birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
20 hours ago

Definitely deserves the moderate rating, it's very up and down. Nice and quite, only saw 1 other person and had a marvelous encounter with one of the local deer.

hiking
7 days ago

A moderate physical exertion with many twists, turns, and elevation changes. If you're in good enough shape you could jog it. I'm not. Just beautiful and only 25 minute drive from Louisville.

trail running
9 days ago

A beautiful trail, but too hard to be fun running, at least for me. Going counter-clockwise starts with a brutal climb, but then the trail....barely ever gives you a break. All uphill and downhill. I'll surely do it again as it is pretty, but it is beyond the capacity of most folks to "run" I feel.

A nice, fun trail that has some challenging sections. The first two miles are deceptively easy running, but just at two miles you hit a big descent and it gets harder. Pair this with the Orange trail (that has a lovely evergreen section) and Mitchell Hill and you have a nice and varied 8 mile run. I'd say that this trail is easier than both Scotts Gap and Siltstone.

hiking
23 days ago

trail running
27 days ago

Nice little trail that can be challenging up the hills. I just wish it was marked a little better but other than that it's great.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Loved it. Red trail Is a great workout with beautiful views. Some spots on far west loop very steep and winding. I will do it again.

My favorite trail in JMF. I enjoy the views along the ridge line going in early spring; later in the spring and early summer, views are obstructed by the tree leaves. Trail is difficult enough to be interesting (constant ups and downs) but not too difficult. The few times I've been out, I've seen only two people.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hour-long walk along a forested ridge. Not a lot of variety in the scenery, but plenty of shade and some wildlife.

Well-marked, wide trail that's shared with horses, though it was pretty clean when I visited. There's a little creek and park benches by the parking area.

Connects to the longer Yost trail.

Oh, and I saw a turtle. :)