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Blue Licks Battlefield Trails

Hiking Trail Rules and Guidelines

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Locate trails and more on Blue Licks Battlefield's facility map, or use their interactive adventure map.


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River Trail (1 miles)    Difficulty:
Highway 68
Mount Olivet, KY
1 mile, looped trail, leads to licking river, near site of Daniel Boone's capture by Shawnee Indians
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Buffalo Trace (0.15 miles)    Difficulty:
Highway 68
Mount Olivet, KY
.15 mile trail, trampled remains of an ancient buffalo path
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Savannah Loop (0.15 miles)    Difficulty:
Highway 68
Mount Olivet, KY
.5 mile
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Indian Loop Trail (0.5 miles)    Difficulty:
Highway 68
Mount Olivet, KY
.8 mile looped trail
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Licking River Trail (0.8 miles)    Difficulty:
Highway 68
Mount Olivet, KY
1 mile
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Heritage Trail (2 miles)    Difficulty: Easy
10299 Maysville Rd.
Carlisle, KY
2 miles, retraces the history of the Blue Licks Springs. Ranging from prehistoric times to the present, all of the Blue Licks history revolves around the salt springs that were once found here. As you walk this trail, visitors will see a nature preserve that is home to one of the most endangered species of wildflower, the Short’s Goldenrod. After traveling through the nature preserve, visitors will have the chance to see what life would have been like here at the springs through a re-constructed trade fort, documented being here as early as 1784. Also featured on the trail will be native plants such a cane and warm season grasses. Visitors can access the trail from the Buffalo Trace trail beside the nature center.
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