Looking for a great trail in The Parklands of Floyds Fork: Turkey Run Park, Kentucky? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in The Parklands of Floyds Fork: Turkey Run Park ranging from 3.3 to 7.1 miles and from 629 to 669 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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1 day ago

A nice walk. Parts of the trail were tough to follow close to Floyd’s fork due to the recent flooding. There was some trash (also probably due to recent flooding), but overall I would do the trail again.

Great little excursion off the Louisville Loop with nice views and several crossings of the creek. My hike was on a warm day in February following a hard freeze, so the creek and waterfalls were icy - scenic but needed to be cautious stepping on slick rocks. The lack of foliage allowed views far across the creek to other hills, peaceful and quiet. Several large downed trees to the side of the trail were fun to challenge my balancing skills :) I would definitely take this trail again to add some mileage and see the views as the seasons change.

1 month ago

Great for you dogs to come with you, but was quite muddy throughout. Still fun for a Sunday outing if you’re willing to get a little muddy!

The trail was overall relatively easy, easy to follow and well maintained. It is not a loop route as the site suggests but a lasso-shaped route. The trail is very pretty walk through a hardwood forest with multiple streams, small waterfalls. There is very little elevation change and what is there is very easily done with little to no struggle for someone of average athleticism. Be aware that there were issues with very muddy locations that were very slick. It made it difficult to traverse without either sliding or having to move off the trail. I would recommend not doing this hike if mud is noticed early on due to the difficulty in passing as well as the damage done to the trail in attempting to do so. Another issue to be aware of is the creek crossing. Without shoes that resist water, or warm temperatures, I would not recommend doing the last loop of the hike. There is a fairly large stream that requires you to hike across multiple large stones that can be slick and unstable.

2 months ago

Lovely view of the river and open fields on an easy, mostly wide path. Great for dogs. Only downside is that it can get very muddy after rain.

2 months ago

This hike was great! Well marked and easy to navigate. This is a lollipop type trail. There are several waterfalls and you follow/cross the stream several times. The hills aren’t anything to strenuous. Lots of mushrooms were spotted. Plenty of parking. Definitely recommend this trail.

3 months ago

Not much elevation gain, but several stream crossings that made for a fun short hike.

Well maintained trail. Nice creeks to explore.

on Wild Hyacinth Trail

6 months ago

Nice hike, crosses the creek several times and has a couple little waterfalls. If you plan to do Chinkapin Trail also watch closely for the trail head. It was not marked when I went.

Update. Went back to look for the Chinkapin trail head. According to the Parklands website you can access it. It isn’t marked. At the stone fence, cross the creek and Pawpaw will be to your left before going up the hill. It does not look well traveled. You can access Chinkapin from Pawpaw.

This was a nice hike with enough elevation changes to get some good exercise. There were quite a few mountain bikes but everybody was friendly. The trails could be marked a little better. When the Pawpaw trail merged with the Chikipan trail we could only follow the trail in All Trails. However, when we looped back to this point, we ended up staying on the Chikipan trail and added an extra 1.5 miles. The maps you get when you 1st get into Turkey Run Park leave a lot to be desired for the hiking trails.

I’m an out of town business traveler always seeking local trails. I was working 20 miles north and drive down to the Turkey Run trail head, which (by the way) was not accurately found at first by GPS. Once there, though, I connected to the Louisville Loop, which looks like a pretty expansive tax and donor driven initiative. It’s beautiful, well-marked, mostly concrete, and great for both workouts and sightseeing.

I ran out and back four miles from the trailhead - 8.1 miles total. It was a fun casual run, including stops for a selfie with the big yellow silo and quiet photos of the deer I saw eating wildflowers. There were water fountains about three miles out (the silo) and this appears to be a newer, clean, safe area for running/walking. Side trails for a more backwoods hiking and trail experience are also connected to the loop I ran.

Pros: Safe, smooth, interesting, long distances possible

Cons: None worth noting. Great one time experience.

Protip: Run slow and do a few of the add on nature trails and the loop around the farm with the silo. It’s a beautiful area and just an extra 1/2 mile at most. Don’t run muddy trails!

Lovely hike! Variety of turns and water.

nice walking trail

We hiked on this trail during the week day, so not a lot of bike traffic. First hike in Kentucky, and we are looking forward to doing more. Trail markers were helpful. Very well maintained.

Nice trail but very busy with bikers.

Clearly marked and well-maintained, but not very scenic. Would definitely be more fun on a bike with its many short ups and downs and hairpin turns.

The park and trails are perfect to relax and hike your little heart out.

To the parking lot to the trail head is .7 miles so count that as your doing this trail it was really pretty, Louisville Loop is paved and no shade it so you are half in the woods and about 1.5 miles on the paved trails.

Beautiful scenery. Saw tons of wildlife.

Well maintained path with minimal elevation. Lots of shade as you wind thru the forest. Not too strenuous. Great for the dog and even smaller kids. We added a loop and did 7 miles in less than 3 hours. You do have to share the quite narrow path with cyclists which there were quite a few today since the bike park was closed but all were courteous. Saw one pretty green snake.

10 months ago

Great little trail for Mother’s Day. Wife, kids (14 and 12 yo boys), and I went for a leisurely jaunt, followed by a Boone’s Bottom sojourn for an afternoon of wading in Floyd’s Fork. Wx was clear, light winds, and 90 degrees. Trail was much cooler under the forest canopy; it’s covered except for two places totaling ~100 yds. This trail was perfect for some family bonding. Between the two trails, we consumed nearly a gallon of water, but we were not thirsty when we got back to our truck.

Paw paw was nice, but chinkapin meandered with no purpose, no views, and no places to drop your pack and have lunch. I followed paw paw’s lavender blazes 1.2 miles to chickapin after two days of rain- wish I had worn gaiters- trail was very muddy. Took chinkapin’sorange blazes the 2.2 mile loop back to paw paw at 1.5 miles, which was best place for a picnic. Saw two deer, wild turkey, a cool tree frog, a wood pecker, and maybe 10 orange/black caterpillars. This trail has probably 10 stream crossings, so wear waterproof boots. Although it’s rated moderate, I never had to breathe hard nor did my heart elevate into fat burn zone, much less cardio, despite carrying a 10lb daypack. I brought 52oz water but only needed 32- temps were near 80 but trail completely shaded from the clear-sky sun. I do not recommend this trail except for a solo stroll just to get out- kids will probablynot like the lack of vistas and couples will not be able to stop and rest.

mountain biking
10 months ago

Fun trail. Wish it was a loop, but there are other trails to pick up along the way. Does not drain well, so avoid if it has rained recently.

A easy flat trail. Nice access to Floyd’s fork stream. Very pretty. We went off trail over a tributary and up a steep hill ~200 yds to power line right-of-way and trekked there for a 1/3 mile. Then made for creek bottom again near main road and followed that down to trail head. We didn’t see any snakes nor poison oak/ivy.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Nice day for a hike :)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Even though it’s a paved path it has lots of hills, and in the woods, if you climb the silo at the end it’s 109 steps to the top wonderful views! Turkey Run is my favorite part of the parklands

Had an awesome time on this trail.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Overall a good hike trail, except the last bit of it when you get onto the concrete path, just personal preference, hiking shouldn’t be on a poured concrete path. Would hike again though.

One of my favorites!

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