Blue Bend Trail

EASY 7 reviews

Blue Bend Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Parkers Lake, Kentucky that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

4.5 miles 721 feet Loop

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers



3 months ago

Easy trail for the whole family. Thick blanket of dead leaves on the trail so had to be carful with footing in places. Heard turkeys calling, but kids and dog so loud on trail there's no chance we would see anything.

6 months ago

11 months ago

Loved it great easy trail

1 year ago

1 year ago

Nice trail. Lots of great scenery. Spotted turkey along the trail. only drawback is walking the road back to the trail head parking area. Great rock formations made the hike even more enjoyable. We took some trail food, took our time and it took us about two hours to complete. Recommend for most everyone that hikes frequently.

4 years ago

5 years ago

Although the brochures lead you to believe that the beauty of this trail is the section that parallels the Cumberland River, it is actually the significant rock formations that provide the awe of this trail. They are amazing!

We hiked this trail 1 week after the tornado, which resulted in a lot of flooding on the last section of the trail as the water had breached its banks significantly. This by no means put a damper on this hike. It was still great.

The weather was a warm, sunny 50 degrees and even in the shade no jacket was required. This is rated an easy trail which seems to be fairly accurate.