Explore the most popular hiking trails near Fairdale with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hilly at times, shady for much of it. the lake definitely has fish. popular as there were several people and dogs. worthy of a morning hike

One of my favorites and regulars at JM. The secluded lake is an awesome reward after a 2 mile hike.

Tough 13 mile hike on hot summer day. Bring lots of water. Lots of elevation and a lot of roots on the trail.

Well marked and nice balance of different types of terrain.

trail running
1 month 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.

hiking
1 month ago

I enjoyed the hike in the first 3 mile section of the hike, closer to the welcome center. Beautiful trail. In the second 3 mile section you can tell horses have frequented the trail leaving divets. There are also many many dead trees and debris along the second section. Overall great workout. I wish at the end of the trail there would be picnic tables and a place to rest and eat before heading back another 6 miles to do the full round trip.

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

hiking
2 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.

Very hot and some challenging ascents so bring plenty of water

hiking
2 months ago

Brutal trail in the heat. So much constant elevation. Has to be over 3000 feet. 2 of us went thru 5.5 liters of water and 2 16 ounce gatorades. Ran out of water for the last mile. I know the heat was a factor but I found this more challenging than the millennium at Bernheim.

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.

hiking
3 months ago

Spent the good portion of the day hiking this trail with my son after forgetting to pack any food. We had water covered though and finally made it. The reward for the hike was a massive feast at Shack in the Back BBQ.

Love this trail. I want to go back and see more of it.

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome hiking. Steep includes make for a great workout.

hiking
3 months ago

I feel this is a great trail to use for training to build endurance for more challenging trails...this trail offered challenges but also "flats" to allow you to recover.

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.

3 months ago

NEEDS MILE MARKERS and better signs to point to welcome center. Other than that, was fun trail. I went with out a map, bad idea lol.

Great trail to restart hiking regularly. Lake is a nice oasis. Too bad benches have obstructed view of lake.

hiking
4 months ago

Several good ascents. Lots of ridge hiking with good views in early spring or late fall. Take plenty of water and arrange transport if only want to do one way.

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

Some moderate to steep climbs. A few very muddy spots. Overall was very peaceful, with some great views of Tom Wallace Lake. Enjoyed this trail and will Hike/Run on it again.

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

5 months ago

challenging, beautiful, peaceful

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.

hiking
5 months ago

Went after rain, very muddy. Gorgeous views especially with all the leaves off the trees.

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