Elkhorn Creek: Forks of Elkhorn to Kentucky River Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Elkhorn Creek, with its North and South Forks, flows northwest, draining portions of Jessamine, Fayette, Scott, Woodford, and Franklin Counties before emptying into the Kentucky River north of Frankfort. Because of its mild whitewater, beautiful scenery, plentiful access, and proximity to four major urban areas, the Elkhorn is Kentucky’s most popular canoeing stream.
Running through a deep gorge with exposed rock walls (some-
gradient 9.5 (fpm) times reaching 200 feet in height), the rapids, riffles, and ledges are almost continuous. In all, there are four legitimate Class III rapids on this run with perhaps six additional high Class I or borderline Class IIs. Several islands punctuate the stream."