Turkey Bay OHV Primary Yellow 04

Murray, Kentucky (Trigg County)

Last Updated: 10/25/2020
3 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Difficulty: 3-3
Length: 1.51 miles
Highest Elevation: 531 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Loop
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Murray
Nearest Town w/ Services: Murray
Official Road Name: YQMYM04
Management Agency: Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area
District: Southern District


Highlight: Turkey Bay OHV Primary Yellow 04
While Primary Yellow 4 is only 1.5 miles long, it is an integral part of the over 100 miles that are contained within Turkey Bay OHV. Located in the middle of the Land Between the Lakes recreation area, this trail is a mild run through the Kentucky forest while connecting you to dozens of trails in the system. Since these are some of the only designated 4x4 roads in the area, wheelers come in from all over to explore the area. Land Between the Lakes is a 40-mile long peninsula that offers hiking trails, horse trails, 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline, mountain biking, 400+ miles of scenic roads, and 1400 campsites, including camping within Turkey Bay. This national recreation area attracts over 1.5 million people per year, so bring your rig, and be one of them.


Route Information

Advanced Rating System

Recommended Vehicle:
Stock SUV with High Clearance and 4 Low
This trail doesn't have any major obstacles but gets a slightly higher rating and a 4x4 requirement due to ever-present mud, mild rocky sections, and some mild off-camber along the way.

Technical Rating

Typically, more rock or undulated road surface. Potential rocks and/or tree stumps less than 12" tall and/or vertical ledges less than 12" tall and/or near vertical ledges or waterfalls less than 24" inches. Tire placement becomes more difficult. Can be steep.
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This trail is mostly dirt with some mud and rocky areas. These rocky areas don't pose any major issues to get over but will make parts of the ride bumpier. This trail isn't as muddy as some of the other trails in the area but a good rain can change all of that. There are no major obstacles to note and any new or experienced driver can handle this trail.


1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead is on the south side of Turkey Bay OHV Primary Yellow 01.
2. 7205 - Stay Right (0.24 mi)
Stay right at the intersection with 7205.
3. 4201 - Stay Left (0.43 mi)
Stay left at the intersection with 4201.
4. Marker A - Stay Straight (0.73 mi)
Stay straight at Marker A, following the signs.
5. Intersection with 7202 & 7204 - Turn Right (0.73 mi)
Make a hard right at this large intersection with 7202 & 7204.
6. Lake Access Trail - Stay Straight (0.85 mi)
Stray straight at this short trail that provides access to the lake. You can camp down there if you can find a dry spot.
7. 4202 - Stay Right (1.06 mi)
Stay right at the intersection with 4202.
8. Lake Access Trail #2 - Stay Right (1.35 mi)
Stay right at the intersection with this lake access trail. There is camping available along the shoreline here if it is dry.
9. 4201 - Stay Straight (1.38 mi)
Stay straight at the intersection with 4201.
10. End of Trail at Marker 4 (1.51 mi)
The trail ends at Marker 4 on Primary Yellow 01.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Murray, Kentucky

Head east on KY-80 East for 18.2 miles and take the Woodlands Trace exit toward Grand Rivers/Dover. Turn right to merge onto KY-453 S/Woodlands Trace for 2.2 miles to Turkey Creek Road on the right side of the street. Travel 0.65 miles to the Primary Yellow 01 on the right, Waypoint 5. Travel 1.62 miles to the trailhead on the left.


There is camping within the trail system of the park along all of these trails and their side trails. The site does not have to be developed as long as any fires are contained. Please pay the fee at the guardhouse within 30 minutes of selecting your site. The image here is along Turkey Creek Road. Additional campgrounds, including more amenities like showers and RV hookups, are available within Land Between the Lakes which has over 1400 designated campsites that can be reserved here.
Camping: Turkey Bay OHV Primary Yellow 04

Trail Reviews (1)

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: Why is this trail not on the Jeep Badge of Honor App? I ran Badge trails throughout the Midwest on a trip and came to Turkey Bay to run these 3 trails. Beautiful place, ran the whole park but pretty disappointed with your list, my fault for not checking the app. Fix your page please.
–Brenda Mejia (05/24/2021)
A: Brenda, this trail was added to the Jeep Badge of Honor Trails a little over a month ago. It was then removed from the app along with a number of trails that were added to the app and no one has received any information from Jeep on what has happened. Please hold onto any pictures you took and keep an eye on the app, I expect that these trails will be added properly at some point very soon. When that happens, you can email Jeep at badgeofhonor@jeep.com to get these badges added since you have run them. Thanks, JD.
–JD Marshall (05/24/2021)

Writer Information

JD Marshall

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Jen & JD moved to Colorado from Chicago in May of 2015 for work and brought with them a 2001 stock Jeep Wrangler that had been garage bound for two years. Within a month of arrival, all rusty 170,000 miles of it was shaking on Colorado trails and they've never stopped. As time as gone on, their 2001 TJ had to be traded and a 2015 Jeep JK has been added to the family. JD works as a Systems Engineer for a cable company and Jen runs a business from their home during the week to pay the bills. When the weekend hits, they're almost always hitting the trail. When Sunday night rolls around, the question turns to, 'so what's next week?!'.
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