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Union Star, Kentucky Map

Great place. Once you get into the woods it's nice! Trail is marked well!! Can't hear any road traffic and saw no other hikers. Just turkey and turtles. I will be back!

This was a fun hike. My wife and I was unsure about this place when we arrived. The information station looked unkept, and the trail started off as a walk through an overgrown field. After about a quarter mile walk, and a lovely view of some chicken houses, you'll make your way around a lake and into the woods. The most strenuous part of the trail is the very beginning once you enter the woods. After you cross the open field, and enter back into the woods, there will be some very small bluffs to the right. They gradually get steeper until you get to the point where the trail takes a hard left. This will be the best view of the entire trail. We made our way down to the bottom of what looks to be about a 40' drop off, with a cave that runs 100's of feet. This made the hike well worth it. I might have given this trail four stars if the entrance wasn't so neglected. It looks as if their maintenance budget has run dry.

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.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

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!