Thursday Afternoon Fairly Strenuous 4.5 Mi Fitness Hike at JMF

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 and bug spray.

Special considerations: Very small chance of poisonous snakes, poison ivy and ticks.

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 http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?city=f...

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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  • Eric

    Thanks once again for this gathering and a special thanks to all attending. Weather was great! Enjoyed it all...

    June 14, 2013

  • Mike B.

    Great day for a hike!!! Nice to see everyone! Hope to see y'all again!

    June 13, 2013

  • Jermey F.

    Great hike the weather was wonderful and it was good to meet new people.

    1 · June 13, 2013

    • Chris

      It was great to have you come along.

      June 13, 2013

  • Chris

    Thank you for coming with us on beautiful Thursday evening. It was great to hike with you. Welcome Scotty, our new hiker. I know it was too easy for you. Hike all you can in this nice weather! Hope to see all of you again on the next hike.

    June 13, 2013

  • Scotty

    What time are we departing? Traffic has me running behind, but I'm on my way

    June 13, 2013

    • Scotty

      I'm on newcut. 15 mins away according to GPS

      June 13, 2013

    • Scotty

      Turning into Mitchell hill now. Leave me directions to catch up with you and I will... lol

      June 13, 2013

  • Jerry B.

    Plan on being there but will probably do what I did Tuesday. If I can time it right I might do the loop twice.

    June 13, 2013

    • Chris

      Wow. You go Mr. Beckum!!!

      June 13, 2013

  • Todd S.

    I will be 15 minutes late. Don't wait for me I will catch up.

    June 13, 2013

    • Chris

      Ok. I know you can...with ease.

      June 13, 2013

    • Angel

      Run Todd run! :-)

      June 13, 2013

  • Chris

    Hi All:
    At starting time we expect a very pleasant 80 degrees. If we have a lot of hikers and you have never been with us before or do not know the trail we will have a "buddy" system in place. This will explained to you at the start of the hike. It assures us all that no one will make wrong turns and gets lost. It is safer for you and the group.

    June 12, 2013

  • Ursula A.

    I have a previous engagement. Have a great hike!

    June 9, 2013

    • Chris

      Thank you and hope to see you on the next hike.

      June 12, 2013

  • Scotty

    Fairly strenuous? Fast paced? Sweet...

    June 8, 2013

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