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Turnhole Bend Nature Trail

 4 votes

Length

0.6 Miles 0.9 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

Elevation

125' 38 m

Ascent

-125' -38 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

748' 228 m

High

677' 206 m

Low

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A great place to look for bald eagles!

Kevin Mays

Overview

A short, but sweet, jaunt through a small portion of the park, but one not to be dismissed.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Views
Family Friendly: Kids will love exploring this short loop.
Dogs: Leashed

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.

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Nov 5, 2017
Stella Winston
Kids didn’t behave but the weather was perfect and we saw an eagle nest, lots of sinkholes, foliage.
Sep 30, 2017
David Whittinghill
Nice trail. walked it with my daugter. 0.6mi
Jul 4, 2017
Adam Delaforest
was hot and raining
Feb 5, 2017
Kevin Mays
Dec 26, 2016
Kevin Mays
1mi
Oct 15, 2016
Kristen Embry
easy trail with kids and all. beautiful view at the overlook.

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 4 votes

#2

in South Side

#2909

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#2

in South Side

#35

in Kentucky

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