Woodpecker Trail

Park Activities

  • Hiking
Woodpecker Trail
John James Audubon State Park
3100 US Hwy 41
Henderson, KY 42420
Henderson, KY
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(0.4 MILES)

Audubon State Park is home to seven species of woodpeckers. Many of these birds make use of the habitat surrounding the trail, and can often be seen in this area of the woods. Other wildlife may be spotted along the ridges and in the valleys nearby. To hike this path, you must access it from other trails. Begin your hike on Warbler Road by the Park Main Office/Welcome Center. Take the first left (a short gravel service road) to connect with Pawpaw Valley Trail, which descends to a lush valley. Turn right to cross the bridge and follow the long steady climb up Woodpecker Trail. The 0.4-mile trail ends at the top of the hill. You must choose a path of return: Looping back to the valley by turning left along Kentucky Coffeetree Trail, will lead you back to your starting point, for a total of about 1 mile. By turning right along Wilderness Lake Trail and another right onto Warbler Road, your steps will lead you to the Park Main Office/Welcome Center, for a total hike of about 0.9-miles.
Trail Details
  • Length (mi.): .4
  • Difficulty: Easy