Yellowbank Wildlife Management Area Trail

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Yellowbank Wildlife Management Area Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Union Star, Kentucky that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

3.5 miles Loop

kid friendly


horseback riding




old growth

over grown


Quiet woods and open fields full of wildlife. Located along the Ohio River, 60 highway miles west of Louisville, the states Yellowbank Wildlife Management Area offers 6,000 acres of bottomlands and ridges covered by a combination of hardwood forest, open fields, and ponds. You can count on seeing lots of songbirds, including warblers, and most likely wild turkeys, quail, and doves. In the bottomlands, if you dont see frogs, you will certainly hear them. Whats nice about this spot is that the sounds of nature are the only thing you hear. Yellowbank definitely qualifies as remote.

1 year ago

Great trail, some decent uphill portions, marked well, but there is a chicken farm not too far away and when we hiked here in January, the smell of chicken poop was overpowering for more than half the 2.4 mile hike- not sure if this is a year-round issue, but the stench was really terrible.

5 years ago

Incredible trails! Spent the whole day hiking/geocaching with my buddy Steve. The trails are challenging but not overly difficult. The only disappointment was the lack of wildlife we saw. No deer, no turkeys, nothing. Great trails, though!