Thursday Afternoon Fairly Strenuous 4.5 Mi Fitness Hike at JMF


New Starting Time 6:30pm

Please be on time

A strenuous 4.5 mile Fitness hike for those who feel the need for speed on the Siltstone and Purple Heart trails at Jefferson Memorial Forest. There are lots of very steep hills, so it's not easy.

* Difficulty level: Strenuous due to steep hills

* Distance and Pace: 4.5 miles, a fast pace workout

* Regrouping: We will regroup twice during the hike

* What to Bring: Comfortable shoes, water

* Special considerations: Very small chance of poisonous snakes and skunks.

* Route:  - From the Welcome Center on the Siltstone Trail to the Purple Heart Trail, counter clockwise around the Purple Heart, then back the way we came.

MapQuest Link to Welcome Center

Directions to Welcome Center: 1. From I-65 take I-265 West (Gene Snyder Freeway). 2. Take the New Cut Road exit and turn left (south). 3. Travel approximately 1.2 miles. At the yellow flashing light, turn right onto Mitchelll Hill Road. 4. Travel 1.5 miles. Turn left into the Welcome Center parking lot (11311 Mitchell Hill Road). The Welcome Center is a white, two-story building with a red roof.

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  • Chris

    Thank you all for coming with us on this beautiful evening. We had a great time. Welcome Jennifer! I hope you liked it. It was great to see how well you can hike. Wishing all of you a great Derby Weekend and see you on the next hike.

    May 2, 2013

    • Eric

      I hope you have a good Derby weekend too! And, Thanks!

      May 3, 2013

  • Jennifer Graham

    Good, definitely strenuous but a really good workout!

    May 2, 2013

  • Eric

    Once again, a nice hike! Thanks all! Nice meeting you Jennifer, come back again, SMILES!!!!!!

    May 2, 2013

  • Chris

    Good Morning All. At starting time we expect clear skies and warm 78 to 80 degrees. Bring water AND bug spray. We will have a bonus walk on the blue trail at 5:00pm. Looking forward to seeing you on the trail.

    May 2, 2013

    • Eric

      She's planning on walking/hiking while we hike...

      May 2, 2013

    • Chris

      Smart Idea !

      May 2, 2013

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