Tower Rock Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This short walk to a tall rock on the edge of the Clifty Wilderness is perfect for families with small children. Do keep in mind you are entering a federally designated wilderness, which is managed to be more primitive than other areas. Wilderness is also managed to provide solitude, and the maximum group size is ten. The Tower Rock Trailhead sign is on the left (north) side of the road, and on the right is a narrow shoulder for parking. Be careful; the shoulder is indeed narrow, and below lies the Red River."
--Michael H. Brown, Revised by Carrie L. Stambaugh, Hiking Kentucky (Falcon Guides).
"Hidden above the Red River is the monolithic Tower Rock, known to rock climbers but virtually unknown to hikers, and even then there may be no one there at all. The trailhead is virtually unmarked but for a small trail sign along the road. Even the parking area is obscure. That said, this is a short and pleasant hike into the edge of the Clifty Wilderness, through rhododendron thickets and tall hardwoods to a sandstone cathedral rising to 90 feet above the forest floor. The climb to Tower Rock is easy and makes a good hike for kids."
--Sean Patrick Hill, Hiking Kentucky's Red River Gorge (Menasha Ridge Press).
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