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Siltstone Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.6 (8)

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


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6.6

Miles

10.7

KM

Point to Point

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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  4.6 from 8 votes

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  4.6 from 8 votes
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#17

in Kentucky

#2,117

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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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Dec 18, 2020
Ali E
4.4mi — 2h 00m
Nov 14, 2020
Keith O Walker
Easy Walk 3.1mi — 1h 42m
May 17, 2019
Craig Tuck
Jan 27, 2019
Traci Lewis
good trail. well marked with white blazes. 6.6mi — 2h 00m
Nov 10, 2018
Trevor Aten
4mi — 3h 00m
Sep 1, 2018
Cody Parks
Bring more water next time! 13mi
Aug 19, 2018
Seiler Smith
Don't know how I ended at nearly 14 miles, but... It was grueling and worth it. Rain made it more difficult. Several steep climbs. Would recommend! 13.8mi — 4h 37m
Sep 23, 2017
Franky Galloway