Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Jefferson County Memorial Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Tough trail and a good workout, if that’s what you looking for. Would not recommend for a casual hike.

hiking
12 days ago

The welcome center has this trail listed as 2.5 miles at most, so I wasn’t sure what to add in to get to the length others experienced. Path was always easy to follow- took the Yost ridge trail to the Coral Ridge Loop, then back to the welcome center. Went in early November, foliage was beautiful and trail wasn’t very muddy yet. Little bit of elevation, but an easy go overall.

hiking
13 days ago

Gorgeous hike, love this trail out of all others at Jefferson Memorial Forest. I always take the right hand fork at the beginning of the trail. A steep ascent but comes to a stunning overlook.

We done this trail twice last weekend for training. There were two picnic tables but no restrooms.

A nice relatively short trail. There is a creek bed to cross at the bottom of the valley, but it was dry when I crossed it. The beginning and end of the trail are flat.

Well marked and nice balance of different types of terrain.

I love this trail. As others have said, it will keep the heart rate up. It’s a clean trail with beautiful wildflowers and we’ve seen plenty of deer and other wildlife. Personally, I prefer to get the sharp ascent out of the way first, so that would be counter-clockwise on the loop.

trail running
3 months ago

Ran this trail today for the first time and even though it had rained the day before, the trail was very manageable with not a lot of muddy spots. Beautiful trail under a nice canopy of trees. I can highly recommend it.

Nice trail. I do most of my hiking in the west so nice change of scenery for me.

hiking
3 months ago

between trail marker 3 and 4 there is supposed to be a look out somewhere. I didn't find if. nor did I fine trail marker 4 or 5. I was at 6 before I knew it. didnt set out to hike the whole loop but I don't regret it. hot day, good hike.

Nice trail but not clearly marked as “yost Trail” along the way so you have to figure out which trail to take that is included in the 10.6 miles. We ended up doing 11-12 miles. Not much elevation. Some downed trees that were a bit difficult to climb over. But my biggest dislike was so much horse feces on the trail, unable to avoid and all over our boots.

I'm sure this trial is nice. I wouldn't know though. I was able to run about a quarter of a mile of it when I ran into a group with a lab that was off leash. This is bad at Horine. People need to follow instructions or stay out of the park. It's not fair to those without pets trying to enjoy the trails.

Scott's Gap section is the most under appreciated section of JMF. This trail has been one of my favorites for years.

Loved this trail! Clean wide path with easy to see blazes. 2 spots of steep elevation that made me sweat:) the park is nice with plenty of restrooms, water and trash cans. Shady spot with picnic tables at trail head for lunch afterwards.

Well marked with a good balance of level and elevated terrain.

When you come to the first fork. take a left. If you right you instantly go up a long steep incline right off the bat. The trail is a series of steep inclines and declines. It was 89 (feels like 92) degrees out when I went and it was to hot and humid. Probably would not be near as tough if it was cooler.

Great hike! Probably one of my favorites of JMF

Easy going trail. Lush green forest and the creeks were all flowing. I just wish it was longer!

Moderate trail with a couple hills worth a couple hours of hiking.

Great trail, moderate skill level,bring plenty of water the inclines on a hot day will leave you parched.

Nice, quality hike. Not very challenging, elevation gains aren’t too severe.

Really enjoyable hike. It was a bit muddy in spots from all of the rain but still safe

Awesome hike! Very muddy after a big rain. Took the shortcut which had one big climb.

The only reason this trail is not rated hard is that it is not rocky. This little 3.3 is a beast from beginning to end. It is probably my favorite of all the trails in JMF. It will have you feeling like you walked 6 miles, but wish you were doing 6 more. I like to hike it from off the Siltstone (Bearcamp Rd. Trailhead) which adds a few extra miles and you can lollipop it. Great hike, beautiful views and and a lot of up and down.

Great workout and wildlife.

hiking
8 months ago

Hike was strenuous, great workout. Almost entirely up/down.

A great loop, pretty easy except for one valley that’s a little steep.

great loop trail, two decent size hills, love walking it with my dog. Keep your eyes open for trail markers and its great seeing the valley floor.

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