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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 durig ng 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

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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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks guys for having me. I'm glad I found ya'll.

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • Tim P.

    Even though we hike as a group we are all on our own individual journeys. Each hill we tackle and mile we walk or run means something different to each of us. No I'm not getting mushy, but this group has been amazing in that you can usually find someone to match whatever level you are at or trying to reach.

    1 · September 26, 2013

    • Chris

      Thank you, Tim and it is our pleasure to have you on all of our hikes. You have come a long way from the first time we hiked with you. Keep up the good work!!!

      1 · September 26, 2013

  • Chris

    We want to thank everyone for coming out this evening. I really enjoyed the hike, the weather and the company, thanks to all of you. We wish you a great week and see you on the next hike.

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • Eric

    Another good evening with nature and all... Thanks everyone, enjoyed the hike yet again.

    September 26, 2013

  • Dale L.

    Sorry can't make it.

    September 26, 2013

    • Chris

      Big wuss.

      1 · September 26, 2013

  • Scotty

    Lauren and I will be there

    September 25, 2013

    • Chris

      Glad to have you both.

      1 · September 25, 2013

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