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Long Creek Trail

photo: Long Creek Trail provides access to a wetlands area along the creek. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

Length: 0.20 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Nature Trail
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Dogs - On leash
Fishing
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation

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Location: Along W shore of Land Between the Lakes, just N of US 68.
State(s): Kentucky
Counties: Trigg
Longitude: -88.0374
Latitude: 36.89978

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Description

This .2 mile paved trail is rated easy for all users and is accessible to visitors with physical disabilities. The trail boasts a rich variety of plant life in a low-lying hardwood forest along Long Creek. This area is often a favorite feeding a resting abode for many wildlife species. The trail is near Woodlands Nature Station, an environmental education and interpretation center. Also nearby is the historic Center Furnace, which gives visitors an idea of the history and the impact the iron industry had on the land and its people.

Additional Details

Width: 48 inches.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: Asphalt

Elevation Low Point: 400
Elevation High Point: 400
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1971

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Matt Walker
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area
100 Van Morgan Dr
Golden Pond , KY 42211
(270) 924-2000
bbeisel@fs.fed.us
http://www.lbl.org

 

Photos

Entrance to parking area for Long Creek Trail. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

Entrance to parking area for Long Creek Trail. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

Long Creek Trail is a short paved trail located near Woodlands Nature Station. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

Long Creek Trail is a short paved trail located near Woodlands Nature Station. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

 

Long Creek Trail provides access to a wetlands area along the creek. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

Long Creek Trail provides access to a wetlands area along the creek. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

Reviews

NRT Ambassador Review

Long Creek Trail is a short (0.4-mile round trip), paved trail located near Woodlands Nature Station in the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. The trail provides access to a wetland area along the creek side. To note, there are some bumps and potholes starting to form in the asphalt from natural weathering and plant growth. Also, the trail has numbered signs indicating there may have been a self-guided hiking brochure at one point but that information is no longer available at the visitor center. There is a decent sized parking lot at the trailhead. It is located across from the ruins of an iron furnace and local community that once operated in this area. There are multiple other short trails and picnic areas close by. The nature station has hands-on activities for kids and both plant and wildlife exhibits. This would make an ideal day trip for families visiting the area.

September 16, 2019

 

 

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