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Lovely hike! Variety of turns and water.

nice walking trail

very hard Trails lots of uphill you can no matter which way you go it seems like it's always a lot of uphill

We hiked on this trail during the week day, so not a lot of bike traffic. First hike in Kentucky, and we are looking forward to doing more. Trail markers were helpful. Very well maintained.

Nice well maintained trail. Half is downhill, the other half is back up hill, and it's pretty steep.

Nice trail but very busy with bikers.

Clearly marked and well-maintained, but not very scenic. Would definitely be more fun on a bike with its many short ups and downs and hairpin turns.

Well maintained path with minimal elevation. Lots of shade as you wind thru the forest. Not too strenuous. Great for the dog and even smaller kids. We added a loop and did 7 miles in less than 3 hours. You do have to share the quite narrow path with cyclists which there were quite a few today since the bike park was closed but all were courteous. Saw one pretty green snake.

Paw paw was nice, but chinkapin meandered with no purpose, no views, and no places to drop your pack and have lunch. I followed paw paw’s lavender blazes 1.2 miles to chickapin after two days of rain- wish I had worn gaiters- trail was very muddy. Took chinkapin’sorange blazes the 2.2 mile loop back to paw paw at 1.5 miles, which was best place for a picnic. Saw two deer, wild turkey, a cool tree frog, a wood pecker, and maybe 10 orange/black caterpillars. This trail has probably 10 stream crossings, so wear waterproof boots. Although it’s rated moderate, I never had to breathe hard nor did my heart elevate into fat burn zone, much less cardio, despite carrying a 10lb daypack. I brought 52oz water but only needed 32- temps were near 80 but trail completely shaded from the clear-sky sun. I do not recommend this trail except for a solo stroll just to get out- kids will probablynot like the lack of vistas and couples will not be able to stop and rest.

A easy flat trail. Nice access to Floyd’s fork stream. Very pretty. We went off trail over a tributary and up a steep hill ~200 yds to power line right-of-way and trekked there for a 1/3 mile. Then made for creek bottom again near main road and followed that down to trail head. We didn’t see any snakes nor poison oak/ivy.

Nice day for a hike :)

Even though it’s a paved path it has lots of hills, and in the woods, if you climb the silo at the end it’s 109 steps to the top wonderful views! Turkey Run is my favorite part of the parklands

Had an awesome time on this trail.

6 months ago

Overall a good hike trail, except the last bit of it when you get onto the concrete path, just personal preference, hiking shouldn’t be on a poured concrete path. Would hike again though.

One of my favorites!

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