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

hiking
29 days 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.

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

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
2 months ago

Good, strenuous trail right near Louisville. Would recommend for a good day trip without having to leave the Louisville area!

A great loop, pretty easy except for one valley that’s a little steep.

great loop trail, two decent size hills, love walking it with my dog. Keep your eyes open for trail markers and its great seeing the valley floor.

hiking
3 months ago

Was a beautiful spot to take the dogs. We all had a great time. We ended up doing about 12 miles because a few of the turns were not clearly marked. Had to keep bringing app up to make sure we were on the right path. Overall it was great and with all the hills, we all are going to be sleeping well tonight!

Really enjoyed this trail. Nice views. Well kept. Clean and very quiet.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail,only a couple areas in turns weren’t marked and had to check the gps, otherwise excellent, I’ll definitely be coming back in the summertime to see how different it looks.

Relatively flat except for the two huge climbs. They’ll let you know how out of shape you are. Beautiful views though.

Great workout with several incline/declines. We hiked in the snow...glad we brought our poles!

Beautiful winter hike close to Louisville.

Excellent trail! Well-maintained with lots of opportunity to challenge yourself physically (...were a few moderately steep hills!). My girlfriend and I were to do the Guided Winter Hike scheduled for today...missed the “meet-up” spot....Red Trail is what we did by ourselves. Admittedly there were a couple of spots where it would’ve been nice to have markers indicating that it’s the Red Trail, but there were dots spray-painted on trees! All-in-all, a FANTASTIC trail!!! What a lovely treasure right in the heart of South Louisville!!! ❤️

Heavily trafficked, pretty lake

I’d say this trail is good for beginners. Me and a few buddies recently got into hiking and this is the first one we did. The two hills will test you a bit but otherwise it’s pretty easy going and great for someone who is just getting started!

Good trail, we did get a little confused in 2 spots on what way they sign was pointing 2. But other than that it was a good hike.

Well-marked wooded trail through gentle hills with a creek crossing. We took the shortcut due to time constraints. A very worthwhile and enjoyable couple-hour hike.

6 months ago

Great trail - not overly challenging, but definitely gets the blood pumping.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice trail. Great for training. Ups and downs.

This trail (red trail) was my first experience hiking a few years ago. A friend and I had the idea of a short after dinner hike. We started out completely unprepared to walk anywhere. 6 pm start with no flashlights, water, food, cell phone, nothing. That 4 hour hike to finally find our car in the dark was a very unpleasant experience. That sparked my interest in being properly prepared for my next trip. I have now learned that lesson and now only hike when within my abilities and preparedness. Since then I have hiked this trail twice with great times to report.

hiking
6 months ago

Great elevation changes that will get your heart rate up quickly. Trees, trees, rocks and more trees fill in most of this trail, therefor hindering many views only seen in the winter. Still one of my favorite day hikes available in the surrounding area.

Nice trail. Well marked.

hiking
6 months ago

I completed this trail this weekend. The hike in was easy going for me. The hike back to the car was tough, but was exactly the challenge that I was looking for. As others have commented, there was a lot of trash, but it was mostly in the first 2 miles from the Welcome Center.

The trail is half fire road and winds past campgrounds. There’s a couple of tame creek crossings along with short but mean climbs.

A very nice 2 hour stroll in the woods.

hiking
7 months ago

challenging and beautiful

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