* Family Friendly
The John Holder Trail begins right next to the Hall’s on the River restaurant off of Athens Boonesborough Road near Winchester, KY. The trail is usually well suited for children, so you may want to bring the kiddos (8+) along. It is almost 3 miles round trip.
Crossing over the rocks at the Kentucky River provides such a gorgeous view of the waterway, I highly recommend it! And depending on the rainfall, near the start, just to the right off the path you’ll discover a small waterfall.
On your way out, take the opportunity to stop by Hall’s on the River for my favorite drink, the Kentucky Squirrel! It is akin to the Kentucky Mule but with orange accents rather than lime. Very tasty indeed. They also make a fine Bloody Mary with the Bud Lite side car! Be sure to enjoy a serving of their famous beer cheese & the delicious fried banana peppers are not to be missed.
With any hiking trip I recommend a walking stick, sunscreen, hat, bug repellant, poison ivy block and plenty of water.
Check out the sights to see on the trail!