hiking
9 days ago

There is currently a ton of blown downs. A few that required walking through thick thorn bushes to get around. Lots of ticks. My advice would be to wear pants on this one, until they get the trail cleared from the blow downs.

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous!! We go to Bernheim with our dogs often and this is my 2nd favorite trail

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked this trail a few weeks ago. My recommendation would be when you get to the fork in the trail go right which would be counter clockwise. I went left and encountered the part of the trail where you have to hike straight up the hill. It was a workout but a really nice trail. Plan to do it again.

hiking
2 months ago

good small hike, a little challenging hike at the beginning, but not to bad

fun trail

You will definitely get a good workout! Nice areas by the creek to relax. Lots of ticks found on our dogs after though so beware!

hiking
2 months ago

The trail is difficult due to mere length and elevation. Definitely challenging for me. Make sure you pay attention to the blazes. I plan on doing it again.

I took my 9 year old son and we both agree on 3 star rating. It’s a typical hike in Bernheim Forest. Well maintained trail. Trail passes a pond and a silo from mid 1800s residence. Trail also passes a creek you cross. A nice couple hours alone with your child and no video game. Location is easy to get to.

One of my favorites.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy to moderate trail. 3-4 hilly areas but not too bad. Old Silo on the trail. Overall a nice trail for a morning hike.

hiking
2 months ago

My favorite trail at Bernheim. The majority of it is pretty easy going but the hills will kick your butt, making this an enjoyable hike as well as a workout. Plenty of spots to sit on a rock or downed tree for a rest or snack as well as frequent access to the creek so bring a filter and you won't have to haul a bunch of water. Technically dogs need to be leashed but this is a good trail to bend that rule---no blind corners so you have plenty of time to see fellow hikers coming and leash your pup. Keep your eyes up and you might see a flying wild turkey!

All types of terrain!

My first trail hike in Kentucky (besides the underground Mamooth Caves visit). I hiked with a friend in March. It was nice, the landscape is beautiful but a bit monotonous. The trail is well maintained and plastic signs are nailed to some trees to keep you on the right path. There is a couple of long hilly ascents that will make you sweat a little bit. If you are interested in tree mushrooms there are plenty, and also lichens. Not particularly good for a picknik as there are virtually no spots where you could confortably sit but I guess the main idea is just to hike. There is a nice stream that was easy to crossed at the moment.

hiking
4 months ago

I hiked the trail clockwise in December. I started at 10am and finished just at 1630 when the ranger was closing the gate. I brought my hiking backpack, and a couple liters of water. I had to run at times when the trail was flat, to make sure I maintained my pace to be done by 1630. The trail was in good shape, there are some decent views. Nothing spectacular. It is definitely one of the harder trails in the area and requires that you are physically fit.

backpacking
5 months ago

Awesome trail !! Would be excellent if you could camp in some designated areas overnight so you can take tour time and enjoy everything this place has to offer. WILL hike again.

backpacking
5 months ago

This is not a moderated trail. Maybe if hiking, but certainly not if running. A lot of leaves are down right now in Jan so it makes foot placement difficult in avoiding the constant rocks on the trail. This run is great exercise so don't plan on running it for time.

Be on the lookout for rattlesnakes (we saw one right in the middle of the trail..see photos) and prepared for a massive number of ticks in the summer. Despite taking precautions of using bug spray and covering ourselves in tall socks, hat, and pants, we were covered in ticks!! No exaggeration a minimum of 50 each when we got finished and we had been picking them off along the whole trail! I even had tiny ticks under my compression socks! Yes they were ticks because they went to warm areas! My friend and I had to strip down in the parking lot. Otherwise it was a fun trail but I’m not sure I would do it again due to the tick plague!

hiking
7 months ago

Really nice short hike. For the most part, I would rate it as easy, but there are two hills (when traveling clockwise) that are not for the faint of heart of asthmatic. If you’re looking for a breathtaking view, this trail might not be for you, but if you’re just looking for an interesting enough hike (especially if you want to take dogs off leash!) this is a great one.

hiking
8 months ago

Like many others are saying...nice long trail. 13.87654 miles of mixed elevation depending on how you start. We went counter clockwise and the first 6-7 miles were somewhat strenuous and challenging keeping our 3 mile per hour pace. As fairly new hikers, we took 7 hours to complete this trail with water breaks as needed(often) and one 10 minute snack break. Water sources were mostly in the first and last 2 miles so bring at least 3 liters of h2o. Great hike with not so amazing views. Mostly green tunnels during summer and fall this year.

Good long trail. Ups and downs. Lot of green tunnel. But the forest is beautiful. Will do it again.

Great trail! There are dozens in this area ranging from a half mile up to 13 miles and dogs are welcome on all of them :)
*the address this app lists is incorrect* it wil bring you to their employee service entrance lol but just use Google Bernheim Forest & you'll get you there!

hiking
8 months ago

This is not so much a review as a correction to an inaccuracy. According to the Bernheim website, dogs are permitted in all outdoor areas of the park, except on guided public or moonlight hikes. Only service animals are permitted indoors.

Go counter clockwise and get the beast over with. Good hill. At first, the rest is smooth sailing.

I like this Trail mainly for the length and proximity to my home in Bardstown. I have hiked this trail a few times. Once in 2005 and once in 2015. Both times I have gone in November or December on mild winter days(highs of 50-55). Last time I hiked this trail, I started when they open and finish a few hours before close. I packed plenty of water, a lunch and an afternoon snack. There's usually not much to look at in the winter, but you can look down the ridge into the wooded forest, a view that might not possible in the Summer. Ticks were not a problem.

hiking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

This is a great long trail. We tried the first time to get on the trail from another trail, but this was a mistake and we couldn't find the loop from the main trailhead. Also the first time we tried it, it had rained the week before and the creeks were flooded and you had to cross over many streams. Though this made it really scenic I wouldn't recommend, since you'd need a couple of changes of socks. Also make sure you start at the actual trail head by the playground so you don't get lost finding your way back. Took around 7 hours. You can take your lunch for a stop at the halfday point. That's the only place there's a bench to rest.

hiking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

This is a great long trail. We tried the first time to get on the trail from another trail, but this was a mistake and we couldn't find the loop from the main trailhead. Also the first time we tried it, it had rained the week before and the creeks were flooded and you had to cross over many streams. Though this made it really scenic I wouldn't recommend, since you'd need a couple of changes of socks. Also make sure you start at the actual trail head by the playground so you don't get lost finding your way back. Took around 7 hours. You can take your lunch for a stop at the halfday point. That's the only place there's a bench to rest.

hiking
Sunday, June 04, 2017

Great long hike. 7 hours.

hiking
Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Loved it- well maintained. Nice short hike and great for kids too

Monday, April 24, 2017

Nice trail if you don't have all day, yet there's a fun creek and small waterfall if you do.

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