When you think of hiking through an incredible gorge in Kentucky, more than likely Red River Gorge is the first spot that comes to mind. It’s the area that even those outside of Kentucky have heard of, and it gets quite a bit of hype and attention, as it should! But, there is a lesser known gorge in Central Kentucky that is just as captivating and definitely more approachable for those who may not be ready for the intensity of Red River Gorge. Jessamine Creek Gorge is located near Lexington and is filled with natural beauty and adventure that makes it so worth exploring.

Jessamine Creek Gorge is a wonderful area for both beginner and experienced hikers. Have you explored this stunning gorge? What is your absolute favorite trail in Kentucky? We’d love to know in the comments!

For exact directions to reach the Jessamine Creek Gorge Trail and more information, visit the county’s website here.

And if you’d like to check out Red River Gorge as well, check out these favorite trails from a previous article here.

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