13.3 miles, travels through previously unopened areas of forest, 6-7 hours depending on individual ability, all hikers must register at Visitor Center before heading out
At Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest their goal is to connect nature with people's everyday lives. They understand and believe that if people recognize the benefits from interaction with nature, then they will be motivated to do their part to help protect the natural world. There are eleven trails at Bernheim Forest that allow visitors to play and experience nature in their own peaceful, individual way. Explore the 35 miles of trails and see the variety of birds and plant life present. Bikers can enjoy the roads that go to the center of Bernheim, as well as the Hike-Bike Pike trail. Fishing can also be done in Lake Nevin, and geo caching spots can be found throughout the forest. Hosting a wide variety of scheduled programs and cool events, there is always something new to learn at Bernheim. Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is a beautiful, functional example of the natural world and how to enjoy it. The arboretum is free to all Monday-Friday, but a nominal environmental impact fee is charged on weekends and holidays. Contact the park for more information.