High Bridge Rail-Trail

      NameHigh Bridge–Wilmore Rail-Trail (proposed)
      End PointsHigh Bridge park and Wilmore caboose museum
      Length4.5 miles (approximate)
      LocationJessamine County, Ky
      SurfaceAsphalt (proposed)

Details

The High Bridge–Wilmore Rail-Trail is a proposed trail on the railroad bed abandoned when the (Norfolk) Southern relocated and doubled the tracks. The trail winds through beautiful forest overlooking the Kentucky River, slices through rock cuts, crosses meadows, and about midway, plunges through a tunnel. The abandoned railbed is in private ownership.

Reasons

Rail-trails provide a number of benefits to the community:

This makes an ideal rail-trail for a number of reasons:

Location

The abandoned line crosses State Route 29 twice between High Bridge and Wilmore.

Note that this is not currently a trail. Please respect the landowners and do not trespass.

Proposed Plan

Pre-construction

Many steps are necessary before trail construction can begin:

Construction

Actual trail construction could begin with this plan:

See Also

Rail-trail organizations: