Vernon-Douglas State Nature Preserve Trail Professional Review and Guide
"This walk through mature second-growth forest takes you to a bluff that overlooks farms and houses lining the peaceful flats along Younger Creek.
Central Kentucky is dotted with knobs, and this hike explores one of these large hills—one covered with mature second-growth hardwoods, mainly maple, beech, tulip poplar, oak, and hickory. Unlike Bernheim Forest, this 730-acre preserve is not well known. Most likely you will see no one else as you make your way through Hall Hollow and then climb the ridge to the Pinnacle, the local name for a bluff overlooking the pastoral Younger Creek valley. The only intrusion on your solitude—and in some spots it definitely is an intrusion—is the swish-swish of traffic on the nearby Blue Grass Parkway. Even so, the attributes of this preserve, including its many wildflowers, more than compensate for that one drawback."