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Siltstone Trail

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 4.5 (6)

The longest trail in Jefferson Memorial - it's the gem of the Forest!


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6.6

Miles

10.7

KM

90%

Runnable

857' 261 m

High

538' 164 m

Low

918' 280 m

Up

921' 281 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Wildlife

Description

This longer trail starts at the Jefferson Memorial Forest Visitor Center and ends at Scotts Gap Road. You can add the Scott's Gap loop for some additional mileage. This trail starts out with a couple of grueling climbs in the first two miles before settling in on a ridge, though smaller hills are aplenty. In the spring and winter you get some great views through the trees, and in the fall, the colors are spectacular.

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Nathan Muleski

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  4.5 from 6 votes

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in Kentucky

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Start of the Siltstone Trail, with the man-made lake in the background.
May 26, 2016 near Fairdale, KY

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Aug 4, 2018
David B
Great for an out and back with plenty of ups and downs. 13mi — 2h 50m