Hiking Project Logo

greenBlue Jessamine Creek Gorge Trail

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

Trail

1.3 mile 2.0 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 84' 26 m
Descent: -149' -45 m
High: 946' 288 m
Low: 843' 257 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

Dogs

No Dogs
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by John Kelley

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

Weather

Getting forecast...

Current trail conditions

All Clear 17 days ago See History
Some Mud

Hiked this trail?

Add details to help others plan their adventure.

This trail descends to the edge of Jessamine Creek Gorge to offer fantastic views of the Kentucky Palisades.

John Kelley

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Family Friendly Kids will enjoy searching for wildflowers and enjoying the views along this route.

Description

This is a really simple trail that takes you through the locally famous Jessamine Creek Gorge. The trail isn't very long, but if you are looking to just get out in the morning, it's well shaded and will get you moving. In total, you'll get in just under 300 ft of elevation on the trail, which is sure to get the blood pumping before you stop and enjoy the spectacular views from the overlook.

Flora & Fauna

This trail is known for its abundance of wildflowers.

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

Apr 6, 2019
John Howard
Well-maintained trail - no obstacles. Some mud when it's been rainy can make things a bit sticky but no real issues. 3mi — 3h 00m
Dec 9, 2018
Nathaniel Hamilton
2.6mi
Sep 28, 2018
Madeline Cox
Jun 16, 2018
Jeff Clonch
1.3 our and 1.3 back 2.6mi

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 5 votes

#8756

Overall
  3.8 from 5 votes
5 Star
20%
4 Star
60%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
20%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#97

in Kentucky

#8,756

Overall
58 Views Last Month
617 Since Jul 25, 2017
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

25%
50%
0%
25%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Hiking Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Hiking