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In just six years, Grim Trails has piled on 25+ awards, earning national recognition in addition to becoming a local Halloween staple.

  • 2020 Hauntfinder General's Top 5 Haunted House Nationally, #1 Haunted Trail, #2 Most Unique Attraction.
  • 2018 Top Ten Haunt in Kentucky from
  • 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013 Louisville Halloween Top Haunted Attraction
  • 2018 Featured Haunted House on
  • 2017 #15 Must-See in the US from
  • 2016 “Most Unique Haunt”
  • 2013 & 2014 Phantom of the Ville’s #1 Haunt.
  • 2017 Midwest Haunter’s Convention Pre-Show Bus Tour- A tour by Halloween-enthusiasts, for Halloween enthusiasts highlighting the nation’s top haunted houses.
  • 2015- Grim Trails was featured on the September 2015 cover of LEO magazine
  • We were honored to appear on the Big Scary Show in October 2017

The Courier-Journal Review (2015):

Source: Which local haunted house is the scariest?

Darkened woods are naturally scary, but fill them with sinister versions of your favorite fairy tales and they become especially unbearable. Not only do you jump at every snapping twig (and your own shadow, in my case), but you also have demonic Hansel and Gretel to deal with. It's not fun.

Grim Trails sounds likes an homage to the Brothers Grimm — who are responsible for the often dark creations of several fairy tales — but it's more like an all-encompassing fantasy world that features everything from Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" to what I believe was a siren from Greek mythology. The varying inspirations meant I sometimes struggled to immediately identify which story I was in, but I liked being able to recognize most of the scenes and see the characters come to life.

The set pieces at Grim Trails were top-notch, with so much detail that I wanted to pause to take it all in — even with a menacing bunny hanging around. And they were used in a way that assisted the actors in scaring guests, as opposed to making them do all the work. The best scares, for me and two friends, came when we were too distracted by the scenery to notice an actor hiding nearby.

Grim Trails is memorable for its creativity, and while it's well within city limits, it really did feel like I was transported to another world.