Deer Ridge Trail

Deer Ridge Trail
John James Audubon State Park
3100 US Hwy 41 North
Henderson, KY 42420
Henderson, KY
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ

Description

(0.3 MILES)
DIFFICULTY: EASY - MODERATE

This enjoyable hike connects the Museum Trail and Kentucky Coffeetree Trail. Follow the Museum Trail to the Deer Ridge entrance. As you hike, you will find this trail is aptly named, for you are traversing high atop a ridge which follows the edge of the Audubon property. Despite a little traffic noise from the nearby highway, hikers can observe deer and can frequently hear songbirds along this trail. The path takes a right turn and steeply descends through a tunnel of Pawpaw trees to twist around a corner and emerge upon the fern-filled forest floor. While descending the ridge, hikers should be aware of potentially exposed tree roots and uneven terrain. After crossing Sammy’s Bridge, Deer Ridge Trail ends and connects with Kentucky Coffeetree Trail, where a right turn will lead you back towards the Museum.

Trail Details
  • Length (mi.): .3
  • Difficulty: Moderate