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Elk Lick Valley Exploration Hikes

October 31, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Join us for a hike through the woods to the creek. One hike will head to Elk Lick Falls and feature the oldest documented chinkapin oak in Kentucky. The other hike will feature Elk Lick Creek, the heart of the sanctuary. We’ll spend about 30 – 45 minutes exploring and observing the surprises of Elk Lick Creek or Falls Branch. Use your smartphone or digital camera to share your observations on iNaturalist, or forget the technology and just enjoy the sights.

Hike distances: 2 miles (Elk Lick Falls) or 3 miles (Elk Lick Creek)

Bring: water, camera and hiking sticks optional

Hiking Level: Moderate to Difficult, due to steep and uneven terrain, and wet and slick surfaces.
Please note: Bathrooms and facilities are currently closed to visitors. Please come prepared. All hikers will be expected to practice physical distancing from the hike leader and others outside their household. All hikers are also expected to wear a mask while hiking. Masks can be removed when the group reaches the Elk Lick Creek area and can spread out appropriately. This hike will host no more than 10 hikers plus 2 hike leaders.

Refund Policy: Refunds are permitted for cancellations made at least two weeks in advance of the event. No refunds or transfers of fees will occur if the request is made less than two weeks prior to the event. To request a refund, email


October 31, 2020
11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Floracliff Nature Sanctuary
8000 Elk Lick Falls Road
Lexington, KY 40515 United States
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary • P.O. Box 21723 • Lexington, KY 40522 • (859) 296-0986 • • copyright © 2024 •