Blue Bend Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Parkers Lake, KY that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
Loved it great easy trail
Nice trail. Lots of great scenery. Spotted turkey along the trail. only drawback is walking the road back to the trail head parking area. Great rock formations made the hike even more enjoyable. We took some trail food, took our time and it took us about two hours to complete. Recommend for most everyone that hikes frequently.
Although the brochures lead you to believe that the beauty of this trail is the section that parallels the Cumberland River, it is actually the significant rock formations that provide the awe of this trail. They are amazing!
We hiked this trail 1 week after the tornado, which resulted in a lot of flooding on the last section of the trail as the water had breached its banks significantly. This by no means put a damper on this hike. It was still great.
The weather was a warm, sunny 50 degrees and even in the shade no jacket was required. This is rated an easy trail which seems to be fairly accurate.