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greenBlue Turnhole Bend Trail

Trail

2.0 mile 3.2 kilometer point to point
99% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 79' 24 m
Descent: -160' -49 m
High: 877' 267 m
Low: 738' 225 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by Clinton Lewis

Fun downhill to the perfect campsite

Clinton Lewis

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Runner Notes

From the trailhead intersection with Buffalo Creek Trail, it's all downhill. Being an out-and-back, that means it's all uphill on the return.

Description

Beginning at the trailhead where Turnhole Bend intersects with the Buffalo Creek Trail, this is a fun 2-mile descent along a ridgeline surrounded by old-growth Kentucky forest. The ridge offers many good vantage points to view the hollows and peeks at the Green River below.

At the end of the trail is a short climb up to the Turnhole Bend Campsite... one of the best campsites in the park, be sure to get your reservations, it's worth it. If unoccupied, it's the perfect place to grab a snack and watch the river which surrounds you on all three sides.

Turning around, what comes down, must go up. It's all uphill from here.

To add more variety, the excellent Sal Hollow Trail intersects the Turnhole Bend Trail at the midway point, offering several options and loop possibilities to the left & right.

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in North Side

#229

in Kentucky

#19,652

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