Turnhole Bend Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Edmonson County, Kentucky. It is within Mammoth Cave National Park. It is 2.2 miles long and begins at 683 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 385 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. Along the trail there are viewpoints.
Turnhole Bend Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This north–south path runs from the Good Spring Loop Trail southward, roughly tracing an old road to meet the Buffalo Trail. From there it follows a regraded old roadbed, making for easy walking. The trail’s highlights include Old homesites, and the Turnhole Bend backcountry campsite. The condition of the trail is mostly good and it sees moderate to heavy traffic.Located off the main circuit, this path deserves more attention. It offers a short loop walk and is an excellent leg stretcher, with a few hills but nothing too strenuous. Along the way it passes large sinks and a vista. Leave the parking area and climb a few stairs to reach the loop portion of the path. Turn right and ascend a south-facing slope in oak-dominated woodland. Level off and bridge an old roadbed that now acts as a creekbed. Soon you reach a contemplation bench; the Green River Valley lies across the way. Descend into a moister environment where tulip trees grow. A wooded sink is on your right. However, a more impressive rock-rimmed sink is to your left. A short path leads to this sink. The valley opens before you, and the trail reaches an observation deck."
--Jonny Molloy, A Falcon Guide to Mammoth Cave National Park (Falcon Guides).
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