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Quiet Trails State Nature Preserve consists of 177 acres of ridges and ravines bordering the Licking River in Harrison County, generously donated to the Commonwealth by Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Wigglesworth Jr. For years the family property was set aside as a private nature sanctuary utilized by local Scout troops, schools and private organizations for nature study and as a place for quiet reflection. It was given fr​eely to KNP and dedicated on March 4, 1992. The diversity of birds, trees and wildflowers represent the richness of the Bluegrass fauna and flora. KNP manages this area primarily for environmental education and passive recreation. The preserve is also a Watchable Wildlife Site.

  • Features - great diversity of birds, trees, wildflowers and mussels
  • Hiking - 3.1 miles of trail, moderate
  • Parking - four cars
  • Activities - hiking, nature study, birding, etc.


Harrison County. From Cynthiana, take U.S. 27 north approximately 10 miles. Turn right onto KY 1284, which leads into Sunrise. Continue on Pugh's Ferry Road after crossing the four-way intersection. The preserve is located on the right, 1.8 miles from the intersection.

Access Type: Open to Public
County: Harrison
Region: Bluegrass Region
Size: 177
Owner: Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves

Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves

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