“We designed this family-friendly trail with smooth surfaces, gentle grades, and trailside rest areas,” stated Bill Ryan, Land Between The Lakes’ Trails Manager.
“The paved 3.2 miles of the eastern portion of the trail provides shoreline views of Lake Barkley as well as wildlife viewing opportunities in adjacent open areas. The 8.5 miles of the central and western portions were developed using a compacted stone surface.
Here visitors will explore rolling hills and ridge tops of a central hardwood forest ecosystem.” Ryan added, “Seven access points give visitors multiple opportunities to bike and hike different sections of the Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail.”
Visitors will enjoy a variety of seasonal and scenic diversity along the 6 ft. wide Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail. Spring and summer showcase vibrant wildflowers, lush plants, and a canopy provided by the hardwood trees. Fall and winter give way to an array of colors as well as deep woodland views from ridges and narrow valleys. Outdoor enthusiasts will also encounter 12 bridges along the trail.
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