Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Asbury Trails



Last weekend a group us of had the pleasure of hiking Asbury Trails. For the longest time I had not clue what fascinating land was just a few miles south of Asbury College. We arrived at the trails on a cool, windy and partly cloudy late fall day. The trees were just past their peak. We took the Old Stage Road down to the river 3/4 of a mile and a 370 foot decent. This small trail follows a creek which has water fall after cascading water fall. Once we arrived at the Kentucky River we took a left a short distance down the Great Wall Trail and discovered a raging waterfall coming right of the Cliff. It was amazing. We crossed to creek and took the much wider Pump Station Road back up the hill, to the parking lot. This area is an amazing geological area, one of the best in the county and in my humble opinion a must more fascinating area than Raven Run. This a a must visit location if your in the Lexington or Nicholasville area.

Location

KY-29 South of out Wilmore to Shanty Hill Lane. There is a sharp corner 3/4 mile down the lane, the farm gate is one the right at the corner. Park in the area inside the gate.

1 comment:

Don said...

Sounds great - are there trail maps?