Trail Area

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

About This Area

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Located south of Louisville and 15 minutes away from Bardstown, KY. Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is 15,625 acres of land that includes a small lake, several ponds, paved mulit-use trails, garden sculptures, picnic areas, hiking trails of all lengths, a visitor center (with a cafe), a canopy tree walk, etc. There is something for everyone here! They also offer classes and educational tours, special programs, and have a loose parts play area.  The have opening hours, typically 9am-5pm and as late as 9 pm depending on the season. See their website for the most up to date operation hours

https://bernheim.org/

Area Features

Rangers Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles
No
Nearby convenience store Yes
Trash Disposal No
Fee $5.00
Fee Notes

Free admission to all Monday – Friday
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: $5.00 per car, minivan or motorcycle, $10.00 per van, RV

Members are always free

Trail Contributor

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Keira has always been an active outdoors person, either through her love of hiking or riding horses. She is a mom of 2 boys, a pre-schooler and baby. She and her husband, Jon, can be found exploring trails in Red River Gorge as well as traveling the US and trying to visit all the National Parks with their boys. They have a family goal of section hiking the Sheltowee Trace Trail with their boys.

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