Higginson-Henry Wildlife Management Area

Morganfield, Kentucky 42437

Higginson-Henry Wildlife Management Area

Higginson-Henry Wildlife Management Area Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Wooded ridgetops and bottomlands full of intermittent streams offer the hiker pleasant walking and a good chance to see wild flowers, turkeys, and deer.

This wildlife area is on land that used to be part of an army training base named Camp Breckinridge. After World War II, the federal government closed the facility and sold off the level acreage to private buyers. The hilly part not suitable for farming was acquired by the state and turned into this 5,424-acre wildlife management area. Shaped in a long, thin rectangle, it stretches across a series of ridges and ravines, all of moderate grade. The area was named for two local sportsmen killed in a boating accident.

This hike uses a variety of paths and forest tracks to follow the rolling terrain across most of the Higginson-Henry area. The ridgetops off er some limited views north and west, but there are no good overlooks or other special points of interest. This is attractive but simple forestland."

Higginson-Henry Wildlife Management Area Trip Reports

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12/7/2008
I ride these trails almost every weekend. There was a time when they were so dangerous to horses many people stopped riding. Thanks to a few people in Union County we got the trails cleaned up the way they should be and they are safe for even children to ride on. Not sure who is responsible to maintain these trails but whoever it was did a piss poor job and let them get down right dangerous. Thanks to some UC folks mostly volunteers and the county we have the trails in great shape. These trails aren't just for the runners and hikers they should be able to be used by everyone who wants to use them. So Scott maybe you should take a look at them now and maybe you and your son can go take a run on them and see how good they look thanks to the county and some hard work from volunteers, who were not paid for their work!!!!!!!
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11/29/2008
I recently took a trip to Mauzy lake with my two daughter and we had a wonderful time riding on the newly redone horse trails, They are wonderful. There were over 300 people there to ride with the Lt. Governor of Kentucky. People came as far as Tenn. to ride they said we had the best horse trails around they claimed they were far better then the famous wrangler camp. I would suggest to everyone that you come and try the new trails. I thought it was great to spend time with my daughters and ride the trails. It is great to see the Higginson Henry wildlife area is finally being enjoyed by the poeple of our great state.

J.D. Kramer
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7/2/2008
My ten year old son and I just completed this 7.5 mile trail. Unfortunately, like many trails that allow both horses and hikers, the trail is in terrible repair due to the impact of the horses. Many parts of the trail are muddy bogs that could barely be negotiated. There were many areas where I didn't even believe a horse could tred. Because of the condition of the trail, most of the time is spent making sure you don't turn an ankle and very little time is spent appreciating your surroundings. Even in the stretches where mud was not a problem, the trail can be a two feet deep, ten inch wide trench. I'm afraid this is a trail best left to our four legged friends. The only thing that saves this trail from a one star rating is that I at least got to spend a day with my son.
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Trail Information

Morganfield
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
7.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
5 hours
Duration
Spring or Fall
Season
Higginson-Henry Wildlife Management Area, (270) 389-3580
Local Contacts
USGS Bordley, Waverly, Morganfield
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