Located just 15 miles from downtown Louisville, Jefferson Memorial Forest’s 6,191 acres give you the opportunity to experience nature at its most spectacular – without leaving the city. Picnic underneath a towering oak tree. Grab a backpack and hit the trails in the nation’s largest municipal urban forest. Or, set up your tent and take in the symphony of crickets and frogs. Whether you want to be adventurous, be inspired or just be, the forest offers all sorts of wonderful woodland possibilities. That’s the beauty of the forest – it’s your adventure, and it doesn’t have to cost you a thing.