Blue Bend Trail

EASY 16 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
531 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
13 days ago

good trail, lots of rock formations down by the river.

hiking
1 month ago

Okay for a short family outing. Really not a lot of scenery. The river followed the trail the first half and that was cool. Really not a lot of places for camping.

trail running
2 months ago

Really nice trail.

hiking
8 months ago

Easy trail with a view of river

Sunday, November 27, 2016

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.

Monday, April 04, 2016

Loved it great easy trail

hiking
Monday, November 02, 2015

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.

hiking
Sunday, March 11, 2012

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.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

walking
Friday, March 11, 2016

hiking
Saturday, May 26, 2012