Jessamine County Trails Association (JCTA) is currently a working group associated with the Jessamine County Health Department (JCHD). It members are from local government, other agencies, and citizens of the county interested in promoting, enjoying, maintaining, and creating trails of all kinds in the area. This effort feeds into the Health Department’s initiatives on fighting chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and arthritis, and that feeds into its Safe Communities program.

JCHD Diabetes Education

JCHD Safe Communities

Other Community Exercise Resources

These local agencies have organized team sports and other exercise programs available.

 Parks and Rec

Nicholasville/Jessamine County Parks and Recreation

Wilmore Parks and Recreation

Lexington/Fayette County Parks and Recreation

Public Library

Jessamine County Public Library Events (look for exercise or hiking events)


Jessamine County Chapter of YMCA of Central Kentucky


Area Trail Related Clubs, Groups, and Meetups

For groups of like-minded people interested in similar activities, check out these local clubs.

Hiking and Jogging

Bluegrass Runners

Hikers of the Bluegrass Meetup Group

Central Kentucky Backpackers Meetup Group


Bluegrass Cycling Club


Bluegrass Canoe and Kayak Meetup Group

Elkhorn Paddlers Meetup Group

Bluegrass Wildwater Association (whitewater)

Pioneer Paddlers Facebook Page (Mercer Co)

High Bridge Paddle Club Facebook Page

Other Community Resources

New to the area, have out of town guests, visiting the area, or just looking for something to do? Find other local activities to enjoy through the links below.


Visit Jessamine


Jessamine County

City of Nicholasville

City of Wilmore