Thursday Afternoon Fairly Strenuous 4.5 Mi Fitness Hike at JMF

           *******Please note new starting time 4:30pm*******

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. 

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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  • Chris

    I want to thank you for coming out this afternoon. I really had a good time. Always nice to see the familiar faces. The falling snow made the forest look really great!! We wish you a great weekend and hope to see you on the next hike.

    1 · January 16, 2014

  • Eric

    Yeeeoooooo, a nice hike! Thanks everyone!

    January 16, 2014

  • Chris

    Please note the new starting of 4:30 pm. I think we have enough daylight to gradually moving the hikes back a little at a time. I hope that helps some of you. It's a 90 minute hike and we will be fine.

    January 9, 2014

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