“The Lily Mountain Nature Preserve is truly a hidden gem for Central KY where southern hospitality reigns!”
— Colby Blanton
There are restricted areas, known pits, and extreme heights. Proceed only on marked trail routes and follow all local markings, warnings, and guidelines as detailed throughout the property!
This is a great out-and-back run that hits all the highlights of Lily Mountain Nature Preserve.
Features: Fall Colors — Views
There are some extreme grades of 15-20%+. Of course, always come prepared and obey all property signage, warnings and markings. There are restricted routes clearly marked as well as known natural pits. Always be on alert!
Approximate Trail Mileage:
= .94 Miles
= .61 Miles
= .36 Miles
Trail 4 = 271 Feet
= .45 Miles
= .56 Miles
= .23 Miles
= .83 Miles
Estill County and the Friends of Lily Mountain have done a terrific job relying on mother nature to display her many colors at this trail system. While it may be composed of a few shorter trails, I implore you to tackle this jewel. I guarantee you'll leave smiling, laughing, and completely out of breath from a fervor of terrain trekking!
The attached map, which is an open document free to download and use on any device, provides clarity to this system of trails. If there's necessary input, please feel free to comment or contact - I can assure you, you'll be delighted by Lily Mountain Nature Preserve! Be safe, run strong and hold on!
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Flora & Fauna
This area is characterized by a temperate climate with very thick coverage - there's a myriad of plant life and animals as would be expected in a temperate climate.