Yost Ridge Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews

Yost Ridge Trail is a 10.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fairdale, KY that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

10.6 miles 1762 feet Loop



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers

This trail begins at the Welcome Center of Jefferson Memorial Forest and winds its way up a ridge to an awesome view of Louisvilles skyline. Continue on to Mitchell Hill Trail and the Horine Reservation. There is a spur trail that is under construction.

2 months ago

7 boy scouts and 5 adults hiked this trail. 10 miles. Senior scouts down to 1st year scouts had no trouble with this trail. Clean and well marked. Very nice.

4 months ago

A good hike. A few blue and yellow blazes that were confusing. I know there is a Blue trail but I can't pin point where it is? Adding other trails to Yost Ridge makes for a full day of great local hiking!

5 months ago

Steep but fun!

10 months ago

Went with my 3 and 5 year old boys. Uphill, but easy grade. We all enjoyed it!

10 months ago

Easy access to trail from Visitor's Center, and a gorgeous walk any time of year.

1 year ago

Pretty easy and enjoyable trail. I like to do this one with my sister, who has back problems, because it isn't too strenuous for her and yet it still quite fun to hike.

2 years ago

Excellent trail. Wasn't too strenuous, so very family friendly trail. Well marked and easy to find.

4 years ago

Terrific trail that is well maintained with nice elevation changes. I was perfect for me as I was on business trip and gave me a chance to do a quick one hour hike after work. Looking forward to exploring more trails within the Jefferson Memorial Forest.