Heritage Trail

Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park

Carlisle, Kentucky


About

2 miles, retraces the history of the Blue Licks Springs. Ranging from prehistoric times to the present, all of the Blue Licks history revolves around the salt springs that were once found here. As you walk this trail, visitors will see a nature preserve that is home to one of the most endangered species of wildflower, the Short’s Goldenrod. After traveling through the nature preserve, visitors will have the chance to see what life would have been like here at the springs through a re-constructed trade fort, documented being here as early as 1784. Also featured on the trail will be native plants such a cane and warm season grasses. Visitors can access the trail from the Buffalo Trace trail beside the nature center.

  • Length: 2 mi
  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Hiking
General Description

Located in Mt. Olivet in northeastern Kentucky, Blue Licks Battlefield is near the site where Daniel Boone and his men were captured by Shawnee Indians during a salt making expedition. The park has a lodge, cottages, and camping available for overnight guests to the park. There is also nearly 6 miles of trails open for hiking. The federally endangered Short's Goldenrod calls Blue Licks home and can be seen at the 15 acre nature preserve. A junior-Olympic size pool and museum are other attractions the park has to offer.


Contact

Michael Schwendau
10299 Maysville Rd.
Carlisle, KY 40311

Region: North Central
County: Nicholas
Phone: 859-589-5507
Website: parks.ky.gov/parks/r...
Email: bluelicks@ky.gov
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