Yost Ridge Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews

Yost Ridge Trail is a 10.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fairdale, Kentucky that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
10.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1758 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

This trail begins at the Welcome Center of Jefferson Memorial Forest and winds its way up a ridge to an awesome view of Louisvilles skyline. Continue on to Mitchell Hill Trail and the Horine Reservation. There is a spur trail that is under construction.

trail running
24 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.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

9 months ago

7 boy scouts and 5 adults hiked this trail. 10 miles. Senior scouts down to 1st year scouts had no trouble with this trail. Clean and well marked. Very nice.

10 months ago

A good hike. A few blue and yellow blazes that were confusing. I know there is a Blue trail but I can't pin point where it is? Adding other trails to Yost Ridge makes for a full day of great local hiking!

11 months ago

Steep but fun!

hiking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

hiking
Monday, February 08, 2016

Went with my 3 and 5 year old boys. Uphill, but easy grade. We all enjoyed it!

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Easy access to trail from Visitor's Center, and a gorgeous walk any time of year.

hiking
Sunday, August 30, 2015

trail running
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

hiking
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Pretty easy and enjoyable trail. I like to do this one with my sister, who has back problems, because it isn't too strenuous for her and yet it still quite fun to hike.

hiking
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Excellent trail. Wasn't too strenuous, so very family friendly trail. Well marked and easy to find.

hiking
Saturday, April 05, 2014

hiking
Sunday, August 04, 2013

hiking
Sunday, September 09, 2012

hiking
Friday, May 11, 2012

Terrific trail that is well maintained with nice elevation changes. I was perfect for me as I was on business trip and gave me a chance to do a quick one hour hike after work. Looking forward to exploring more trails within the Jefferson Memorial Forest.