A scenic workout hike for those who wish to enjoy morning in the forest.
Starting from the Garden Pavilion parking lot (not the Guerrilla Hollow Picnic Area) so we don't have to cross the creek. See below for directions to the Garden Pavilion parking lot.
If someone wants to hike half the trail and not the full 13 miles, they can arrange to park at the end of Paul's Point Circle (see map link) and find someone to give them a ride to the Garden Pavilion parking lot to start the hike.
Difficulty level: Very strenuous due to steep hills, distance, and pace
Distance, Pace, and Duration: About 13 miles, faster pace workout, about 4-1/2 hours. Option to hike half for a 7 mile hike.
Route: The Millenium Trail clockwise.
Regrouping: We will stay together the entire hike and take several short breaks
What to Bring: Comfortable shoes, lots of water, a snack
Special considerations: There will be a $5 per car fee to get in if the entry station is staffed. It probably won't be at 8 am but it's a good idea to have some cash just in case. Either me or someone else will drive to Guerrilla Hollow to sign the group in at the kiosk before the hike starts.
Trail map: click here
Directions to Garden Pavilion Parking Lot: Drive into the main Bernheim entrance from KY 245. Go past the entry station, take the first right (Arboretum Way - don't go left toward the Visitor Center) then take the first right into the Garden Pavilion Parking Lot.