Jon and I decided to take advantage of the comfortable weather yesterday by taking a trip out to Jefferson Memorial Forest. We looked at the trail maps ahead of time and made the decision to hike the Red Trail in the Scott’s Gap section of the forest. The Red Trail is a 3.0 mile loop that also has a 1.25 mile shortcut loop available.
This was both Jon and I’s first time hiking this particular trail. The trail was very easy to follow and the red blazes along the trail were highly visible. The trail map lists this trail as being of moderate difficulty and I would say that assessment is accurate. There are a few up hill sections that may give some hikers a difficult time. We could hear what appeared to sound like rounds being fired at Knob Creek.
Just past the halfway point of the 3.0 mile loop, we came across a peculiar site. An old, rusted out car was right off the side of the trail.
Jon and I are planning on returning to Jefferson Memorial soon, weather permitting, to hike the 6.2 (one way) Siltstone Trail.