Asbury Trails – Wilmore, KY

Palisades Farm is located South of Wilmore, Kentucky on Highway 29 towards High Bridge. Hiking trails at Palisades Farm are available to students and the public. Geologic and ecological features along with historic sites are viewed among the trails. The gate is closed and locked at 8:00 PM daily (sunset from October to March)! This is a great post with wonderful photos!

Kentucky Everything

Asbury Trails in Wilmore, Kentucky, is open to the public for hiking. The trailhead is at a parking lot on the way to Asbury University’s Challenge Course. I didn’t know there were trails here until recently, and I think it’s one of the best places to go in the area for a short hike. The area is known as The Palisades Farm.

The first trail I hiked was the Hillside Trail. It’s name describes the hike. You head uphill through woods, across a ravine, and end up in a meadow. You can see the valley below while hiking this trail. You can hike back down the 1/2 mile trail or take the gravel service road back to the parking lot.

The trail is a great hike. The area this time of year was beautiful!

At the ravine, you’ll cross over and head uphill to a meadow area.

The trails were…

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Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest

Gorgeous photos of Bernheim Forest. Absolutely beautiful.

Bernheim Arboretum & Forest-12

Winters in Kentucky

Autumn is probably my second favorite season.  While winter will always hold the number one spot, fall means that the overwhelming heat of summer is finally over and I can start wearing jeans, sweatshirts, and beanies again.  The other great thing about fall is the changing colors.  And since we’re in a new place in a new part of the country and we’re pretty much completely surrounded by forests, I was really looking forward to see what Kentucky would have to offer as far as color changes were concerned.  I was not disappointed.

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10 Best Kentucky Hikes For Fall Color

Beautiful photos and great information for hikers, photographers, nature lovers and anyone who enjoys the outdoors and fall in KentuckyMain Trail at Dupree Nature Preserve © Craig Dooley

Kentucky Nature Lover

Crisp days and cool nights announce the arrival of autumn in Kentucky. The best way to celebrate is to get outside. While the Commonwealth boasts hundreds of beautiful trails, these are particularly breathtaking at this time of year. So put on your walking shoes, grab your camera and enjoy nature’s colors! (And if you get the chance, share photos of you enjoying fall with us on our Facebook page!)

  1. Overlook and River Trails
    Dupree Nature Preserve
    Difficulty: Easy
    Length: 1 – 1.5 miles

    The Dupree Nature Preserve features savannah, woodlands, views of the Kentucky River and the Palisades, and interpretive materials along the trails. Begin on the main trail from the parking area along a wide gravel path, through savannah grasses evoking the historic landscape of central Kentucky. Upon entering the woods, you can choose to take the shore-level River Trail or the Overlook Trail, which provides panoramic views…

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