Owensboro, KY Birding Trails and Maps

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Adkisson Greenbelt

14.8 mi
State: KY
Asphalt

Hi-Rail Greenway

2.5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Muhlenberg County Rail-Trail

6 mi
State: KY
Asphalt

Oak Hill Multi-Use Trail

0.7 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage

6.7 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

White Plains Trail

1.5 mi
State: KY
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Adkinsson Greenbelt Park offers an extensive paved trail running throughout the city of Owensboro in Daviess County, Kentucky. It makes its way through many of the city's parks and to a few...
KY 14.8 mi Asphalt
Opened in 2018, the Hi-Rail Greenway serves as an important non-motorized route in Evansville. Its name comes from the Indiana Hi-Rail System, a former freight railroad which the rail-trail was built...
IN 2.5 mi Asphalt
The Muhlenberg County Rail-Trail in rural southwestern Kentucky connects the community of Central City, Muhlenberg County's largest city, to Powderly and Greenville to the south. As Kentucky's most...
KY 6 mi Asphalt
The Oak Hill Multi-Use Path is a short roadside trail in Evansville, Indiana. The trail starts on East Walnut Road and heads north. Sitting on the east side of US-41, the path curves around the Lloyd...
IN 0.7 mi Asphalt
The Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage is a multi-use trail in Evansville, part of which follows along the Ohio River and, of course, Pigeon Creek. The popular trail features scenic resting areas and...
IN 6.7 mi Asphalt
Evansville's Wabash & Erie Canal Trail travels through a dense hardwood forest in Wesselman Park, next to the Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, a 200-acre National Natural Landmark and State Nature...
IN 0.4 mi Dirt
The White Plains Trail runs for 1.5 miles through White Plains, between JP Hanks Road and just east of town, where enters a thickly forested area. The trailhead is a few blocks south of White Plains...
KY 1.5 mi Asphalt

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Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage

Rode this starting at Sunset Park, very scenic at the beginning. Nice the rest of the way. Garvin Park is very pretty, not many places for bathroom stops.

September, 2020 by abn2nds

Rode this starting at Sunset Park, very scenic at the beginning. Nice the rest of the way. Garvin Park is very pretty, not many places for bathroom stops.

Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage

Started at Sunset Park, very nice trail and perfect weather today.

September, 2020 by abn2nds

Started at Sunset Park, very nice trail and perfect weather today.

Muhlenberg County Rail-Trail

Nice ride, well kept up trail, but greenville start point is not where trail map shows, it is on the right fork, not greener dr

August, 2020 by hilgartner

Nice ride, well kept up trail, but greenville start point is not where trail map shows, it is on the right fork, not greener dr

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Muhlenberg County Rail-Trail

fun ride

May, 2020 by danielfarmer

saw some wild turkeys, beavers, an oriole, and other wildlife. pavement in great shape. nice and wide to accommodate walkers/joggers/cyclists. the maintenance crew was out cutting the grass today too, keeping it well kept up. nice little trail. wish we had more like it around south central KY.

Adkisson Greenbelt

Poor Signage

September, 2019 by triedham

Very nice surface but lack of signs makes it difficult to follow the trail in some spots. Nice shade at either end but none in the middle 75%. Be careful crossing the streets. Many drivers don’t respect crosswalks.

Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage

uhhhh NOT FINISHED

April, 2019 by amberwright1222

Would have been great to know online or their website that the trail doesn’t connect!! Ended up biking down first Ave which sucked and tried the entire time to pick up on this trail which ended up imaginary. Just saying it was a LONG day and then made it to the very short portion near the river front. If the sign is there which it is but it’s SO faded it tells me that this project might have been forgotten about. EVANSVILLE finish this could be amazing trail!

Adkisson Greenbelt

A Pleasant Spring Ride

March, 2019 by bruceamiller@comcast.net

A friend and I rode the trail west to east and back on a cool, sunny March day. The trail is 100% paved. Newer sections are very smooth and wide enough to ride two abreast. Older sections have occasional abrupt tree root bumps and are narrower. Parts of the trail reminded us of the Pumpkinvine Trail in Indiana, which has frequent 90 degree turns. Other sections of the trail are long straightaways. The latter had no shelter, so you definitely feel the wind. Portions of the trail are rural; others go through parks and by residences. We enjoyed the mix of bird calls, forsythia in bloom and early spring flowers in parks and yards. The east end of the trail is at Millers Mill Road. We rode north 2 blocks and west 1 block to a welcome cup of coffee and scone at Great Harvest Bread Company. An earlier review mentions two places where trail signage is misleading or missing. It was helpful to have downloaded the map.

Muhlenberg County Rail-Trail

Great Ride

December, 2018 by dewayne.conner

I rode the trail 12/06/18 and it’s a great ride even at 40 degree temperatures.

Adkisson Greenbelt

The Good, the Not So Good, and Know Before You Go

September, 2018 by angelee1971

We rode 28 miles on the Adkisson Greenbelt on Sat (9/15). We started on the west side at the Joe Ford Nature Center and ended 15 miles to the east at the Millers Mill Rd parking lot. The weather was mostly sunny with a high 91, so it was a pretty hot day. Overall it was an enjoyable ride, but the trail definitely had some minor issues in spots. I’ve laid out the good & the bad below.

The Good: Trail is paved, wide & in very good condition. Several opportunities for public restrooms & to refill water bottles. Lots of lakes & ponds on the eastern half. Benches are plentiful. Kentucky’s famous Moonlight BBQ restaurant is just a block off the trail (expect a wait). Trail passes by a few parks and hiking trails. Several trail heads offer multiple parking opportunities. Rental bikes available on the trail. Not a lot of bike traffic on the trail.

The Not So Good: There are a few major road crossings. You ride parallel to a few major roads in spots, so lots of traffic noise. Some very exposed areas and no shade in some spots. Most importantly, there is signage, but it is small and missing in some critical spots, making the trail hard to follow. Specifically, when traveling west to east, after crossing the light at Parrish Ave, turn right on the side walk then left at Old National Bank (there is not a sign there). Also, when crossing Carter Avenue, you will see a sign for the bike lane straight ahead on Tamarack Rd. Do not follow it! After you cross at the light, immediately turn right onto the sidewalk on Carter Rd and follow it down a few blocks until the trail makes a left turn.

Know Before You Go: I recommend riding east to west. The signage is better in that direction and easier to follow. There is a large pipe across the trail on the south end of Fishers park. You will need to lift your bike over the pipe.

Rating: This is definitely not a destination trail, more of a trail you’d stop to ride en route to somewhere else or if you are local. Due to signage issues, road crossings & noise, and not a lot to see on the trail, I’d give this trail a 6/10.

Adkisson Greenbelt

Needs More Signs but Otherwise Awesome

September, 2018 by traceyh702

Rode this trail today. We had planned to ride end to end but without signs we only got 10 miles in and had to turn around. Until we got home and really looked at a map online we had no clue of the turn we missed. Trying again next week! Awesome surface, mostly flat, plenty of benches and rest stops with water fountains if needed. Wish we lived closer than an hour away. I would ride there daily.

Muhlenberg County Rail-Trail

Trail is a Jewel in west central Kentucky

September, 2017 by cfswenty

My wife and I rode the trail up and back from Greenville to Central City on September 9, 2017. Trail head parking in both Greenville and Central City is paved, convenient, and safe. Trail is paved and about 8-10 feet wide. Most of the trail is flat or gradual slopes, except a short steep hill near Central City. Vegetation along the sides of the trail was mowed and well kept. Old bridges near the wetlands do not have guard rails but trail is wide across the bridges. Lots of benches along the way. There are a few road crossings near Greenville but not hazardous. The trail is off the interstate and parkway corridors. It is not long but is a hidden gem.

White Plains Trail

Great short trail

May, 2017 by tsugakentucky

Well kept short trail (2 miles). Most of it goes through woods with agricultural fields outside. Very quiet. Much used for exercise. There are not many designated trails in this area.

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