Hiking the Highland Cemetery Treefrog Trail

by Justin on July 24, 2013

Highland Cemetery Trail Entrance

Highland Cemetery Trail Entrance

I had heard that Highland Cemetery had a hiking trail back in 2012 when the Cub Scouts were going on a hike there. We were not able to make it to the Scout hike but my son and I did go on the “Tree Frog Trail” in June of this year. If you know Northern Kentucky, the Highland Cemerery is right off if Dixie Highway neat Interstate 75. Here is the website for Highlands Cemetery hiking trails. The tree frog trail takes you on a route to the top of the cemetery through the woods. Both trails start off at the same area, which if you’re not familiar I’ll post a picture below as it’s somewhat difficult to spot. The trail is not as uphill as the Boone County Cliffs but it is pretty steep. At the top of the trail it tees off. We went to the right first. The path takes you to the top of the cemetery where there is a big monument that is a families burial area. We checked out that and the big rocks around it and then we got back on the trail. This time we passed up where we turned and went on for maybe 10 minutes until it looked like we had reached the end of the trail. It got real steep there so I don’t think we were supposed to hike any further. We could see I-75 from there through the trees. It was cool to be in the woods and in the quiet and at the same time there is such a busy interstate within eyesight. On our way back down the trail my son was startled when a deer jumped in front of him across the trail. I was a little further back and did not get to see the deer as close as he did. We saw many different birds, squirrels, and chipmunks while we were hiking the trail.

Monument at Highland Cemetery

Monument at Highland Cemetery

I recommend the Highland Cemetery trails as a fun outdoor activity. It’s free to the public and the trails are open from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. It’s at least an hour trail. Where the trail splits off is a creek and if you bring the kids you will want to allow some extra time for exploring the creek. Be sure to wear clothes that can get muddy and shoes that are good in the mud if it has been raining any. If you don’t take water with you on the trail I defeinitely recommend having some cold water in your car. We didn’t bring water on the trail with us but we were both glad to have water after hiking the trail.

Highland Cemetery trail sign

Highland Cemetery trail sign

Want to see more pictures? Click here to view my flickr set of Highland Cemetery Trail Pictures

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Peter @ HuntingInfoNetwork July 30, 2013 at 9:29 am

Glad to know there’s such a nice place to go hiking. That’s another thing you could do – spend a day outdoors with your family.

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