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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
18 days 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. :)

hiking
20 days ago

Very hilly, pretty hike through the woods. Almost 3.5 miles if you don't take the shortcut. If you go counterclockwise on the loop, you'll begin with a steep climb to the top of a knob and be rewarded with a nice view. The rest of the trail goes along the top of a ridge before descending to cross a few mostly dry creek beds before looping back to the beginning. It's a surprisingly challenging 3 miles with few flat spots - definitely deserves a "moderate" rating.

Saw 3 people over 2 hours on a Saturday in June - not a crowded trail.

Also saw two snakes, lots of frogs, a chipmunk and a lizard or two, plus the usual squirrels and birds.

FYI - no ATT cell service in the area as of June 2017.

trail running
26 days ago

I haven't done a trail yet at Jeff Memorial that I didn't enjoy. This one in particular is more difficult than some of the others.

One of my dog and mines' favorite trails to run on.There is a creek near the parking lot for him to splash in and cool off. This is one of the trails that horses are allowed on. The people who maintain the trail do a nice job at keeping it clean.

hiking
27 days ago

1 month ago

Great trail in May some areas steep, nice creeks. Good views over looking hollers, this trail is aka red trail which also meets the orange trail. Both can be accessed from campgrounds.

Beautiful trail. For most of the trail (unless you take the shortcut) you're going up or down hill. Very few flats spots. Also, I recommend following someone's recorded trail vs following the default one. It's not accurate at all. Even still, it would be hard to get lost. It's marked well (with red paint) and doesn't split off hardly at all. I will definitely do this one again. Happy hiking!

trail running
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Don't do the shortcut, almost all the best parts are in the back