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A portion of trail that spans the width of Land Between the Lakes connecting Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley.


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2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

Point to Point

683' 208 m

High

615' 187 m

Low

209' 64 m

Up

217' 66 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly A wide trail with several trailheads allows for families to hike as much or as little as they desire.

Description

This portion of the Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail consists of compacted stone. The portion nearest the English Hill Trailhead consists of a series of small hills that provide variation in scenery. As the trail nears the Trace, the trail flattens out for easier hiking.

Before intersecting with the Trace, the trail intersects with the North/South Trail. Signage makes the route clear. Shortly before arriving at the Golden Pond Visitor Center, hikers must cross the Trace. While motorists should stop for hikers and bikers, caution is recommended since some traffic may be fast.

Many people set out on this trail and hike a portion of it before retracing their steps and returning to their vehicle. Whatever you're looking for, this is a great trail.

Flora & Fauna

The trail showcases hardwood forests dense with oak and hickory trees. Watch out for poison oak and poison ivy. As always, spray for tick and be alert for venomous snakes.

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Shared By:

Joshua Hutchens

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#33

in Kentucky

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Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail
Dec 2, 2017 near Cadiz, KY

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Oct 8, 2018
Tim Redel
Out and back 4.3mi