Mitchell Hill Trail is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Fairdale, KY. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and road biking.
This is a short loop that spurs off from the Yost Ridge Trail. It leads down to a nice lake with a great area for a picnic. No fishing allowed in lake. The trail then loops back up the ridge to Yost.
Good hike. Nearly 4 miles. Some pretty strenuous uphill climbs. Trekking poles were helpful. Lake is pretty--especially with fall colors. Be sure to carry water. There are picnic tables at the lake. People at the visitors center were very helpful and friendly.
We've done this trail dozens and dozens of times. We like to look at all the wildlife, especially snakes and have seen a LOT of them, though rarely on the trail itself. Nice, moderate little hike and a pretty little lake (don't like that there's "no fishing allowed" even though it's not a private lake). Deer, wild turkey, raccoons, chipmunks, loads of wildlife.
Great trail but marked poorly.
Beautiful and challenging. Great run with early summer aroma.
Parts of the trail had some downed trees which made my early pace suffer but all in all very fun.
Definitely will come back when I'm in town.
Parking at Jefferson Memorial Forest Welcome Center made the in and out a breeze.
4 out of 5 Stars!
Great day hike trail! The lake is small but peaceful. Totally worth it
this is a good trail with some decent elevation change. You can start from the visitor's center of Jefferson Forest. Behind the visitor's center is a wooden walk way leading to an adventure course and some zip lining. Go past all of this and you will be on the trail which makes a loop. Along the loop is a beautiful lake. Further along the trail you will find some picnic tables in a shaded area (there is a side trail from there with some porta-johns). Happy hiking!
great for a short hike!! slight changes in elevation keep it from being too boring but it's definitely not a strenuous hike. this trail is especially beautiful during the rain
Great little trail, beautiful lake. I typicall start at the Welcome center on yost ridge and loop around the lake and head back. Approx 3.2 miles. It is one of my favorite trails in Jeff Memorial.