Golf is the name of the game at Ben Hawes in Owensboro, Kentucky's third-largest city, but visitors find a host of other recreation options at this 300-acre park.
: Map to Ben Hawes State Park
: Map of Ben Hawes Hiking Trails
: Dirt, Rail Ties, Roots
Ben Hawes / Rudy Mine Mountain Bike Trails
Ben Hawes Web Site
: This is a nice trail, it's a basic loop trail with winding trails and a few inclines. Tree roots are everywhere so be careful when walking.
Also leaves will hide the trail and the roots. As you enter from the parking lot you will walk up what look like stairs made of railroad ties, this is slightly vigorous
if your not in shape, you will know it soon. I recommend you stay straight on the trail, there is a small loop to the right but it was blocked by tree fall. Continue
straight and you will come to a fork, either trail will loop pack to this point.
Birds you will see here
: Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Cape May Warbler
Other Interesting Tidbits:
Haunted Woods :
A girl who was accused of
witchcraft in the 18th century was burned at the stake in
the woods. If your up there at night
you can see her ghost walking and the light of
the torches of the people who came to burn her.