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Turnhole Bend Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.0 (4)

Fun downhill to the perfect campsite


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2.0

Miles

3.2

KM

Point to Point

877' 267 m

High

738' 225 m

Low

79' 24 m

Up

160' 49 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly Reaching this trail takes a little hiking, but the views near the water are well worth the effort!

Description

Beginning at the trailhead where Turnhole Bend intersects with the Buffalo Creek Trail, this is a fun 2-mile descent along a ridgeline surrounded by old-growth Kentucky forest. The ridge offers many good vantage points to view the hollows and peeks at the Green River below.

At the end of the trail is a short climb up to the Turnhole Bend Campsite... one of the best campsites in the park, be sure to get your reservations, it's worth it. If unoccupied, it's the perfect place to grab a snack and watch the river which surrounds you on all three sides.

Turning around, what comes down, must go up. It's all uphill from here.

To add more variety, the excellent Sal Hollow Trail intersects the Turnhole Bend Trail at the midway point, offering several options and loop possibilities to the left & right.

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Shared By:

Clinton Lewis

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  3.0 from 4 votes

#10

in North Side

#26339

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#10

in North Side

#268

in Kentucky

#26,339

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The Green River flows peacefully by the Turnhole Bend Trail. Photo credit: NPS Photo.
Jun 1, 2017 near Brownsv…, KY

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