Mitchell Hill Trail

MODERATE 30 reviews

Mitchell Hill Trail is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Fairdale, Kentucky. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and road biking.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
767 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

road biking

trail running

This is a short loop that spurs off from the Yost Ridge Trail. It leads down to a nice lake with a great area for a picnic. No fishing allowed in lake. The trail then loops back up the ridge to Yost.

8 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Awesome hiking with my family!

1 month ago

The trail is well taken care of and challenging at times. One of my dog and my favorites.

2 months ago

Awesome trail very clean and beautiful!

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

What an amazing hike to a secluded lake. I started from the Paul Yost parking lot which involved tons of sandstone steps they installed on the knob.

hiking
4 months ago

5 months ago

Yost trail connects with Mitchell Lake trail. There are nice picnic tables and benches on the edge of the lake that make a great spot for lunch.

5 months ago

it was a great trail! challenging hills kept the heart rate up! the lake was beautiful way worth the trek! trails were clearly marked making it so easy to keep on the right path. will go again!

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Good hike. Nearly 4 miles. Some pretty strenuous uphill climbs. Trekking poles were helpful. Lake is pretty--especially with fall colors. Be sure to carry water. There are picnic tables at the lake. People at the visitors center were very helpful and friendly.

hiking
10 months ago

We've done this trail dozens and dozens of times. We like to look at all the wildlife, especially snakes and have seen a LOT of them, though rarely on the trail itself. Nice, moderate little hike and a pretty little lake (don't like that there's "no fishing allowed" even though it's not a private lake). Deer, wild turkey, raccoons, chipmunks, loads of wildlife.

10 months ago

10 months ago

walking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

hiking
Saturday, July 09, 2016

Great trail but marked poorly.

trail running
Thursday, June 09, 2016

Beautiful and challenging. Great run with early summer aroma.

Parts of the trail had some downed trees which made my early pace suffer but all in all very fun.

Definitely will come back when I'm in town.
Parking at Jefferson Memorial Forest Welcome Center made the in and out a breeze.
4 out of 5 Stars!