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McHargue's Mill Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near London, Kentucky and is good for all skill levels. 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 1.9 mi Elevation gain 118 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Stroller friendly Hiking Mountain biking Walking Running Partially paved Historic site
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McHargue's Mill Trail runs through Levi Jackson State Park. The trail is mostly gravel and blacktop which makes it more of a walking trail instead of a hiking trail. Their are a few inclines but the surface is rather smooth so it is easy and with some effort it is stroller friendly. There are two trail heads the southern one begins in the swimming pool parking lot, while the northern trail head begins on the back side of McHargue's Mill. The trail is rather entertaining as it travels past a campground, Tree Top Adventures, the Mountain Life Museum, Defeated Camp Burial Ground, and McHargue's Mill.

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Tim Sanford
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Beautiful walk!

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William Turner
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Really enjoyed it. As mentioned by a lot, I wouldn’t consider this a hiking trail as much as I do a walking trail, but still scenic. Very pretty park in London. Took our 6 yr old and 2 yr old and they done fine.

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Kelli McCarthy
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Easy trail to the mill!

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Amber Kennoy
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Not a true hiking only trail but an awesome trail to break in kids or real newbies. Quick and easy. Plus other trails you can add in to easily extend to 2 miles but still are safe and easy for all levels

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Dave Bujak
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More of a foot path through a town park / campground. Great for the locals but not a hiking destination. We got off I-75 based on the ratings and photos in order to stretch our legs but it was barely worth the detour.

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Cary sue Wolfe
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Nice

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Rachel Stephens
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Great for kids... there was quite a bit of traffic on the road

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Ashley Palmer
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Best place to take the kids for pictures and let them feed the ducks! And a small walk! I’ve been to weddings here also!

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Renee Konkle
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Melissa Perrigan
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Not much of a hiking trail as others stated, but it did have some good views. You can also pick up Boone Trace Trail once you finish at the mill.

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Amy Bell
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As has been stated this isn't exactly a hiking trail but it does cut through the forest and has some serene views. Great for kids and those who want some forest views without any major trekking or prep.

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Kay Parsons
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very nice walk. not really a hike but was very enjoyable.

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Victor Jordan
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The McHargue Mill Trail is a rather fun trail, especially during the months that the trees are green. I only rated it two stars because it more of a walking trail than a hiking trail. It was still enjoyable, it was fast and allows for getting in some steps. Today it was 50 degrees I saw a family pushing a stroller and also met a 91 year old lady hiking the trail.

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Penny Begley
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Penny Begley
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Nichole George-Odonoghue
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Penny Begley
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Penny Begley
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Penny Begley
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Peggy Bowman
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Penny Begley
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Penny Begley
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Penny Begley
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Penny Begley
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Penny Begley
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Penny Begley
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Penny Begley
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Chad Christian
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Penny Begley
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Penny Begley
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