Siltstone Trail is a 11.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fairdale, KY that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round.
Siltsone Trail is a 6.7 mile point to point trail located in Jefferson County Forest. The trail is a ridgewalk running from the Welcome Center to Scotts Gap with excellent views the length of the trip. The majority of the elevation change occurs near the four road crossing during the hike. The Silstone trail is a 6.7 mile ridgewalk connecting the Tom Wallace Recreation Area with Scotts Gap. Both areas are part of Jefferson Memorial Forest.
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.
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.
trail was great. great day hike. the only thing that needs work is marking of trail heads.
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!
Steep trail, but kids were hiking it also. Very pretty!
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.
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.
Siltstone Trail is a great hiking trail and it’s hard to believe this forest exist so close to Louisville. In the winter months you are able to view Louisville skyline and airport. High Knob is properly named and set between Bearcamp and Scott Gap.
Strenuous hike, but worth it.
Great trail, challenging.
trail was closed.
It was great!
Nice trail.. Started at 10:30 and made it to Scott's gap around 3..trail is well marked and i found zero ticks on me
I've walked this trail twice now and it is a work out. There are elevation changes that will test you and get the heart rate up. Walking along the ridge line is great as the breeze can cool you off. I've been through here on 90 degree days and you must have a lot of water. Since it has been dry there are few water sources as many creeks are dry in case you are in a situation. My first time on the trail I ran into some other hikers but my second I didn't see anyone.
My walk app failed when I left Scotts Gap and my 6 mile walk turned into 8.5. Also a lot of this trail is on ridges. Fallen trees speak of high winds and it may not be the best place to be during a thunderstorm or tornado. The scenery is great and I highly recommend this trail if you have some experience or are fit. If you're not an avid hiker or fit I wouldn't go on this one.