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Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary Trail is a 1.7 mile loop trail located near Frankfort, Kentucky that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.7 mi Elevation gain 160 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Lake

Wildlife

Bugs

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The Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary is closed on all major holidays. Check with the park before visiting for hours.

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Reviews (46)
Photos (100)
Recordings (25)
Completed (82)
Paula Tackett
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Hiking

Nice easy trail for kids and dogs. Interesting features like the pond, and very nice air conditioned bird blind. Bug spray is a MUST, due to the ticks. We all had at least 20 on us.

Casey Grant
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HikingBugsOver grown

Good trail but needs some work. Parts were way overgrown. We were all covered in ticks. So be careful.

Dayanna Cadena
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Hiking

Tick infestation, I had 15 to 20 ticks in just 30 min of being there .

Josie Lamb
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Hiking

Beware of ticks.

Don McLeod
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HikingBugsOver grown

Nice setting but tall grasses with ticks took away from the enjoyment.

Hannah Clendenin
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HikingBugsPrivate property

Such beautiful wooded trails with tons of wildlife. Not sure if it’s just the time of the year, but I was walking through spider webs the entire time. Also a bad time for ticks. Found tons on my dog and several on my legs and in my shoes. Will probably try again in the winter

Amanda Clark
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WalkingBugs

The trails themselves were nice - easy and flat. We saw a deer and not many other people on the trails on 5/31/2020 but the ticks were out of control. We have removed over 35 from our dog with a handful being on us as well.

Kimberly Morgan
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Walking

Awesome, easy trail. Great for kids.

Richard Coldiron
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Philip Heath
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Hiking

I really enjoyed this trail. It’s currently 3/31/20 and some parks and trails are closing down due to the health crisis. I was the only person here from the time I got there until I left. It’s privately owned. Was very grateful to see them open and get to experience this trail. Saw some deer and some sort of large bird as the highlights. Maybe a turkey or vulture, not sure. Plenty other squirrels and small birds as well.

Graham Schick
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Hiking

Forgot to start recording from beginning... Nothing too special or challenging. There’s also a 1 mile pond loop that some happy wet dogs loved

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William Jones
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Hiking

We did the red and yellow trails. Nothing spectacular about the trails but they are well maintained and marked well. Great trails to walk for a bit of peace and quiet!

Cory Stewart
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Hiking

Great place to wander around and enjoy the peace and quiet!

Ronda Napier
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Hiking

I enjoyed Buckley.., it was 94 today so I chose an easy trail. The trails were clearly marked . Take a pic of the map at the entrance. It’s all color coded. I was there several hours and saw no one. I did get a pic of my first deer. The place has a pavilion with clean rest rooms for family gatherings. I did all the trails. My favorite trail was the blue one.

N Shewmaker
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Hiking

This is a very easy trail, but it's basically walking around the perimeter of an overgrown field. It's my least favorite trail in the area.

Josh Welch
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nice quick and easy trail

Chesney Angel
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Hiking

Loved this trail for my son and doggo. Nice easy trial. Very open.

Mamie Mamie Clark
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Hiking

I really enjoyed it

Mark Klotzle
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Hiking

nice trail like seeing deer

Adam Prather
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Hiking

Great hike with kids. Lots of flora identified with placards. Nice place to see deer.

D D
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Hiking

Very easy trail, takes you through the woods and is very pretty. Great for a family hike!

Anthony Friday
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Hiking
First to Review

Easy, well marked trail. Nothing outstanding, good or bad. Rather difficult to get to. Saw a few deer and lots of birds to look at. Not much elevation change and no view of the river.

Bill Rogers
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Jennifer Craig
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Alvin Enlow
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