Hiking Kentuckyand39;s Red River Gorge  by Sean Patrick Hill

Hiking Kentucky's Red River Gorge Guide Book

by Sean Patrick Hill (Menasha Ridge Press)
Hiking Kentuckyand39;s Red River Gorge  by Sean Patrick Hill
The book showcases 25 of the best hikes in the Gorge. Distinguished from other Red River Gorge guides, this book provides readers with detailed maps, sharp photos, and individual-trail details, and outlines definitive hikes.

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Trails from the "Hiking Kentucky's Red River Gorge" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 25.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 25.

A short and easy hike, great for families, leads above the ravine of Parched Corn Creek to a double arch known as the Angel Windows. Though the trail officially ends here, you can duck through one of ...
Valeria, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
Naturally, anyone visiting Natural Bridge State Resort Park is going to visit the namesake of the park, the soaring sandstone arch rising above the forest. Chances are that if they are tourists, they ...
Slade, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
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Two short trails leave the parking lot but travel to sites not to be missed. The paved path to Chimney Top leads to an incredible lookout with a panoramic view over the Red River Gorge, the Chimney To ...
Slade, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.6
The loop to Courthouse Rock offers the stunning cliff-top views that make the Red River Gorge famous. From the highest points, you will see the Gorge itself, as well as vistas to Ravens Rock, Haystack ...
Slade, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
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An easy 0.6-mile trail begins at the far end of the Grays Arch Picnic Area, leading down a series of stairs to the rock overhang, making for a fairly easy out-and-back. But as long as you’re going to ...
Slade, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
Traversing a wooded ridge, the trail to Double Arch actually follows the old Tunnel Ridge Road, now closed to all but foot traffic. This makes for an easy, even quick hike. The last stretch of trail b ...
Slade, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
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One of the quickest and easiest ways to see one of the most famous arches in the Red River Gorge region is to make a short ramble through the forest to Grays Arch. Perched above an impressive overhang ...
Slade, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.3
Natural Bridge is a great place to camp, too, and the Whittleton Campground is absolutely lovely, although it can be difficult to find a spot there on crowded holiday weekends. Whittleton Branch flows ...
Slade, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
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Of all the hikes in Natural Bridge State Resort Park—in fact, of all the hikes in the entire Red River Gorge area—this one is without a doubt one of the most demanding and difficult. You have several ...
Slade, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.5
To the north of the Koomer Ridge Campground lies some of the most amazing terrain in the Red River Gorge area. Around Koomer Ridge, a double loop surveys the best of the region. You will enjoy Hidden ...
Slade, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.9
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In 2010, a fire roared through this area, burning a great deal of the forests along Rush Ridge, though the Pinch-Em-Tight Ridge was spared. This loop follows both ridges, providing chances to see both ...
Slade, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
This easy path, great for kids, visits some of the biggest trees in the area, including eastern hemlocks, which give parts of this trail a vaulted feel. Tangles of flowering rhododendrons, mountain la ...
Campton, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
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It is entirely possible that of all the trails the Red River Gorge has to offer, this one is the most popular. Two reasons quickly come to mind: the Indian Steps, a water-scoured formation up a steep ...
Valeria, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.3
The Sheltowee Trace, Kentucky’s most famous trail, runs on a northsouth route for 269 miles through the length of the state. About 17 of those miles cross the length of the Red River Gorge Geological ...
Mariba, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 14
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The Clifty Wilderness, along the eastern border of the Red River Gorge Geological Area, is one of only two designated wilderness areas in the state of Kentucky. Remarkably, it is nearly empty of peopl ...
Valeria, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.7
If you happen to be camping at the Koomer Ridge Campground, there’s really no reason not to hike the trails that begin in the campground itself. They make a great early-morning or -evening hike for fa ...
Slade, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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Of all the trails in the Red River Gorge, this short path is likely the most heavily used of them all. Granted, the drive alone is stunning: the access road, as well as the trail, stretches along a ri ...
Valeria, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
One of the best ways to experience the Clifty Wilderness, the Swift Camp Creek Trail 219 winds along overhanging cliffs and under dense forests of towering trees. For a stretch, Swift Camp Creek desce ...
Valeria, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.6
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Two trails create a quiet, seldom-used loop through the primitive Clifty Wilderness, descending to Swift Camp Creek and passing numerous cliff formations and water-cooled grottoes. The woods of this 1 ...
Campton, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.3
The railroad company built the Original Trail, easily one of the most heavily used 0.75-mile trails in the state. But don’t let that fact sway you: Natural Bridge is a highlight of the Gorge, and if y ...
Slade, KY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
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