Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out.
Learn more

Bernheim Arboretum Hike and Bike Trail [CLOSED] is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Clermont, Kentucky that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.4 mi Elevation gain 223 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Closed

Description
Waypoints (0)
Contact
Getting There

As of May 2020, users have reported this trail still has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. 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.

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest - (502) 955-8512

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is located about 25 miles south of Louisville, KY, on Highway 245 in Clermont, KY. Take I-65 to exit 112 and go east for about 2 miles, turning left on Happy Hollow Road.

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (15)
Photos (16)
Recordings (14)
Completed (53)
Melissa Taft
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFri May 15 2020
HikingClosed

Bernheim Forest is closed completely due to COVID-19

Rosemary Kovacs
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFri Apr 17 2020
Hiking

Wish this arboretum was closer. It is really a beautiful place to walk and the Forest Giants really should be seen before they leave. You can spend a nice day there if you like to picnic and want some nice family time. It is definitely kid friendly

Trail Runner
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSun Dec 22 2019
Hiking

Beautiful, flat 4 mile out and back for trailrunning. (Trail shoes not needed). Yes there is some road noise but I am usually here in the morning so hardly any traffic, and much of the trail is bourbon scented thanks to the Jim Beam and 4 Roses distilleries near by:)

BRIAN ATWOOD
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarTue Dec 18 2018
Hiking

Had a great hiking day through gravel, old road bed.

Chris Chris Grimm
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarThu Aug 18 2016
Mountain biking

Ok.

Anthony Torres
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarSun Mar 27 2016
Hiking

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.

Billy Lucas Iii
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSat Sep 15 2012
Hiking

Not bad for a beginner. It's all gravel and easy to find.

Patrick O'Connor
Yellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarMon Jan 09 2012
Hiking

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.

John Styer
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarSun Feb 27 2011
Hiking

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!

Patricia DeToye Peeler
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSat Apr 18 2020
Hiking
View Patricia's Recording
David McCarty
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSat Apr 11 2020
Hiking
View David's Recording
David McCarty
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSat Mar 28 2020
Hiking
View David's Recording
Donnie Whitaker
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarThu Mar 26 2020
Hiking
View Donnie's Recording
John Whitten
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSun Feb 02 2020
Mountain biking
View John's Recording
Rita Keeling
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarWed Dec 05 2018
Hiking
View Rita 's Recording