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Day Hike Bernheim Forest, KY
Important Note: For planning purposes and as a courtesy to the leaders of the event, if you sign up and are unable to join the hike for any reason, we require that you update your RSVP status before the hike. We will hike the Millennium Trail and Elm Lick Trail in the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest located in Clermont, Kentucky. The trails are rated difficult and only who had hiked with me on long hikes can join this event. I will be hiking at 2.8mph or faster(overall speed and not moving speed). Not beginner friendly hike. Trails are rocky, muddy(creek crossing) and has steep hills to ascend & descend. Due to the difficulty level, we need to register at the visitor center before hiking Millennium trail. So please register at the visitor center before meeting me at the trailhead. There are three options and you need to answer this questions to sign up: 1. Millenium Trail only - 13.75 miles. Start time 10 AM 2. Elm Lick Trail only- 5 miles. Start time 3:45 PM 3. Both Millenium Trail and Elm Lick Trail. Start time 10 AM Only 10 spots. Guest are not allowed on this hike. I will approve your RSVP if you meet the hike requirements. Trail map: Trail description: About 1.5 hours drive from where I live(Columbus) and longer if you live in Indy. You can meet me at Walmart, Columbus ( for carpool at 8:15 AM. We will plan to be at the trailhead on or before 10 AM. Due to driving distance and mileage of the hike, this will be full day event. There is $5 per car fee to get into Bernheim. Dress for the weather. Bring snack/lunch and enough water for the entire hike. Bring spare dress, shoes to change after the hike. Standard CIWC rules apply. Sorry no pets. You need to sign a waiver before hike. Hike at your own risk.

Millennium Trailhead in the Bernheim

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest · Clermont, KY

Respond by: 7/28/2018

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Founded in 1982, The Central Indiana Wilderness Club (CIWC) is a non-profit volunteer-run club organized for the purpose of providing affordable wilderness adventures. Based in central Indiana, our activities include backpacking, car camping, hiking, bicycling, canoeing, kayaking, rafting and cross-country skiing.

Each year CIWC conducts trips ranging in length from one to ten days to destinations as diverse as southern Indiana, the Grand Canyon and the Smokey Mountains. We have day events, overnight trips for beginners and extended trips for those with lots of outdoor experience and everything in between. On a CIWC trip you will have the opportunity to explore new places and meet new friends. Our overnight trips are small and friendly, averaging eight people per trip, organized by a CIWC member. Our membership includes members who vary widely in age, experience and ability.

We are a teaching club so we can allow you to learn at your own pace. We have formal classes and workshops and can loan gear (i.e. tents and backpacks) to help you on your first few trips.

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Membership fees are $35 per year for individuals and $50 for families. Membership brings you the Trail Mix, our quarterly newsletter which allows you to preview and sign-up for trips before they are posted on the website. Membership also enables you to get the latest information about new trips via email via email updates. Just click on “JOIN” and get ready to start a new adventure.


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