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Hike Name: Paul Yost Recreation Area
Country: United States
State: Kentucky
Nearby Town: Fairdale
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: From I-65 take the Snyder Freeway west, for 2 miles. Take the exit for Fairdale/National Turnpike, turning left onto National Turnpike. Take a right at the first light onto Fairdale Road. In 3/4 mile, turn right onto Manslick Road, then take an immediate left onto Mitchell Hill Road. In 1 mile, take a left onto Holsclaw Hill Road. Turn left into the Paul Yost area.
Total Hike Distance: 2.75 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: Roundtrip, Loop Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Parking Area
Trails Used: Blue Trail
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams
Management: State Forest Service
Contact Information: Jefferson Memorial Forest Rules
Paul Yost Recreation Area
11311 Mitchell Hill Road
Fairdale, KY 40118
phone 502/368-5404
Best Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs
Hike Summary: Jefferson Memorial Forest is located just 15 miles from downtown Louisville, and the wilderness covers more than 6,191 acres including the Paul Yost Recreation Area which has a combination of hiking and horse trails within its boundaries. This hike along the Blue Trail starts at the parking area next to the picnic pavillion and follows the path in a clockwise direction cliimbing steeply but rapidly to the ridge. It then loops around a creek at the valley floor and returns to the parking area which may be visible below in winter or spring conditions. Watch the intersecting trails on this hike as their are numerous crossings with the horse trails in the park.
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads



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