Rudy Mines Trail is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Owensboro, 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.8 miElevation gain400 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingrunningForestViewsWildflowersWildlife
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These trails are great for hiking or mountain biking. Lots of wildlife to see as you enjoy the woods in this lesser traveled trail at Ben Hawes State Park. This trail does not meet enough of the guidelines that AllTrails uses to tag wheelchair and stroller friendly trails. Trail goers using mobility equipment may still be able to navigate all or portions of this trail. The path, as noted by users, is narrow and unpaved.

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Monique Craig
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HikingGreat!
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Jacob B
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Mountain biking
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Erin Hulsey
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HikingGreat!

I loved this trail. Some edits from AllTrails - this is part of a City Park, not a state Park. It was designed with biking in mind but we hiked it and had a lot of fun. The map provided with the distance of 4.8 is not accurate. You can hike as little as a mile or as much as 9 miles. When you arrive, take a picture of the map provided on your phone so you can decide along the path if you want to re-route. The paths are clearly marked with signs by color. Hikers should read close attention to the signs that indicate the way that bikers are going by the day (it's every other day either clockwise or counter clock wise). Hikers are advised to go the opposite direction for safety. The trails are neatly made, but narrow. They are free of rocks and roots. There are a few creek crossing, which may be deeper in wetter weather. The trails wind frequently, which made it a lot of fun for my kids (4, 6 and 8). The ran ahead having fun hiding behind the huge trees. We will absolutly go here again.

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Sara Hemingway
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HikingGreat!

This is my home away from home. We hike here about once a week. Usually we enter off Medley road on the yellow trail and take the orange loop. Once we reach the creek we continue on back to the yellow trail. It appears they are trying to close the part of the trail that is a former creekbed but we still go through as it is so beautiful. Our dog loves it here and the scenery is ever changing.

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Jacob B
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Mountain biking
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Jacob B
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Rick Duke
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Celeste Ross
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Mountain bikingGreat!

Great as always!

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Gregory Kane
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Liz Tharp
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HikingGreat!
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kevin joest
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Mountain bikingGreat!
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Kaleb Johnson
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Mountain biking

enjoyed this trail alot, 7.1 miles, did this fairly recent. ill be going back

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Mary Anne Murphy
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Hiking

Really nice trail but not the best place to bring your kids. There’s a pond as well. Slightly muddy in some areas; wear some good shoes!

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Sherelen Hodges
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Hiking

Great trail! Not best for small kiddos but our dogs loved it! Only slightly muddy in spots. You have to watch out for mountain bikers but very shaded, well maintained, and plenty of hills and scenery.

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Brandon Moore
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Mountain biking

Great trail. We are new to mountain biking, and this trail is perfect for the adventure we are looking for. Great flow, nice variations in elevation. Clockwise and counter clockwise directions for different days of the week. Nice! Very well-marked and maintained paths. Overall, a great trail ride.

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Matthew Frankic
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Hiking

Enjoyabke.

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HiKin KY
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Hiking

Up..down..up..down..repeat. Saw 4 deer crossing 25 yards from us, 60 degrees and beautiful...only one biker came through but courteous...went 4 miles but plenty of options to shorten or lengthen w one of the best marked trails in the area.

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Matt Huffer
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Mountain biking

It is a good Flowey trail. If you are looking for much airtime this is not the trail for you.

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Jackie Hadley Graybeal
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Hiking

This is a biking & walking trail. The trails were well-maintained and wide. Nice area. If you're taking dogs, be prepared to have to remove stickers from their coats if they walk anywhere other than down the middle of the trail. Loved the well-marked trails and will return to try different trails. We also saw some deer.

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John Mcclarnon
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Mountain biking

Was really good, especially being free.

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Bill Franklin
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Great flowy trails. Easy enough my wife can do it, but challenging to ride fast due to some tight turns at bottom of hills and quick direction changes. My favorite trail.

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Torrey Sweetser
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Hiking

Great Christmas Day hike. Good wide trails, some wet but expected with recent rains. Very enjoyable.

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Jacob Nugent
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Mountain biking

Amazing green trail, the turns and downhill riding get you’re adrenaline rushing!

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Brian White
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Running

the green loop was roughly 2 miles and everything was marked well. I enjoyed this trail and would do it again.

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Jackie Hollihan-Gregory
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Hiking

I just went out to this place today and want everyone to know the area to hike is no longer their. Where the trail starts its all grown up with weeds and stuff to where u can not get through i did ask someone and they said same thing could not acess the trail and that the city took over it and just let it go not sure why but i was disapointed specially coming from evansville,in

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Stephen Cox
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Hiking

Beautiful trails right in my own backyard

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Omar Hernandez
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I had a great time on the green trail. I was able to do it twice to get the miles I desired. Shared trailer with bikes, very friendly people.

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Sarah Coats
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More for the biking folk. Had to pull my dog over numerous times to not get run over, but it's nice wooded trail.

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Danny OBryan
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Hiking

First time hiking Rudy Mine this past weekend. Great asset to Daviess County.

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Christopher Bunton
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Hiking

Great trail system. It is a mountain bike trail and has been worn very smooth, with lots of hills. There are several interlocking trails that are color coded. A person can choose which trail and how much distance they desire. The trail is well marked, and at many points, tells you where to go to exit the trail, for a shorter or longer hike/bike. The longest part is 6-7 miles. But it could be made to be much longer if desired.

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