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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.

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Shared By:

Kevin Mays

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 12 votes

#2

in South Side

#2862

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#2

in South Side

#28

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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