Hike and Bike Trail is a 3.4 mile out and back trail located near Clermont, Kentucky and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.
Well marked trail along Long Lick Creek, through wooded area, mostly flat The Hike and Bike Trail is located in a previously unused area of Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. As the name implies, the trail is open to both foot and bicycle travel. The trail is wide and clearly marked, consisting of mostly gravel, with some paved areas. After an initial climb from the parking area, the trail is mostly flat. The trail follows scenic Long Lick Creek, with several well constructed bridges over the creek. The trail is mostly tree lined with some rocky areas located along the way. The total length of the traiil is 3.7 miles one way, but the last 1/2 of this is mostly along country roads and abandoned paved roads. The entire trail is worthy of the bike, but a good turn-a-round point for a hike is at about the 1.75 mile mark where a gate is across the trail.
Good gravel trail. Better suited for running or biking. Plenty of tree cover on the one way out, one way back. Only negative is that for a lot of the trail you are close to the main road so there is plenty of traffic noise.
Not bad for a beginner. It's all gravel and easy to find.
Don't waste your time. The trail is noisy (distillery on one side and highway on the other), not very scenic (run down homesteads, drain pipes, discarded tires, etc) and shares a road with dump trucks and construction vehicles do it's nothing more than a muddy road in parts.
A nice easy trail - straight and level with some grade in areas; gravel path is good and compact for hiking or biking. Trail includes old Hwy 245 as well which provides an easy walk along the creek bed. When you're finished you can stop by the Jim Beam production center for a visit!