Route: Siltstone & Scott's Gap Trails (KY)

Location
Kentucky, US
Distance
15.7 mi
Description

16 miles of beautiful trail outside Louisville, KY. Siltstone trail is approximately 13 miles, out and back, and the Scott's Gap loop is 3 miles done in the middle. The trail has over 3,000 feet of gain, with plenty of roots and rocks, but is mostly runnable.
https://louisvilleky.gov/sites/default/files/parks/pdfs/scotts_gap-siltstone_flier.pdf

--submitted by Sara Mahoney

GPS Track

Comments

I'll be attempting this tomorrow morning at about 6:30am.  Solo, unsupported.

Did you start from the Welcome Center, or from the Gazebo down the paved path? While I will by no means beat your time, I might try to beat 2:45 next weekend. I will probably run out and back over the 13 miles that do not include the Scott's Gap tomorrow to see how that goes. 

The weather tomorrow looks perfect, and I plan to take a shot at this one.

I missed the record by about 9 minutes, but had a great, hard run. Gorgeous day, sweet trail. Nice mix of ridge-tops and lowlands, with wonderful stands of beeches and oaks, among others. The trail was well maintained--and busy compared to the trails I'm accustomed to. Much respect to Justin for a strong time on this route!