This is a great trail. I really enjoyed it.
I had a little trouble finding the trailhead though. You can park at Scott's Gap loop trailhead or the visitors center.
Leaves covering the trail made it tough to see rocks and roots on the trail but that's to be expected this time of year. There are plenty of tough climbs with great views as the reward. It's possible to extend the run by doing Scott's Gap loop (3.2 mi) or Yost ridge trail. Bear Camp parking lot is about half way and could be a good spot to stash water.

hiking
1 month ago

This was my first time on the trail and definitely a tough one. I don't suggest this trail for anyone who isn't moderately in shape. Having completed 30 half marathons the mileage didn't scare me, but I wasn't prepared for just how taxing the elevation change would be. Lots of ups and downs make this a great, challenging hike. Wasn't difficult to maneuver my way around, but the acorns made it a bit tough to keep my footing from time to time. I will definitely do this one again.

on Siltstone Trail

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

I took an "Alone in the woods with God Day." What a great hike. I was truly alone - no other people. I saw 8 types of mushrooms and collected some amazing geodes. Going to do it again as soon as the leaves are off of the trees.

on Siltstone Trail

hiking
2 months ago

trail was great. great day hike. the only thing that needs work is marking of trail heads.

hiking
3 months ago

Great day hike! It will test your endurance for sure. I loved it! Lots of elevation changes. Only saw one person on trail. Lots of ticks though. A definite must do!

Great beginner trail for kids with nice hills

hiking
5 months ago

Steep trail, but kids were hiking it also. Very pretty!

hiking
5 months ago

I love the Siltstone trail...actually my favorite trail in Louisville and surrounding areas so far. I have completed it twice with lots of "mini" hikes on it other times and I've come to know it very well. I love the challenging terrain and how it feels very isolated so near the city. My eight year old son has completed three miles at a time with me and he loves it as well.

hiking
5 months ago

Good hiking with lots of elevation changes. The trail is a bit narrow. Only wide enough for 1 person most of the time. I only did half the trail and turned around. I only saw 2 other hikers during my time on the trail on a Saturday afternoon.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

I really enjoyed this one. Nice elevation changes and pretty diverse views. Found 4 Geocaches near the trails. Lots of frogs and some lizards.

great trail

great views bathrooms locked

hiking
8 months ago

Awesome trail. Went with 2 dogs, great breaks in the hilly landscape, awesome views, good physical activity and easy parking / Park site, with picnic tables near entrance. Clear trail markers.