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Jefferson Memorial Forest & Natural Areas

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Environment
  • Sports & Recreation


11311 Mitchell Hill RoadP O Box 467Fairdale, KY 40118 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The mission of Louisville Metro Parks is to create a City of Parks and enhance the quality of life for citizens of Louisville Metro by maintaining and acquiring attractive, vibrant parks and offering safe, diverse recreation programs, and protecting these lands and resources for future generations.


The Natural Areas Division has nearly 50 miles of trail available for hiking, trail running, mountain biking, and horse riding. Jefferson Memorial Forest offers over 35 miles of scenic woodland trail for hiking, trail running and eleven miles available for equestrian use. Additionally, the Tulip Tree and Memorial Trails are handicapped accessible. Waverly Park offers over eight miles of multi-use trail for mountain biking and hiking. We invite you to explore these and other Natural Area Division trails. When exploring the map links below please note that trails in Jefferson Memorial Forest and Waverly Park have location numbers mounted on posts which correspond to those locations on the maps. Distances are indicated between trail junctions on the map and provide you the opportunity to plan your own individual trip and be able to calculate the route distance.


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