Lower Holly Loop Trail

MODERATE 26 reviews

Lower Holly Loop Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Frankfort, Kentucky that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
259 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

3 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

This was our third time to hike around this fabulous city park. It has challenging ascents and descents. It is pretty well marked, but we did accidentally enter the 3D Archery trails-not at the sign-that's where we exited. Our pictures show and alligator-part of the 3D scenario! Fortunately, no one was there and they only aim down marked trails-so there shouldn't be danger. But it was a bit uncomfortable! Once you reach the top, there are some nice views of North Frankfort and the Capitol as well as historical markers. There are also Port-a-potties! Bonus!
We like to go about 5 miles-we never hit that on our 3 separate hikes, but the ascent helped make up for shorter distances. There are some slippery places due to recent rain. Best to wear Roger hiking shoes on the trails. We also used our poles-but younger people seemed fine. We also saw more waterfalls this last time due to heavy rains 2 days before. No blackberries in the Blackberry Meadows (trail). Oh well, it was still a fun hike.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

There are quite a few trails here. Took a 3 year old and carried a 3 month old. It was great but the 3 year old ended up being carried quite a bit too.

2 months ago

This would be nice for a daily place to take a quick walk in the woods. I would rate the trail as easy. We saw 2 copperheads while there.

hiking
2 months ago

Favorite place to visit for walking, hiking, spending time with family, or even walking the furkids.
Note: Holly Trail leads to other amazing fun trails and water scenery
This place is actually called and found on GPS as Cove Springs

3 months ago

great for small children and pets

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

Waterfalls were lovely and a quick trip.

hiking
5 months ago

great short trail with nice water falls to view. pet friendly.

backpacking
5 months ago

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Lots of fun water features!

hiking
10 months ago

Easy hike. Good resting points. Lots to see and enjoy.

hiking
Saturday, July 30, 2016

This park is a favorite around the area. Due to all the rain the past couple of days, the creeks and falls were pushing a lot of water. This made for enjoyable hiking along the trails, despite some slippery spots, as the sound of running water was everywhere. Already looking forward to my next visit!

hiking
Friday, July 29, 2016

Cute trail with beautiful waterfall at start and finish. Many different trails to choose from.

hiking
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Very nice short hike. Trails well marked and the scenery is amazing!

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Not marked well at times. Plenty of scenery. The falls were great. Nice elevation changes. The meadow at the bottom was beautiful. Would be significantly better after rain.

hiking
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Hiked the Osage Trail after a rainy week. Slippery and muddy , but running water and waterfalls made it worthwhile

hiking
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Dog friendly, several beautiful waterfalls, trails well maintained and fairly well marked. Lots of places to stop and eat lunch. Easy hikes, but pretty!