hiking

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Along the banks of the Ohio River just north of Henderson, KY, John James Audubon State Park houses the world's largest collection of Audubon artifacts and offers exhibits on the artist's life. Here, nearly two centuries ago, John James Audubon, renowned naturalist and artist, came with his family to operate a small mercantile business and to explore the surrounding wilderness in search of wild birds to study and sketch.

I really enjoy this trail for a short outdoor hike with the family. I've gone with my 1.5 year old and although we pretty much made it to the lake and back (not around) she walked at least half of it. Then returned with the whole family 6 ,7 and 2 years old. The kids loved seeing the fish and frogs. We ran into about 3 other couples. Marked well, plenty of benches along the way, husband did get poison ivy on this walk though.

great trails, amazing forest.

walking
2 months ago

Short but I'd consider it hard and not moderate. The inclines were pretty steep, although they did have tree roots as makeshift steps. I'll do it again but be better prepared next time!

trail running
5 months ago

some trails are a little overgrown but it was still a good run.

hiking
5 months ago

Very few people at the park on a Monday morning. Beautiful trees and vegetation. Gentle, rolling hills

Needs to be trimmed with a weedeater in places. Starting to get overgrown

hiking
5 months ago

It was a good trail for a 14 week old puppy. A lot of evaluation changes which was nice. Kinda upset it was the only trail that allowed pets. But that’s fine.

On our trip to Audubon Park with our dog we happened across this trail. It was what we hoped would be a great start to a day of hiking. Sadly this was the only trail in the park that allowed dogs. Not a bad hike but we like to spend more time when we visit. Not sure why they restrict dogs on the other trails.

Awesome change in elevation, well maintained trails. Short but strenuous

Lots of varying elevation in a trail for this area. High canopy, above a well maintained trail.

Hiked loop around and back to make it 2 miles. Signage is confusing. Definitely no pets or dogs allowed despite what this app says. Saw a small herd of 8 deer.

hiking
Thursday, January 11, 2018

This loop includes the Backcountry Trail, which is 1.5 miles and pretty vigorous, plus a couple of other trails. The entire loop is nearly 3 miles and very hilly but quite enjoyable.

trail running
Sunday, December 24, 2017

Did this at Christmas time while visiting the in-laws. Very runnable trail. Did the “back country trail” in addition to the wilderness loop and it came out to a little under 4 miles with about 560 ft. elevation gain. Saw some great wildlife too with some deer, woodpeckers, and cardinals. Will definitely be doing this trail every time I’m in the area.

trail running
Thursday, December 21, 2017

One of my favorite trails in John James Audubon State Park. Not very hilly and well-maintained. Several nice foot bridges. Watch for ticks in the summer.

walking
Thursday, December 21, 2017

Very short, easy for walking, and well-maintained. Part of a larger trail system in John James Audubon State Park.

trail running
Thursday, December 21, 2017

This trail is short but fairly difficult. Very steep hills with a lot of tree roots. Watch for ticks in warm weather.

hiking
Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Longer and a little harder due to elevation but nothing to extreme, the trail drops down to the valley floor and walks part way along the creek. Woods offer large trees and huge grape vines. Nice trek especially in the early spring, when the leaves are just starting to form. Allows you to still see the terrain but still see green. Birds are a big part of this park and have many activities surrounding them. Chirping through out this trek makes it especially nice.

hiking
Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Nothing to exciting, kid friendly, educational on how land developed. Nice trek. They recently added metal plaques with addition info on plants, trees, animals and birds of the area, great for children’s education and introducing them to the outdoors.

hiking
Tuesday, December 05, 2017

They say moderate but mostly easy, some incline. kid friendly, abundant trees and history on woods.

hiking
Tuesday, December 05, 2017

probably my favorite of thier trails, traverse ground, bridges, wooden walkways, lake view and wild life make this an interesting trek with a variety of views. Nothing to extreme but could be considered challenging for some.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Really enjoyed our hike to see fall color. Challenging enough to get the blood pumping.

hiking
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Great fall color! This one was almost too hilly for the younger kids hiking with me.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

I run this trail often, love it!

Thursday, November 09, 2017

This trail is a little bit of a workout with the hills. I've hiked this trail several times over 5 years and I have always come across other people on the trail. The rain washes away the dirt and makes the trail more challenging on the hills. Warning: not everyone keeps their dogs on leashes so pay attention, especially around the corners.

hiking
Monday, August 28, 2017

Had a good time walking with my family

Friday, August 11, 2017

Easy for kids and dogs.

Monday, May 15, 2017

I really enjoyed this trail. My dog loved it as well.

hiking
Friday, May 05, 2017

Good Views, Kid Friendly, lots of places to take a break an enjoy some family outing time

hiking
Friday, May 05, 2017

Good beginner trail. Clear path, pretty short for my taste.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

First trail and it was so much fun! The steepness of hike surprised and excited me.

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