Dogwood Trail Celebration Paducah
Download the Dogwood Trail Map and follow the signs for a self-guided driving or bicycle tour.

Dogwood Trail Celebration

Paducah Dogwood Trail Map & Events Guide

The lighted trail covers approximately eight miles highlighting dogwoods and flowering garden areas. While the trees are in bloom (mid-April, depending on the blooming of the Dogwoods), Dogwood Trail signs are strategically located at each turn in the Trail. Download the 2022 trail map or follow the signs for a self-guided springtime tour! 

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Dogwood Trail Event Updates 

  • LIGHTED DOGWOOD TRAIL - April 2023: Sponsored by the Paducah Civic Beautification Board, this traditional celebration of spring will reflect the hope and perseverance of our community. The Trail is a beautiful drive by day or night, when homeowners spotlight their trees. The public is encouraged to practice social distancing while enjoying this self-guided driving tour. The lighted trail dates are projected by the Paducah Civic Beautification Board (CBB), but Mother Nature determines peak bloom!

  •  DOGWOOD TRAIL BICYCLE TOUR - April 2023: The annual group ride, coordinated by BikeWorld, Bikes & Fitness, returns. Starting and ending at BikeWorld, the trail is marked to assist with wayfinding. All participants are asked to have their facial coverings at the ready during the 11-mile leisure ride as they should be worn when cyclists are within congested sections of the ride. Naturally, all riders are encouraged to maintain safe physical distancing while on bicycles.

About Paducah's Dogwood Trail

The lighting of the dogwood trail in Paducah began in April 1964 when the Civic Beautification Board started the tradition of touring Paducah in bloom at night. Inspired by the beauty of Knoxville, Tennessee's lighted dogwoods, the trail is now a driving tour traversing Historic Downtown, Lower Town Arts District and other residential neighborhoods. The tour showcases Dogwood, Japanese Maple, Red Bud and Weeping Cherry trees as well as blooming garden areas and other flowering species.

Birds & Blooms included Paducah Dogwood Trail among 8 Must-See Flower Festivals!