Heritage Trail

Park Activities

  • Hiking
Heritage Trail
Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park
10299 Maysville Rd.
Carlisle, KY 40311
Carlisle, KY
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region


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.
Trail Details
  • Length (mi.): 2.75
  • Difficulty: Easy