Horine Reservation Red Trail

MODERATE 76 reviews

Horine Reservation Red Trail is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Fairdale, Kentucky that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
685 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

This is a very well maintained loop located in the Horine Reservation of Jefferson Memorial Forest. Just like all of the other trails within the forest, it has very clear trail markers with the trail itself being very well kept. The Red Trail is the longest loop with an optional shortcut 3.1 miles

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

Started at welcome center, followed Yost trail to Mitchell Hill trail to Red Loop and back, total was 8.5 miles. Beautiful area. Trail was in very good condition, even with very heavy rain the day before. Trail is pretty smooth, so easy hiking. Had 3 big climbs, which were pretty steep, 1079 ft total climbing. Did miss one turn, and went a few hundred yards before we realized had gone the wrong way (trail looks like it goes straight, but actually turns, need sign). Also, a little annoying and confusing walking through the zip line area near the welcome center. So, great hike, close to Louisville, a couple minor complaints, but definitely worth doing, and will do again.

hiking
19 days ago

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19 days ago

26 days ago

my first time on it so it was a little challenging.

hiking
26 days ago

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27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

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.

trail running
1 month 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
2 months ago

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hiking
3 months 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.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months 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.

trail running
4 months ago