Big Bone Creek Trail

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, Kentucky

Elevation Gain43ft
Trailhead Elevation507ft
Elevation Min/Max469/507ft
Elevation Start/End507/507ft

Big Bone Creek Trail

Big Bone Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Boone County, Kentucky. It is within Big Bone Lick State Historic Site. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 507 feet altitude.

Big Bone Creek Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"The museum has a few fossils, but unfortunately much of the fossil wealth of this area has been lost over time. The bison herd is interesting to watch. You may not have cell phone coverage on portions of this hike."

"This hike visits historic Big Bone Lick, a place once populated by prehistoric animals, such as mastodons, giant sloths, and wooly mammoths. Their bones, left in the bogs surrounding salt licks and mineral springs, are an important archaeological site.

The state of Kentucky realized the importance of the location, developing a state park with trails for you to explore the terrain, and also see a herd of buffalo, which live in the park. The museum has been improved, with all new exhibits. Stop here and give this place a shot."

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Trail Information

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
Nearby City
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
Skill Level
Big Bone Lick State Park, 3380 Beaver Rd., Union, KY 41091; (859) 3843522;
Local Contacts
Big Bone Lick State Park; USGS Rising Sun, Union.
Local Maps

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Nov 2018