Whittleton Arch Trail, 217 is a hiking trail in Powell County, Kentucky. It is within Daniel Boone National Forest. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 943 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 131 feet. The trail ends near the Whittleton Arch viewpoint.
Whittleton Arch Trail, 217 Professional Reviews and Guides
"Whittleton Branch is one of the best creeks to hike beside in the Gorge region. Depending on the time of year, it may be overflowing or languid, loud or quiet, but either way, this creek creek—with its streamside stroll and wooden footbridges, footbridges—is one of the most picturesque of all the creekside hikes. The added bonus is that a short side trail leads to one of the most well-known formations in the Gorge, the Whittleton Arch."
--Sean Patrick Hill, Hiking Kentucky's Red River Gorge (Menasha Ridge Press).
"This Sheltowee Trace hike starts near a popular campground at Natural Bridge State Park, then passes through the campground and reaches a full-blown forest. From here, it heads up the beautiful Whittleton Creek Valley, leaving state-park land to enter the Daniel Boone National Forest. The scenery gets better as the Trace reaches the Whittleton Arch Trail, which leads to its massive namesake stone feature. Outstanding Features: Attractive creek valley, and Whittleton Arch."
--Johnny Molloy, Day & Overnight Hikes along Kentucky's Sheltowee Trace National Scenic Trail (Menasha Ridge Press).
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