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Mill Branch Trail

Intermediate
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A winding trail through old-growth Kentucky forest and hollows.


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Map Key

2.8

Miles

4.6

KM

Point to Point

894' 272 m

High

609' 185 m

Low

235' 72 m

Up

296' 90 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Starting at the intersection of the Collie Ridge Trail, the singletrack trail quickly descends for a fun, quick first half. About a mile in, there is a rather steep and rocky, rugged section and quickly goes back uphill in a steep and rocky fashion.

Bottoming out along a creek close to mile 2.5, the climb out is long, smooth and steady, and will work your quads. At the top of the climb, the trail has been modified, so follow the signs to your left to end at Maple Springs Loop Road. From here you can take the road back to the Maple Springs parking lot, or continue straight on the Maple Springs trail that loops back to the lot.

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Shared By:

Clinton Lewis

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#2

in North Side

#140

in Kentucky

#14,619

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In the last two miles or so of the loop, it's the only solid water source along the Buffalo Creek-Collie Ridge loop. Pretty cold. Photo taken in early September.
Sep 9, 2020 near Brownsv…, KY
What I assume is Buffalo Creek on the Buffalo Creek-Collie Ridge loop.
Sep 9, 2020 near Brownsv…, KY
After crossing the Mill Brook - on the Mill Branch Trail
Apr 14, 2015 near Brownsv…, KY
A cool burl on an ascent, leaving the creek not too far back. Most of the trail from this point on is gravel and wider than singletrack.
Sep 9, 2020 near Brownsv…, KY
Mammoth Cave National Park
Apr 14, 2015 near Brownsv…, KY

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