I took an evening hike out the upper and lower palisades, and Knight’s Ferry trail, approx. 4.5 miles. Hiked out the last 2 miles in the dark.
The Garrard County part of the preserve is open to the public, sunrise to sunset year-round. Due to fragile habitats and its inaccessibility, the Jessamine County tract is closed to the public.
- Features – 220-foot limestone palisade walls, rare plants, Kentucky River.
- Access – Foot trail through the forest and to the river, two-mile loop; moderately difficult, with hills and steps.
- Facilities – None
- Parking – eight cars
- Hazards – Extremely high cliffs.
- Activities – Hiking, nature study, birding, etc.