Spotlight Trail of the Week – Jessamine Creek Gorge Preserve

Off trail view of Overstreet Creek
Overstreet Creek

Jessamine Creek Gorge is one of the most unique places in Jessamine County. Unfortunately, the Jessamine Creek Gorge Preserve Trail only gives you some tantalizing glimpses of the beauty of this area from the trail itself. Still, its well worth the hike.

Overstreet Creek is one of the main attractions. Its a very picturesque creek with lots of little waterfalls on it. After the trail crosses the creek, it stays up on top of the gorge so you never really get to see Jessamine Creek itself, except maybe when the leaves are off the trees. There are lots of wildflowers here in the spring.

I like to combine this little over 2 mile trail with another to get some extra miles in. I usually go over to the Hickman Creek Nature Center and hike their trails either before or after this one.

– Don Perkins

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