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Yellow Creek Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Owensboro, Kentucky that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.2 mi Elevation gain 39 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

Forest

River

Wildlife

Bridge out

Bugs

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This is an easy trail, perfect for families with younger children. The trails are wide and well maintained. Trails run along Yellow Creek which makes for a nice, serene walk. Plenty of benches and rocks to stop and sit on for a quick break.

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Reviews (35)
Photos (21)
Recordings (29)
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John Johnson
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Hiking

I ran this without Leyette one time around

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Nikki Velasco
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Pretty trail but there were so many paths branching off I wasn't sure if I was staying on the right one or not. I did not expect it to be so close to a neighborhood and have to listen to city sounds, which killed the mood for me. Be sure to wear bug spray, I felt like I was being swarmed the whole time.

Angela Perdue
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Hiking

flat short trail in town. good for strollers.

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Kristina King
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Hiking

Short trail for a quick bit of exercise. Good for short trail running.

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Jaundice McScrotumstratcher
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Bridge is now open! The trail is complete once again, so you can do full loops. Its a great place for a light trail run.

Karla Whitaker
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Hiking

Nice trail but the bridge is still closed. There is no other detour across the creek. Reversed the loop to get back to the trailhead. No big deal as the trail is easy, pleasant.

Dorothy Pergola
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Walking

Nice walking trail.it was longer because the Bridge is closed. Shady which was nice. Creek was pretty dry I’m sure when it’s flowing it’s a lovely way to spend some time. Not strenuous for sure.

Nathan Sutherlin
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The trails are very well maintained and are suitable for everyone. The park is beautiful.

Faithful Jesus
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Hiking

Amazing! Well worth the drive! I will be back after my knee repairs itself! Mulched trails are a plus!

Lisa Lee
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Nicely worn trail with beautiful views, several different bridges, creeks, benches along the way if you need to rest, and not overly crowded. I only passed 3 people during my walk (on a Sunday afternoon). I wouldn't necessary rate this as "easy" because when I think of easy trails, I think of ones that older/elderly people can walk, or those who are beginners. There were several parts throughout the trail with pretty steep inclines and declines that an older person, or a beginner might have to over exert themselves. However, if you take your time, and go when the weather isn't too warm, it's not that bad of a walk.

Sarah Coats
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Hiking

Pretty easy trail and can complete pretty quickly. Has some pretty streams that are all orange from not sure clay or slate.

DeWayne Jackson
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Hiking

Nice easy trail, unfortunately they have removed one of the covered wooden bridges. With no replacement in the near future, you can not complete the loop.

Kathy Douglas
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Hiking

Nice trail but the mosquitoes were pretty heavy the last time I was there. Trail head post is a little confusing and gives different lengths.

Michael Jefferies
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Hiking

Easy to find and get to. Perfect for a quick 30 minute walk through the woods. Not a place to break a sweat.

Chris Kessinger
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Hiking
First to Review

Very easy trail. Great for small children

David Carroll
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Brandon Everly
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Elizabeth T.
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Lee Meinhardt
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Kevin Jacques
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Amber Craig
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Jason Markwell
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todd hargus
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Madelyn Downen
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Jason Dodson
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Chris Kessinger
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Kevin Schmidt
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Carolynn Horn
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Abiel Cantu
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