Scotts Gap Loop Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews

Scotts Gap Loop Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Louisville, KY that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.4 miles 1164 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers



14 days ago

14 days ago

4 months ago

Hiked this trail this morning. It's a well marked and well maintained trail with lots of variety. The narrow trail follows some ridge lines with decent views and drops down into some valleys that include a number of creek crossings, though things were pretty dry today. I saw a few wild flowers and a doe and her fawn, heard a few frogs splash in the water before I could spot them, and cleared all the spiderwebs for those who head there this afternoon. Heading counterclockwise, there is an old car in the creek around mile 2. Overall it was a great hike and would probably be a good challenge for trail running as well. There is also a shortcut that cuts the distance from 3.3 miles to 1.3 miles.