Capital Park Mountain Bike & Hiking Trail
- by Marie
- Posted on July 21, 2018
*Family Friendly *No pets
When searching for fun hiking trails close by, consider those tucked away in the Frankfort, Kentucky area. Capitol View Park, aptly named for the view you will enjoy of the state capitol, is an excellent choice . This trail is also designated for mountain biking, so you will need to keep an eye and ear out for fast-moving cyclists. I would rate this walk as relatively mild with fairly level terrain. The park offers 150 acres that providesa scenic view of the Kentucky River.
Capitol View Park is on the corner of State Highway 676 and Glenns Creek Road. Enter and when the sign appears, go left and park along the end of the drive. Head toward the bridge where you will spy colorful artwork. You’ll have your choice of pointing to the left or right… and you’re off!!
The head of the trail is decorated with local artwork that can serve as a vibrant backdrop for photographs. This winding footpath is an interesting diversion through alovely, wooded area.It is a good place to spot native deer and birds. When delving into the cool canopy I love to inhale the incredibly fresh air, cleansed by nature’s beautifully designed filtration system.
The self-guided tour of the Kentucky Historical Society is a wonderful chance to learn extensively about Kentucky. It is well worth the price of the tickets; just $8 for adults and $6 for children. The presentation journeys you through time, dating back before pioneering and settlement days. It traces Kentucky’s amazing legacy through the roaring 20s into the 50s, 60s and on to modern day.
Cove Springs is also in the vicinity (blog in link) which boasts terrific hiking destinations with plenty of different paths, along with a nice overview of Frankfort. Or you might try Leslie Morris Park open Monday-Saturday11 a.m. – 5 p.m. For a trek deeper into the woodland, I suggest the trails at Salato Wildlife Education Center all located in Frankfort, KY.
And don’t forget to hug a tree while you’re there!
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*Family Friendly *No pets When searching for fun hiking trails close by, consider those tucked away in the Frankfort, Kentucky area. Capitol View Park, aptly named for the view you will enjoy of the state capitol, is an excellent choice . This trail is also designated for mountain biking, so you will need to keep…