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

Dogwood Trail Celebration

Beautiful by day and glorious by night

The lighted trail covers approximately 12 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 2020 trail map or follow the signs for a self-guided springtime tour! 

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Dogwood Trail Map

Dogwood Trail Event Updates (2020)

  • April 8-15 - LIGHTED DOGWOOD TRAIL - 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. This year, you may see the addition of green lighting as requested by Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear to show compassion for those affected by COVID-19 as well as a sign of Kentucky's resilience. The public is strongly encouraged to practice social distancing while enjoying this self-guided driving tour.

  • *CANCELLED* - DOGWOOD TRAIL BICYCLE TOUR - The annual group ride, coordinated by BikeWorld, Bikes & Fitness has been cancelled, but the bike route will be marked for families who may want to bike the trail. Starting and ending at BikeWorld, the pavement is marked DW with an arrow to assist with wayfinding. Naturally, everyone must maintain social distancing requirements, even on bicycles.

The lighted trail dates are projected by the Paducah Civic Beautification Board (CBB), but Mother Nature determines peak bloom!

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, Tennesee'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!