The blue loop, that connects with red begins at the Trumpet Round Road parking area is 3 miles round trip. The first section of the trail is steep and goes straight up, then slowly levels out and the elevation gain evens out as you near the summit. Several great overlooks await you if you hike this beautiful trail!
The yellow trail that cuts through the center of the blue loop is also open and affords a slightly less challenging hike up to the overlooks on the blue loop. Newly a serpentined trail from the kiosk up to connection to the blue loop and to The Ledges to take in the view. The yellow to blue loop is a moderate 2.3 miles and a less steep way to get up to see the overlooks.
The newly added red trail (referenced as Cole Hill Summit on the map) is a great connector to the blue and yellow trails via Cole Hill. This new trail makes for a new way to add some miles in the CFCJ. Total mileage for the red Cole Hill connector trail is approximately .75 miles making a blue ascent to the connector and yellow descent an approximate total of 3.25 miles.