Slight right to stay on KY-53 S 10. Slight right onto KY-1315 S 11. Turn right onto KY-362 W – Shelby Trails Park will be on your left.