Turnhole Bend Trail
ElevationAscent: 79' 24 m
Descent: -160' -49 m
High: 877' 267 m
Low: 738' 225 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)
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“Fun downhill to the perfect campsite”— Clinton Lewis
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.
Land Manager: NPS - Mammoth Cave Office