Elm Lick Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews

Elm Lick Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ridgetop, Kentucky that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
646 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Start from the parking lot on Fire Tower road. There is a quick .2 mile walk on a fire road to get to the trailhead. Head down the trail about .3 miles to where the loop starts. The trail is in good condition however, there are a couple fallen trees from recent storms.

hiking
2 months ago

Really nice short hike. For the most part, I would rate it as easy, but there are two hills (when traveling clockwise) that are not for the faint of heart of asthmatic. If you’re looking for a breathtaking view, this trail might not be for you, but if you’re just looking for an interesting enough hike (especially if you want to take dogs off leash!) this is a great one.

hiking
3 months ago

This is not so much a review as a correction to an inaccuracy. According to the Bernheim website, dogs are permitted in all outdoor areas of the park, except on guided public or moonlight hikes. Only service animals are permitted indoors.

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