Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Turkey Run Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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.

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.

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
21 days 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.

Nice day for a hike :)

Had an awesome time on this trail.

hiking
3 months ago

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!

hiking
4 months ago

Great area, and there are other trails that connect if you want to do a longer distance. Excellent scenery and low traffic.

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