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Turnhole Bend Nature Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.0 (8) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great place to look for bald eagles!


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0.6

Miles

0.9

KM

Loop

748' 228 m

High

677' 206 m

Low

125' 38 m

Up

125' 38 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Family Friendly Kids will love exploring this short loop.

Overview

A short, but sweet, jaunt through a small portion of the park, but one not to be dismissed.

Description

The trail provides ample elevation changes and beauty, and is, in my opinion, a gem. From the start, the path gets your heart pumping as you navigate the steps from the parking lot to the top of the ridge, and your heart rate will continue to rise as you follow the roughly oval loop back around to the end.

A wonderful overlook awaits you about midway through, where you can gaze upon the Green River as it flows through the trail's namesake bend. Time your hike for the winter, when the fallen leaves allow for a better view of the valley.

On my most recent hike, I had the pleasure of watching a bald eagle soar over the bend in the river from the overlook.

Contacts

Shared By:

Kevin Mays

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 8 votes

#2

in South Side

#3044

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#2

in South Side

#27

in Kentucky

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Photos

Photo taken from the observation deck on the Turnhole Bend Trail in May 2016.
Jun 9, 2016 near Brownsv…, KY
Overlooking the Green River
Nov 25, 2018 near Brownsv…, KY

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Oct 19, 2020
John Bruder
0.6mi
Aug 8, 2020
M Moore
May 2, 2020
Alanna Malone
0.8mi
Jun 15, 2019
Joel Lawson
Nov 24, 2018
Robert Anderson
Short trail with great views. This is a must do with Cedar Sink Trail. 0.6mi — 0h 30m
Sep 1, 2018
Zach Wozniak
Easy loop with easy grades that culminates with a scenic overlook of the green river 0.6mi
May 26, 2018
Keith Storsin
May 25, 2018
Sarah Pachoud