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Five-Star Trails: Louisville and Southern Indiana
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Five-Star Trails: Louisville and Southern Indiana



Five-Star Trails: Louisville showcases many of the hiking trails and walking paths within the city or within easy driving distance in central Kentucky and southern Indiana. Designed specifically for day trips, this book includes several of the area's most popular parks, as well as many of the lesser-known hiking trails in nature preserves, wildlife management areas, and national forests.

Known as the City of Parks, Louisville has long valued the natural landscape and the provisioning of outdoor recreation. In 1891 Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture, was commissioned to develop an extensive park system for Louisville that eventually included 18 parks and 6 interconnecting parkways. Since that time, Louisville has continued to invest resources to build a first-class park system. Nestled within the Ohio Valley, and bordered by the knobs region to the south and the heavily forested areas of Indiana to the north, Louisville lies at the heart of an endless array of hiking opportunities.

Like others in the publisher’s Five-Star series, Five-Star Trails: Louisville provides in-depth trail descriptions, directions, and commentary about each route. Each hike features an individual trail map, elevation profile, and at-a glance information, helping readers quickly decide the perfect trip for that day’s mood, time, and energy level. Trail descriptions also include information on the history of the area, wildflowers found across various seasons, and wildlife that might be encountered during day hikes. Worthwhile side trips are also identified, whether it be a nearby waterfall, a local barbeque joint, or an interesting museum.

The author has included a wide range of hikes, to accommodate inexperienced hikers as well as more rigorous climbs for the seasoned outdoors person. Particular attention is given to identifying those hikes that are suitable for young children and those with mobility challenges.

Handily sized and formatted, the book allows fast, easy reference, and its descriptions will help readers find their way on and off the trail. Detailed driving directions and GPS trailhead coordinates lead the reader to the trailhead. A regional map locates all of the guidebook hikes, showing readers the hikes that are close to downtown Louisville, as well as those within a short driving distance. Individual maps accompany each of the book’s 30-some hiking routes.

The health benefits of hiking are in easy reach with Five-Star Trails: Louisville on your bookshelf. Whether you are looking for a quick walk after work to shake off the stresses of the day or a longer jaunt to explore a new area, this book is full of hiking ideas for everyone.


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