Lower Howard’s Creek Nature and Heritage Preserve provides an opportunity to experience thousands of flora, fauna, the natural environment, local history and archeology in a very intimate setting. You’ll be amazed at what you can see, do and learn.
The Preserve is open year round, is located just 15 minutes from the greater Lexington, KY area, and is easily accessible from either I-75 or I-64.
John Holder Trail (Public Trail)The John Holder Trail is the only portion of the preserve open to the public. Learn more...
Organized Hikes - Are you looking for a hiking experience enriched by a seasoned guide with the knowledge, familiarity and background to make your visit both fun and interesting? If you are interested in a guided or group hike, find out more here.
Trail and Use Policies - For your safety and enjoyment, and to best protect this unique natural resource, we have a few policies regarding visiting the Preserve. Get the most from your visit. Find out how best to use the trails at Lower Howard’s Creek.
Map & Directions - Finding us is easy, if you know where to look!
Nearby Hotels and Motels - Need a place to stay during your visit? Check here for area accommodations and more information.