Scotts Gap Loop Trail

MODERATE 19 reviews

Scotts Gap Loop Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Louisville, Kentucky that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1683 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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9 days ago

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!

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13 days ago

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1 month ago

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

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Good trail. Clearly marked. Love that it's a Loop and you don't have to back track. Lots of ups and downs makes for some good exercise.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a great trail. Maintained very well. No spider webs and fallen trees have been cut through to keep the trail open. I ran most of it but hiked up and down the inclines and declines which are steep and still provides more than enough effort to keep my heart rate up.

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5 months ago

Best trail I've been to so far, some decent hills to walk but nothing outrageous. Even with leaves covering the trail it is still easy to navigate.

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11 months ago

Hiked this trail this morning. It's a well marked and well maintained trail with lots of variety. The narrow trail follows some ridge lines with decent views and drops down into some valleys that include a number of creek crossings, though things were pretty dry today. I saw a few wild flowers and a doe and her fawn, heard a few frogs splash in the water before I could spot them, and cleared all the spiderwebs for those who head there this afternoon. Heading counterclockwise, there is an old car in the creek around mile 2. Overall it was a great hike and would probably be a good challenge for trail running as well. There is also a shortcut that cuts the distance from 3.3 miles to 1.3 miles.

hiking
Saturday, April 06, 2013