Boone Cliffs Loop Trail [CLOSED]

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Boone Cliffs Loop Trail [CLOSED] is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Burlington, Kentucky that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

1.6 miles
298 feet

dog friendly



horseback riding

nature trips

trail running





wild flowers




over grown



Boone Cliffs is 74 acres of old growth forest and unique 20 to 40 foot cliff formations. There are unpaved trails rated moderate to difficult available for hiking. During hunting season please use caution as private land surrounds parks. This trail is now closed for conservation and repairs.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

This trail is now closed for 2 years for conservation and repairs.

Monday, April 18, 2016

I took my six and nine year old children with me, and we all loved it. They took off their shoes and walked in the stream at the end.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Easy day hike with no gear or to test gear. Nice views and very quiet

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

This is a good day trail for testing out equipment or preparing for a larger hike or just a good day hike. As others have mentioned it is a shared horse trail so there are sections that can be very muddy and rutty. Trail is moderate difficulty only due to the uphills. The outer loop is 3.4 miles but there are options to cut that short and hike a shorter distance if needed. Trail is well cleared and there are several options inside the loop. Be prepared that there is a creek crossing to get to the main trail intersection just on the other side of the creek so you're feet may get wet during wet season. Creek never seems to be more than 6" or so year round at the crossing area. I have taken my younger children before with no issues. NOTE: The location of the trail identified in the map on this website is NOT Middle Creek Two Loops trail, this is actually the trail head for Boone Cliffs trail which is a more difficult but shorter loop hike through Boone Cliffs. The trailhead and parking area for Middle Creek is west past the MIddle Creek Road turnoff, on the left side of the road just past the Dinsmore Homestead.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Went out on the trail today and was pleasantly surprised with how nice it was. Some parts were over grown but that sort of thing does not bother me. We ran into a local who showed us where a natural spring was. Over a great time.

Monday, September 02, 2013

Trails were well marked. Some trails were a bit over grown. Trails were muddy and there were many with large horse hoof prints. All in all it was a great trail.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Decent trails, somewhat maintained. In the wet season the lower parts can be messy due to the fact that these trails are also popular for horseback riding. They tend to leave a lot of ruts. It can be quite messy with thick mud. All in all a nice afternoon hike. Beautiful large sycamores and Beech trees as well...

Sunday, November 27, 2016

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

trail running
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Sunday, November 02, 2014