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greenBlue Turnhole Bend Nature Trail

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Trail

0.6 mile 0.9 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 125' 38 m
Descent: -125' -38 m
High: 748' 228 m
Low: 677' 206 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)

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Trail shared by Kevin Mays

A great place to look for bald eagles!

Kevin Mays

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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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
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

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 6 votes

#2

in South Side

#2697

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#2

in South Side

#31

in Kentucky

#2,697

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