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Greenbo Lake Trail is a 8.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Greenup, Kentucky that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 8.9 mi Elevation gain 1,020 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Camping Hiking Horseback riding Mountain biking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Forest Lake Views Wild flowers
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Tessa DeLong
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Kathryn Rogers
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This trail was very well marked and maintained. Not many views or interesting things to see on your way except for the section near the lake.

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Carl Ragland
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Extremely well maintained, marked wide trail. Moderate inclines. Friendly and helpful Lodge staff, get a paper map there. Trail mostly dry, with only one recent blowdown, sure it will be removed soon. There is a camping shelter on the trail.

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Nathan Sanders
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Really enjoyed miles 1-4. Beautiful with lots of creek crossings and grassy patches, some nice views of the lake. Definitely prepare to cross some water and get your shoes muddy. At about mile 4 there is a short road walk and then you enter the forest for the remainder of the time, which doesn't offer many great views. Well-maintained trail though, and pretty secluded.

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Darren Johnson
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Gary Zornes
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The best is start at lodge the trail is not marked in places and you do not sign in which is a big problem in my mind there are no rangers also only part time rangers when you reach paved area at top the signs are not visible and hard to follow got clean trail but could be a danger is a emergency did occur because of no sign in and out as I believe all trail should have as for the walk to lodge you can ask at lake dock for a lift back they gave me one

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Patty Harvey
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My favorite trail.

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James Stearnes
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I always enjoy this trail. Well maintained. I have been hiking here for 40 plus years.

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Daniel Howard
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Jacob Dixon
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Great trail other than the road walk from the Marina back to the lodge after already walking 8 miles. One of the better marked trails of been on in Kentucky.

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Jeremy Offill
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The trail begins well as you walk along the lake and small creek. After 3 miles or so you climb a hill to be directed out onto a rural road. After walking by a few rural homes on the road you then walk another few miles through ordinary woods. Overall the hike was so so.

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Tom McKnight
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Marked well. Could be in better shape. Nice trail for a state park.

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Jeffrey Burns
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I assume this is the Mike Tygart Trail. There are several trails at the lake. Claylick Loop, Carpenters Run and Mike Tygart are the longer trails (+5 mi. - 10 mi.) plus shorter ones. All the trails are fairly well maintained although not always as well marked as they could be, esp where trails cross.

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Jesse Thacker
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Start out at the boat dock where you park your car. Ride down the sidewalk to the floating pier where the trailhead is located. Pace yourself for the first 3 miles as there is some up hill climbing to go through. After that the trail becomes more fun with some moderate fast downhill on narrow single track where you need to watch for soccer ball sized rocks and close trees. Theres a nice shelter that has been around since I was a child to take a lunch break in or even pack your hammock for a relaxing nap with some shade. Continue the trail through winding hills and finish out at the cemetery or walk the rest of the trail to the lodge as theres no riding alloud on that portion. You can park the bikes in front and go inside the Lodge and read up on Jesse Stuart, nearby covered bridges, and more lucal interesting history of this Bluegrass area that small town folk are pleased to live in.

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Bob Goebel
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Trail head is easy to find near marina. Nice views of the lake for the first couple of miles. This is a very peaceful trail. Most of the trail is an easy walk. You'll follow along a creek after you're past the lake. The sound of the water was relaxing. There was a little mud due to the recent rains. There is a moderately steep hill around the 3.5 mile point. There are a couple of benches to rest on as you go up. The entire trail is well marked. There is a section of gravel road that's approximately 1/2mile but there are blazes along the side and the next trailhead is very clearly marked. When I got to the cemetery I went straight to the marina which makes the whole trail 7.4 miles according to my gps. I didn't walk the section that goes toward the lodge because the lodge is closed for repair and the road is closed as well. Very enjoyable trail.

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Lexi Rollender
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Hiking

Start at the trailhead across from the cemetery and follow the yellow trees! I would definitely recommend this one. Trails are nice, nothing too crazy steep. Nicely shaded. If you follow the loop and come out to break at the lodge lot, go down the stairs and you'll find the most beautiful view that leads right back to the trail loop. (Right along the water) We did about 4 miles in 2 hours. Watch for spiderwebs!

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Malea Barker
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Pretty easy if you can get past the distance. Saw lots of snakes though.

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Half Staff
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Did this a couple months back and I must say this trail isn't one that I'll return to, it had little to see and a large portion is bridal trail for someone who likes an "exercise" trail this is great for wearing you out but there isn't much payoff for sightseeing, not really anything but trees unfortunately.

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Adam Dixon
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This trail is kept up nicely but somewhat confusing to follow. Some decent lake side views but not much else to see. Did see one snake in a creek. Campground & entertainment for the weekend was better than the hike.

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Vicki Ellis
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Mountain biking

My husband and I camped out here the past 3 weekends. The lake and camp ground are wonderfull. Its small and not super busy, we always camp in the primitive section. Access to the trails are very easy to get to. There are several different points you can start depending on how far you want to go. We did the shortest section the first weekend, the longer of the two on the second weekend, and the entire loop last weekend. We both agree we aren't in the best of shape, but the roots and hills on this trail (Michael Tygart Loop) are pretty rough for mountain biking. We had to walk our bikes a good part of the way. There are some interesting things around mile 2 thru 3 (begining at the maraina), where you can walk a short distance off the trail and see some abandoned homes built in the late 1800's. We got to go inside one and look around. There are horse trails, a boyscout tropp camp, and really nice views.

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Karen Conn
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Running

This trail is actually goes by the name of Michael Tygart on the state park map. It's closer to 8 miles, and it's misleadingly referred to as a loop, even though it starts at the lodge and ends at marina (which are about a mile apart, making it almost 9 miles that way). This trail makes for a great run, however, be prepared for a tough uphill around the cemetery after you cross the road about 1.25 miles into the hike. When you reach the next road about 3 miles later, you will go up the road about .25 miles until the trail reappears around the Claylick Loop trailhead. I didn't know about this the first time on the trail, and I became fed up searching for the other half of the trail, so me and my friend just turned around and ran back the way we came. But the next time we returned, we found where the trail restarted, and the last half was well worth the trouble of searching for it. After you descend downhill, the next two miles are nearly flat. Around the time you get back to the lake, you have about 1.5 miles left of rolling hills and spectacular views of the lake. Unfortunately, when the trail ends, you are still a mile or so away from where you began, so if you don't have anyone to pick you up from the marina, you will have to walk the road back to the lodge. (Bummer.)

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Jackie Hale
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I truly enjoyed this trail, it seemed well kept, moderate in its demands and accurate according to the map... Wonderful time! I will do this trail again soon.. Happy Hiking!!!

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Scott Bowling
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Good trail, moderate hills, well marked

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Greg McFarlin
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Great trail. Enjoyed some old homesteads that have been abandoned. The trail is well maintained and marked well. Lake views are nice as well.

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Kelle Miller
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It was a lot of fun! A really beautiful trail! The GPS adress for the lodge is: West KY Hwy 1711, HC 60, Box 562, Greenup, KY 41144 I hope it helps!

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Joshua Collins
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All around great trail, clearly marked with a few shelters in case of bad weather like today.

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Jesse Thacker
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worked here for 5 summers and hiked and biked this trail quite a bit. extremely peaceful and always under the shade in mid summer. most fun in the fall!

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Robert Osterhage
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Sherrill Harris
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garrett quillen
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