Dogwood Trail Celebration

Paducah Dogwood Trail Map & Events Guide

The 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 2024 trail map or follow the signs for a self-guided springtime tour! 

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Dogwood Trail Event Updates 

  • DOGWOOD TRAIL - April 7-13, 2024: 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 many homeowners spotlight their trees. Judging will take place April 9 with winners announced April 10. The trail dates are projected by the Paducah Civic Beautification Board (CBB), but Mother Nature determines peak bloom!

  • DOGWOOD TRAIL BICYCLE TOUR - April 14, 2024 at 2:30 PM: The annual group ride, coordinated by BikeWorld, Bikes & Fitness, returns. Starting and ending at BikeWorld, the trail is marked to assist with wayfinding. In case of rain, the ride will be rescheduled for April 21.

  • DOGWOOD TRAIL TROLLEY TOUR - April 11, 2024: The Paducah Area Transit System (PATS) Trolley will provide free tours of the Dogwood Trail from 1-2 PM and 2-3 PM. Price is $1 per person. This is a first come event with the trolley departing from 850 Harrison Street. A Paducah Ambassador will be on the Trolley providing historical narrative of the Dogwood Trail.
  • DOGWOOD TRAIL AWARDS - May 14, 2024: The 2024 Dogwood Trail awards will be presented at City Hall, 300 S. 5th St., starting at 5 PM. A reception will be held at 4:30 PM. Join to see this year's winners!

The 2024 Dogwood Trail is dedicated to the memory of Mary Hammond, a member of the Paducah Civic Beautification Board for 37 years.

About Paducah's Dogwood Trail

The dogwood trail in Paducah began in April 1964 when the Civic Beautification Board started the tradition of touring Paducah in bloom. Inspired by the beauty of Knoxville, Tennessee's 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!


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