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Greenbo Lake Trails

Hiking Trail Rules and Guidelines

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Locate trails and more on Greenbo Lake's facility map, or use their interactive adventure map.


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Claylick Loop Trail (7 miles)    Difficulty:
965 Lodge Rd.
Greenup, KY
Claylick loop trail is marked in blue blazes and begins where the sign says Park Marina. The trail follows forest ridgelines, descends down towards the lake and circles back to the orginial starting position. The trail offers beautiful views of forested ridgelines of oak, beech, and poplar trees, scenic lake views, rock, and cave formations. The Belwood shelter (#3 on map) is located on this trail.
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Michael Tygart Loop Trail (7 miles)    Difficulty:
965 Lodge Rd.
Greenup, KY
The Michael Tygart Loop Trail begins at the Jesse Stuart Lodge and follows the Fern Valley Trail for about half a mile then goes off the the left. The trail is marked in yellow blazes and at 1.5 miles it crosses the road and passes by a cemetery and continues on to Blackberry Shelter (shelter #1 on map) and continues on for approximately 1, mile where it will come out at Bays Ridge Road. Turn right on the gravel road and follow it for .25 mile and pick up the trail as it enters into the woods at sign that says Park Marina. Keep going straight and follow yellow blazes where you will descend a short hill into the Pruitt Fork Valley. From this point on you will pass by a few small creeks and see a few abandoned homes from about 1880, along with a variey of plant life, and animals. Upon reaching the lake the trail will follow the shoreline for about two miles back to the Park Marina. The Michael Tygart Loop Trail is most enjoyable in fall, winter, and spring. April and May are good months to photographing wildflowers and the end of October is a great time for seeing fall colors.
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Carpenter's Run Trail (10 miles)    Difficulty:
965 Lodge Rd.
Greenup, KY
Carpenter's Run Trail starts in the same location as the Claylick Loop Trail except it turns left at the trail sign and then you follow the red blazes. Carpenter's Run also follows forest ridgelines, descends down towards the lake, and offers scenic views of the lake and Greenbo Dam. The trail frequently follows the lakeshore and the E. Stevens Shelter (shelter #2 on the map) is located on this trail at a beautiful point overlooking the lake.
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965 Lodge Rd.
Greenup, KY
The Fern Valley trail follows a hillside maintenance trail then winds thru a valley and returns you back to where you started. The trail is fairly easy walking with steep area for a short distance and the trail may be muddy after a rain. There are sixteen stations on the trail which interpret some of the natural and cultrual features you will encounter. A guide book is available at the lodge front desk and there is no horseback riding or mountain biking on the trail. You are asked to please return guide book after completing the trail.
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