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Bernheim Forest - Clermont, KY

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A Creek Runs through it

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On May 17th I took a day hike on Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest’s Millennium Trail. It runs 13.3 miles through a very beautiful and protected forest. Five and a half hours after I started, I exited the trail with the thought that this is the best marked trail in Kentucky. The people who built this trail deserve a lot of praise. I highly recommend it, but please register and start your trek before 10:00 am. Recently some “hikers” started after 4 pm and had to be rescued. The length of the trail alone would make this difficult for most hikers.  I give this trail an A+. Of the trails that are in close proximity to Louisville, it is simply the best.  

  

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The new visitor’s center as you enter.

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The trail head has a creek crossing right away.

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(Above and below) This small cemetery contains the grave of Archibald Magruder, who fought in the American Revolution.

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This doe and I had a five minute stare-down. She wanted me to leave and made it known by stomping her hooves and snorting repeatedly at me. I assume she had a fawn or two nearby. Sadly I only had my 50mm lens on my camera.

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There were many of these “creeks” along the trail. They run according to recent rainfall. Take plenty of water if you go in the summer.

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This was taken in the newer section of the trail. Ferns were everywhere along this creek area.

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This is the best marked trail in Kentucky. Yellow tags were always in sight and mileage signs were placed every two miles.  

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