Hiking Trails - Turkey Run Park

Enjoy The Parklands most extensive system of trails here at Turkey Run Park.

  Seaton Valley Trail- A 1.0 mile soft surface, easy hike/bike trail that begins at Seaton Valley Trailhead and proceeds through the bottomlands along Floyds Fork near Mary's Island until it connects with the Louisville Loop. 

  Bullfrog Crossing Excursion Trail - An easy and fully-accessible asphalt trail that connects the Sky Meadows parking area to Sky Dome and past Duck Pond to the Louisville Loop. This trail is less than a mile and may be utilized by walkers as well as cyclist- just please be courteous when passing. 

  Paw Paw Trail - A 2.3 mile, easy hike/bike soft trail through Turkey Run Forest. Access the trail via the paved excursion trail from the Sky Meadows/Boulder Pond parking lot. Along the route you may choose to cut over onto Chinkapin Trail, or continue on to the Louisville Loop just north of the Brown-Forman Silo Center.

  Chinkapin Trail - A more difficult soft surface hike/bike trail approximately 2.2 miles in length through Turkey Run Forest. This trail is accessible via the Paw Paw Trail or the Wild Hyacinth Trail (but keep in mind the Wild Hyacinth Trail is hike only). This trail has a backwoods feel through the upland forest.

  Hickory TrailThis 1.45-mile trail for hiking and biking is located in Turkey Run Park. Built by the International Mountain Bicycling Association(IMBA), Hickory Trail offers an additional beginner trail for visitors to explore. This trail can be accessed near Brown-Forman Silo Center just after entering the southern end of Paw Paw Trail.

 Wild Hyacinth Trail - This hike-only trail is "more difficult" and roughly follows the contours of Turkey Run creek. You may access the trail from the Ben Stout House parking area or the Louisville Loop near Turkey Run Creek. The trail is approximately 1.47 miles and routes through forests, waterfalls, bottomlands, and meadows. Look for old stone wall remnants in the creek and for wild hyacinth in bloom in the spring.

 Boone Bottoms Trail - This easy, soft surface trail is 1.2 miles through the Boone bottomlands. Park at the Ben Stout House and head out in either direction, as the trail loops back to the trail head. See if you can spot any of the 30,000+ trees planted in the bottomland area, part of a reforestation project. Visit the amazing gravel bar along Floyds Fork we like to call "Mussel Shoals". There is easy access from this trail for fishing along Floyds Fork. 

  Louisville Loop Approximately 3.7 miles of the paved, multi-recreational Louisville Loop runs through Turkey Run Park, beginning at the Seaton Valley Trailhead and ending where Turkey Run Park ends at Stout Road. Beginning at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, September 30, the entirety of The Strand, the section connecting Turkey Run Park to Pope Lick Park, will open to the public connecting the Louisville Loop Trail from Shelbyville Road to Bardstown Road. Once this section is open, if you choose to go north toward Pope Lick Park, please be sure to use the facilities at Seaton Valley Trailhead before entering The Strand. It is about 6 miles to the next restroom and water fountains in Pope Lick Park. 

NOTE: The mountain bike Ride Center is still under construction and opening plans will be shared when available. 

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