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trail running
4 months ago

The bridge has been fixed! Its a great place for running. The trail is thick mulch so it never gets muddy and its low impact.

hiking
4 months ago

Trails are not clearly marked but overall some good scenery and the long bridges are pretty neat

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

hiking
5 months ago

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

I went during probably the ugliest time of the year. Wet and muddy and gloomy. Still had a pretty good time. They allow you to climb the fire tower and they have a four-way intersection bridge along the trails that was pretty neat.

Nice long stroll in the fall around the woods, frisbee golf course and the rest of the facilities at Panther Creek. The Bridge boxes and lookout steel tower are fun.

walking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

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

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.

mountain biking
8 months ago

Great biking trail! Very smooth and well maintained with a good mix of climbs and quick downhills. Not technical or overly challenging, but a very fun and fast track.
If you are walking/running LOOK OUT! These trails are blind in the summer time with vegetation and a fast moving bike will pop up without warning

walking
9 months ago

Nice! I like that you can reach a distance and find to landmark that will send you back to parking lot.

hiking
10 months ago

Great Trail! Only found 1 tick on me, none on dogs. Hikers go one way, bikers go the other, and all of the bikers were very friendly and considerate of the hikers! We hiked 5.5 miles today but you could probably get at least 7 miles without looping if you wanted to. There are wide trails and skinny trails, but all are very well maintained!

walking
1 year ago

The Trail of Dreams is an amazing afternoon hike, or any time of day! It circles both Panther Creek Park and Panther Creek Park South. The trail consists of paved walkways, dirt trail, and boardwalk-style elevated paths. It makes for a excellent outdoor adventure, especially for children.

Officially it is listed at 3.98 miles, but my GPS indicates it as 3.11 miles. I am trying to upload this data to AllTrails.com, but it currently it is not working properly. I will attach it as soon as is possible.

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